Aritz Parra, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 11:04am
Spain's parliament was set to pass a new national budget Wednesday, giving the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy some breathing space as it combats the continuing secession drive in Catalonia.
A well-known Harvard University economist has been accused of creating a "sexually hostile" work environment by talking about sex, making inappropriate comments and objectifying women in his research lab, according to lawyers for a woman who has filed complaints with the school and the state.
Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 10:34am
French President Emmanuel Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection and taxes as France pushes for tougher European regulations.
Hope Yen, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 10:34am
Congress is set to deliver a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system, despite concerns from some Democrats that this will prove too costly.
Federal prosecutors are alleging that two Topeka businessmen and a Kansas City-area man operated a $352 million business fraud scheme that involved using minority or disabled military veterans to obtain federal business contracts.
Mike Catalini, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 10:08am
Legislation that would authorize $300 million annually to rescue New Jersey's nuclear energy industry — a request for financial help made by the state's largest utility company — was signed into law Wednesday.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 10:00am
U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday as banks drop along with bond yields. That comes after the market slipped at the end of the previous day's trading. Energy and industrial companies are also down. Investors are concerned about the European economy after a measure of business activity in the region fell to an 18-month low in May. Target is sliding after big investments in its operations cut into its first-quarter profit while Tiffany is soaring after issuing a strong report.
Randall Chase, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 9:51am
CBS Corp. is asking a judge to bless a move by its board to dilute the stock voting power of its controlling shareholder, the latest step in an ongoing legal battle for control of the mass media company.
David McHugh and Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 9:38am
Bulgaria has hit a setback to its hopes of soon becoming a member of the shared euro currency after the European Central Bank said the EU's poorest country needs "wide-ranging" reforms to get its economy in shape.
Matthew Perrone, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 9:32am
Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.