Stocks edged higher Monday on Wall Street after a strong sales report from McDonald's offset concerns about the surprise resignation of Italy's prime minister. Investors also waited for developments in crucial U.S. budget talks.
People who were in the group of young men arrested and charged in connection with the armed robbery and stabbing death of a teen at the Woodley Park Metro Station gave police detailed descriptions of the robbery, according to court documents.
Joe McDonald scored 21 points and George Washington used a strong first half to pull away from Boston University in a 72-59 win on Saturday.
The steep losses finally stopped Wednesday as the stock market turned calm, a day after one of its biggest sell-offs of the year. Major indexes wavered between slight gains and losses in afternoon trading.
Poor corporate earnings reports pounded the stock market Friday in a sour end to an otherwise strong week of trading. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points for its worst day in four months.
Dieters have learned an important lesson: When you take the fat and calories out of your favorite treats, you sometimes say goodbye to the taste too. But snack brands like Dreyer's/Edy's ice cream, Hershey's chocolate and Lay's potato chips are trying to solve this age-old dilemma.
The president of an organization leading the fight against cramped cages for pregnant pigs said Tuesday that he is seeking a spot on Tyson Food Inc.'s board of directors to put more pressure on the nation's second-largest pork processor to abandon the crates.
D.C. police put out a lookout Sunday night for an unusual robbery suspect: a black male roughly 6 or 7 years old.
One of New York City's most ambitious efforts to prod residents to live healthier appears poised to pass as a health panel takes up a plan to cut down sales of big sodas and other sugary soft drinks.