Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Posted Apr 29th - 1:10am
Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.
Royal Bank of Scotland says its net loss widened in the first quarter as the taxpayer-owned bank made its final 1.2 billion pound ($1.7 billion) payment to the U.K. Treasury as part of the deal to give the government first crack at any profits.
Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | Posted Apr 28th - 10:20pm
An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling that the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller.
Kevin Freking, Associated Press | Posted Apr 28th - 10:12pm
The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would prohibit federal agencies from asking certain job applicants questions about criminal and credit history until a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Bob Christie, Associated Press | Posted Apr 28th - 8:21pm
The Arizona Legislature dug into a third day of work on a budget deal negotiated between Republican House and Senate leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday without a clear agreement with GOP members in the House who are pushing for more spending on K-12 education.
Philip Kives, the tireless TV pitchman whose commercials implored viewers to "wait, there's more!" while selling everything from vegetable slicers to hit music compilations on vinyl, has died at age 87.
FBI officials say there's no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask a criminal, according to a report obtained through a public records lawsuit.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Apr 28th - 6:40pm
The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, clearing the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country's most important diplomatic posts.
The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project approved a revised $64 billion plan Thursday that calls for the train to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California, acknowledging the political reality that federal and private financing has fallen far short of what backers had hoped.