Asian Stocks Crash As Europe Rebounds

The rout in the Asian stock markets Friday was led by Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Index, which slumped to its lowest level in more than a year, but several European indexes rose.

US-Russia Ceasefire Plan For Syria In Peril

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia will not halt airstrikes because the plan does not apply to terrorist outfits in Syria.

What’s The Skinny On New York Fashion Week Models?

France’s new law banning too-thin models from the runway may alter how models look in U.S. fashion shows.

Clinton, Sanders Spar Over Race And Foreign Policy

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton clashed sharply in Thursday’s debate, with Clinton saying Sanders’ agenda was unrealistic.

Rolls-Royce Shares Soar Despite Drop In Profits

The U.K.-based engine maker cut its dividend by half for the first time in 25 years Friday, as it announced that full-year profit fell 12 percent.

Hollywood’s Latinos Target Trump, GOP

Actress America Ferrera and others have denounced the Republicans’ use of stereotypes and distorted information in wooing voters.
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Could Market Turmoil Be A Repeat Of 2008?

As turbulence tears through regional markets, investors continue to be anxious about the health of the global economy.

Long Before Zika, There Was Rubella

Fear sparked in recent months by a virus outbreak in Latin America and other regions mirrors that in the U.S. during a 1960s outbreak, doctors say.

Now That Maryland Felons Can Vote, Will They?

The state’s Legislature this week overturned the governor's veto of a bill to restore voting rights to former prison inmates.

Campaigning For The Soul Of The Democratic Party

What was supposed to be a coronation turned into a battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for control of an increasingly liberal party.

The Rise And Fall Of ‘Boomtown, USA’

A recent oil rush — and the accompanying avalanche of money — has reshaped Williston, North Dakota. But what becomes of a boomtown as crude prices collapse?