Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 2:31pm
The Senate moved Monday toward removing the last hurdles to legislation bolstering disease research and simplifying the government's pathway for pharmaceutical and medical device approvals as a Congress marked by frequent battles with President Barack Obama prepared to close out its business with a bipartisan accord.
Pan Pylas, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 2:13pm
Greece won some short-term debt relief from European creditors on Monday even though it failed to clear the latest hurdle in its bailout program that has prevented the country going bankrupt and crashing out of the euro.
Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 2:12pm
Calls mounted rapidly Monday from populist and other opposition leaders for quick elections in Italy, seeking to capitalize on Premier Matteo Renzi's humiliating defeat in a referendum on government-championed reforms.
A St. Louis-area businessman and three other men face kidnapping charges after authorities say they kept a man at a house over three days and threatened and beat him before releasing him when his parents paid about $27,000 in ransom money, court documents show.
James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 2:00pm
Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for months are vowing to stay put on their sprawling North Dakota encampment despite harsh winter weather and a tribal leaders' call to leave.
Two doors from the first store owned by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington and The Wal-Mart Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.
James MacPherson, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 1:30pm
So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.
Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 1:01pm
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned that governments and industry must do their part to spur growth and ensure that prosperity is more equally distributed to counter a rising tide of insecurity and anxiety.
Joe Mandak, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 12:52pm
A Pennsylvania prosecutor's office and two businesses were among hundreds of thousands of victims of an international cybercrime operation disabled by federal authorities and the European Union last week.
A federal appeals court has agreed to delay consideration of a lawsuit from Republican lawmakers over the Obama health care law. President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress plan to repeal and replace the law.