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 Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote.
Erica Werner, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 10:11am
Minority Leader Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the sweeping health care law.
David McHugh, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 10:11am
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.
Jill Lawless, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 9:42am
The drama of Britain's exit from the European Union was being acted out this week on two of London's grandest stages: the Supreme Court and the House of Commons chamber. The plot is gripping, but the ending is still a mystery.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 9:41am
U.S. stocks edging higher in late morning trading Thursday, keeping major market indexes at record highs. Banks, technology and materials companies are leading the way higher. Defense contractors and other industrial companies are taking losses. Bond yields rose.
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.