Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos support Kaepernick
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Tommie Smith and John Carlos were proud to raise their gloved fists in a symbolic protest at the Olympics, and now they're proud that Colin Kaepernick and other athletes are staging national anthem protests to raise awareness about racial inequality and police brutality.
US economy grew at 1.4 percent rate in spring
PepsiCo's drinks, snacks boost sales in North America
PepsiCo sold more of its beverages and Frito-Lay snacks in North America during the third quarter, helping it deliver a profit that beat Wall Street expectations. The maker of Gatorade sports drinks and ...
Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?
Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror. Republican- and Democratic-controlled Congresses, and presidents ...
Wells Fargo chief Stumpf heads to Hill as pressure mounts
Earlier this week, the bank took back $41 million in stock awarded to Stumpf, an unprecedented rebuke to a major U.S. bank CEO, but the move is unlikely to silence calls for his resignation. On Wednesday, California, Wells Fargo's home state, suspended business relationships with the bank for a year and said it would work with the state's two giant public pension funds to change the management structure at the bank, including separating the roles of CEO and chairman. The episode has been a stunning reversal for Stumpf, long regarded as a safe pair of hands in the industry for navigating Wells Fargo successfully through the financial crisis.
US sharply upgrades 2nd quarter growth to 1.4%
The US economy grew faster than originally thought in the second quarter of this year, with Commerce Department figures released Thursday showing a 1.4 percent annual rate. In releasing the new numbers, which are derived from a fuller set of data than that used in prior estimates, the Commerce Department said the general picture of US growth in the quarter remained the same.
No. 11 Tennessee, No. 25 Georgia meet in key SEC East game
Expert panel: Tokyo Olympics costs could top $30 billion
The price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken and several key venues are relocated, an expert panel warned Thursday in ...
India says launches strikes on militants in Pakistan, raising risk of escalation
By Sanjeev Miglani and Asad Hashim NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - India said on Thursday it had conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan and raising the risk of escalation. Pakistan said two of its soldiers had been killed in exchanges of fire and in repulsing an Indian "raid", but denied India had made any targeted strikes across the de facto frontier that runs through the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir. The cross-border action inflicted significant casualties, the Indian army's head of operations told reporters in New Delhi, while senior government officials said Indian soldiers had crossed the border to target militant camps.
Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states
WASHINGTON (AP) ? More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely beneficiary, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.