Election mourning and empowerment at Women of the Year event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glamour magazine closed its 26th annual celebration of trailblazing women with a star-studded tribute to Hillary Clinton. Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Banks, Chelsea Handler, Ted Danson and Constance Wu were among the entertainers who paid homage to the Democratic presidential candidate at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards Monday in … Continue reading Election mourning and empowerment at Women of the Year event

World’s youngest stock market struggles in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The day’s trading is about to begin on the world’s youngest stock exchange, and the MYANPIX index and opening share prices flash across an electronic screen, but barely a footfall or a voice are heard within the cavernous, colonial era building in the bustling heart of Myanmar’s commercial capital. A gilded … Continue reading World’s youngest stock market struggles in Myanmar

Home Depot beats Street 3Q forecasts

ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot Inc. (HD) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $1.97 billion. The Atlanta-based company said it had profit of $1.60 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.58 per share. The home-improvement retailer … Continue reading Home Depot beats Street 3Q forecasts

AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years

DALLAS (AP) — The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years. AAA forecasts that 48.7 million Americans will travel, the busiest Thanksgiving period on U.S. roads and skies since 2007, the year before the global financial crisis plunged the U.S. economy into a deep recession. … Continue reading AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years

ICC prosecutors: US forces may have committed war crimes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court. “Members of US armed forces appear … Continue reading ICC prosecutors: US forces may have committed war crimes

Obama arrives in Greece at start of his final foreign tour

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in Greece Tuesday morning on the first stop of his final foreign tour as president, the first visit to Greece by a sitting U.S. president since Bill Clinton in 1999. Air Force One touched down midmorning in Athens after an overnight flight from Washington. Security was tight, … Continue reading Obama arrives in Greece at start of his final foreign tour

Fast-food fan Trump could remake healthy school lunches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Will President-elect Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama may have reason to cheer Trump’s election as the billionaire businessman is a proud patron of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s while promising … Continue reading Fast-food fan Trump could remake healthy school lunches

Giuliani the favorite as Trump weighs secretary of state

NEW YORK (AP) — Sequestered in his Manhattan high-rise, President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to fill key foreign policy posts. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as the favorite to serve as secretary of state, a senior Trump official said. Although Giuliani has little foreign policy experience, the official said there was no … Continue reading Giuliani the favorite as Trump weighs secretary of state