Business

Strong UK retail sales reinforces rate hike predictions

Sep 20, 2017

Retail sales in Britain rose strongly during August, easing concerns about the scale of the inflation-led consumer slowdown

Global stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results

Sep 20, 2017

Global stock markets are little changed as investors take to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement of the results of its meeting

The Latest: Markets subdued ahead of Fed policy decision

Sep 20, 2017

Financial markets are largely subdued ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of its monetary policy meeting

Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

Sep 20, 2017

GOP health care bill likely to leave more uninsured; those with health savings accounts could benefit

A last, last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

Sep 20, 2017

President Trump and Senate GOP leaders are in a frantic hunt for the last vote or two to pass revived legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.'

Water district deals blow to proposed California tunnels

Sep 20, 2017

Two massive tunnels that would have transformed California's water system are looking like they might become just a pipe dream.

Entertainment

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

Sep 20, 2017

Mexico's civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

Sep 20, 2017

A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may seek political asylum in US

Latin Grammy nominations postponed over natural disasters

Sep 20, 2017

Nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid stage London Fashion Week show

Sep 19, 2017

Designer Tommy Hilfiger and model Gigi Hadid have staged a grungy rock affair for their catwalk show on the final night of London Fashion Week

'Stronger' spawns a friendship for Gyllenhaal and Bauman

Sep 19, 2017

"Stronger," directed by David Gordon Green, is the kind of movie that holds as much drama off the screen as on it

Emmys steady in ratings but no Colbert bump; football rules

Sep 19, 2017

Hard-working Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert and a Sean Spicer cameo avoided a ratings slide for the ceremony

Media

US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

Sep 20, 2017

Trump administration report points to Egyptian human rights abuses, anti-democracy actions

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

Sep 20, 2017

Mexico's civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states

The Latest: Jose weakens to tropical storm off US East Coast

Sep 20, 2017

Jose has weakened to a tropical storm, but forecasters expect dangerous surf and rip currents will continue along the East Coast of the U.S. for several days

Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

Sep 19, 2017

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress

Live Instagram video leads police to suspect in killing

Sep 19, 2017

Authorities say an 18-year-old who was named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives and is suspected of a slaying was caught in Los Angeles after posting a live video on social media

Emmys steady in ratings but no Colbert bump; football rules

Sep 19, 2017

Hard-working Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert and a Sean Spicer cameo avoided a ratings slide for the ceremony

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