Kelvin Chan, Associated Press | Posted Oct 5th - 9:40pm
Japan led Asian stocks higher Tuesday on hopes for new stimulus from its central bank while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates.
Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press | Posted Oct 5th - 7:20pm
Stock market traders and chess players — that's who's playing DraftKings, according to CEO Jason Robins, who told a crowd of casino executives last week in Las Vegas that fewer than 15 percent of the players on his site make wagers in traditional sports books.
Jason Dearen and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | Posted Oct 5th - 6:50pm
The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly — and tragically — adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.
Gillian Flaccus and Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Posted Oct 5th - 4:41pm
When Volkswagen opened its gleaming pollution testing center near the California coast, a top executive from the German automaker helped snip the blue ribbon and joined a tour of a lab so advanced that VW would brag the air inside was cleaner than in the surrounding strawberry fields.
Wilson Ring, Associated Press | Posted Oct 5th - 7:12pm
An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said.
Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | Posted Oct 5th - 5:43pm
One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America "workers" in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state's combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews.
A 13-year-old transgender student who wanted to use the boy's bathroom and locker room at his middle school in Elko County has sparked a new round of debate among legislators over the issue. The school board rejected his request, prompting the threat of legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press | Posted Oct 5th - 4:11pm
Gov. Tom Wolf warned Monday that steep cuts in education spending and higher borrowing costs are among the inevitable consequences if he cannot persuade enough state lawmakers to support higher taxes to pay for a long-term budget deficit he inherited.