Wall Street rose on Monday, Dec. 5, with the Dow Jones industrials setting fresh record highs, as services sector data gave further evidence of strength in the domestic economy. U.S. services sector activity hit a one-year high in November, with a surge in production boosting hiring, following on the heels of Friday's employment report that showed strong job gains last month. U.S. stocks have climbed since the Nov. 8 election, fueled by expectations of significant economic stimulus and cuts in corporate taxes and regulations under President-elect Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON—A man who took a rifle into a Washington pizza restaurant on Sunday, Dec. 4, "to self-investigate" a fake news report that it was operating a child abuse ring has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, police in the U.S. capital said. Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., was charged after the incident at Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington near the Maryland border on Sunday afternoon.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday, Dec. 5, after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot...
CAIRO, Egypt — A newly identified spokesman for Islamic State urged sympathizers around the world to carry out a fresh wave of attacks, singling out Turkish diplomatic, military and financial interests as the Islamists' preferred targets. Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer, whose role as the group's mouthpiece was disclosed for the first time on Monday, Dec. 5, also told Islamic State fighters to stand their ground in the town of Tal Afar, where they are threatened by Iraqi forces bearing down on the city of Mosul, the group's last major Iraqi stronghold.
Comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is to host the 2017 Oscars ceremony in February, Hollywood trade publications Variety and The Hollywood Reporter said on Monday, Dec. 5. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, could not immediately confirm or deny the report, first reported as an exclusive by Variety.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Dec. 5, rejected former TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau's bid to overturn his criminal contempt conviction and 10-year prison sentence for exaggerating the...
Amazon.com Inc.'s new bricks-and-mortar grocery store doesn't have at least one thing that supermarkets have - queues at the checkout counter. The online shopping giant's new 1,800-square-foot convenience store, Amazon Go, in Seattle uses sensors to detect what shoppers have picked off the shelf and bills it to their Amazon account if they don't put it back. Amazon Go, currently available only for its employees, is expected to be publicly available early next year, the company said on Monday, Dec. 5.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump supports the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota, his spokesman said on Monday, Dec. 5, when asked about the government's ruling against the controversial...
OAKLAND, Calif. - The death toll rose to 36 from a huge fire that tore through a converted warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party and investigators said on Monday they "absolutely believe" more bodies will be pulled from the rubble.
WASHINGTON - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter, has accepted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Trump's transition team said on Monday. Carson, a popular writer and speaker in conservative circles, has been a close adviser to Trump since he dropped out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary contest and he is a vice chairman of Trump's transition team.