Andrew Taylor and Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 9:30am
In typical last-minute fashion, Congress scrambled Thursday to wrap-up unfinished business that includes a vote in the Senate on a sweeping defense policy bill and final action on a must-do spending measure to keep the government from shutting down at midnight Friday.
An energy company announced plans Thursday to permanently close the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan in 2018, which could mean hundreds of job cuts for a major employer in the region if regulators approve the closure.
Turkey's leader has renounced foreign currencies in favor of the ailing lira currency in keeping with his appeal to Turkish citizens to do the same, his spokesman said Thursday, as a new measure was unveiled to help struggling businesses.
Frank Eltman, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 9:03am
Commercial fishing companies, trade groups and three fishing-based municipalities are seeking to delay the lease sale of an Atlantic Ocean site between New York and New Jersey that federal officials envision as the home of a massive offshore wind energy project.
A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote.
David McHugh, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 8:50am
The European Central Bank will pour another half-trillion euros ($579 billion) in newly printed money into the eurozone economy to support its recovery as the currency union heads into what could be a tumultuous election year.
Munir Ahmed and Asif Shahzad, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 8:40am
Pakistan said Thursday it will open an investigation into a plane crash the day before in the country's northwest that killed 47 passengers and crew, as military helicopters ferried the remains of victims to the capital.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 8:11am
US stocks are edging mostly lower in early trading Thursday as major indexes back away from record high levels. Gains in banks and technology shares were outweighed by losses in other sectors including health care and industrial stocks. Bond yields climbed, which sent high-dividend stocks lower.
Joan Lowy and David Dishneau, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 8:00am
The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the road.