Britain backs Heathrow airport expansion despite splits
The British government approved a new third runway at London's Heathrow airport on Tuesday, a long-awaited decision that has stoked divisions and follows decades of debate. The move was hailed by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling as a "momentous step" but sparked protests and threats of legal action from opponents. Following Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union, the "long overdue" decision would "send a clear message today that Britain is open for business", Grayling told parliament.
Sumner Redstone forced to borrow $100 million from National Amusements: lawsuit
The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, says Redstone cashed in stock options and restricted shares of Viacom and CBS to give $45 million each to Manuela Herzer and Sydney Holland. Representatives for Herzer and Holland could not immediately be reached for comment.
Stocks fall as earnings hit consumer names like Whirlpool
NEW YORK (AP) ? U.S. stocks are slipping Tuesday as corporate earnings dominate the news and consumer companies like athletic apparel maker Under Armour and appliance maker Whirlpool absorb their largest losses in years. However strong results for household goods maker Procter & Gamble are sending its stock higher.
Target plays up value for the holiday season
From a Broadway-style marketing campaign to more exclusive toys, Target wants to lure shoppers during the final critical months of the year. More importantly, though, it needs to convince shoppers that ...
Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge; boys surviveWANAQUE, N.J. (AP) ? A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are expected to make a full recovery.
Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery
Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado. The company ...
Zoo: Gorilla's death drew attention, didn't hurt attendance
Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly half a million Volkswagen owners the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.
Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula is U.S. policy: State DepartmentU.S. policy is to achieve a verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday, shortly after a senior U.S. official said trying to persuade Pyongyang to give up nuclear weapons was a lost cause.
U.S. says to launch campaign on Raqqa before Mosul completeBy Phil Stewart and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday made its strongest indication yet that the battle to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State could be fast approaching, saying it would "overlap" with an already unfolding assault in Iraq to seize the city of Mosul. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters after meeting allies in Paris, did not disclose the timing of the Raqqa campaign but said preparations were on track. "Yes, there will be overlap (in the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) and that's part of our plan and we are prepared for that," Carter said after a gathering of 13 countries in the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State.