WASHINGTON - Four U.S. senators introduced a joint resolution of disapproval on Thursday seeking to block the U.S. sale of $1.15 billion of Abrams tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia.
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday called on the Republican-led U.S. Congress to allow an up-or-down vote on funding to combat the Zika virus without other provisions attached, calling the health threat posed by the pathogen a national emergency.
CHICAGO - U.S. corn futures climbed more than 1 percent to a two-week high on Thursday as investors exited short positions ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly crop report due on Monday, when the government was expected to trim corn yields.
NEW YORK - Oil prices soared more than 4 percent on Thursday after U.S. inventory data showed a surprisingly large drawdown in crude stocks, driven by fewer imports into the U.S. Gulf Coast due to Tropical Storm Hermine last week.
AUSTIN, Texas - At least one person died in a shooting on Thursday at a high school in the West Texas town of Alpine, with early reports indicating a female student shot another female student in a bathroom and apparently killed herself, ABC News reported.
AUSTIN, Texas - At least one person was shot on Thursday at a high school in the west Texas border town of Alpine, which was on lockdown because of reports of an active shooter, TV station KWES reported.
NEW YORK - A U.S. government weather forecaster said Thursday La Nina conditions were no longer likely to develop during the Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2016/17, saying neutral conditions were more likely.
NEW YORK - Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that Russia’s Vladimir Putin had been a better leader than U.S. President Barack Obama, as the Republican presidential nominee used a televised forum to argue he was best equipped to reassert America’s global leadership. Trump suggested at the event in which he and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton made back-to-back appearances that U.S. generals had been stymied by the policies of Obama and Clinton, who served as the Democratic president’s first secretary of state.
American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, U.S. media reported on Wednesday, following a scandal involving the U.S. Olympic athlete and three other swimmers at the Rio Games. The suspension was handed down by the U.S.
JERUSALEM - Israeli aircraft attacked targets in Syria on Thursday, for the second time in five days, after an errant mortar shell from fighting among factions in Syria struck the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said. No casualties from the shellfire were reported and a statement by the milita