January

WASHINGTON | Comey resists closed-door Congress interview on FBI actions

WASHINGTON  — A congressional committee has subpoenaed former FBI chief James Comey to make himself available for an interview, but he only wants to do it if the event is public. Comey says he’ll resist appearing behind closed doors Dec. 3. He says of House Republicans: “I’ve seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey resists closed-door Congress interview on FBI actions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— A rocket has blasted off from Virginia with space station supplies, the second shipment in two days. Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn Saturday. The Russian Space Agency launched its own load of supplies to the International Space Station on Friday, just 15 hours earlier. The U.S. … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

WASHINGTON | Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has asked Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to serve a second term. That’s according to a person familiar with the president’s decision. The decision comes as the president looks to build out his team for his re-election campaign. As head of the RNC, McDaniel leads the party’s fundraising and voter … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term

HARTFORD, Conn. | CVS pledges Aetna will remain in Hartford for least 10 years

HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut officials have received official assurances that CVS Health Corp. will keep Aetna Inc. in Hartford for at least the next decade. The pledge is included in a commitment letter CVS delivered Wednesday to the Connecticut Insurance Department. CVS had said in January that it had no plans to move Aetna, reversing last … Continue reading HARTFORD, Conn. | CVS pledges Aetna will remain in Hartford for least 10 years

Drugmaker Pfizer’s CEO Read to leave in January

The drugmaker Pfizer will replace CEO Ian Read with Chief Operating Officer Albert Bourla in January. Pfizer said Monday that Read will then become executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. The 56-year-old Bourla just became chief operating officer in January. Before that, he served as the head of the company’s Innovative Health business. … Continue reading Drugmaker Pfizer’s CEO Read to leave in January

LONDON | Model sentenced to at least 25 years for murdering rival

LONDON— A British fashion model has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for murdering a more successful rival during a fight over a love interest. At London’s Old Bailey courthouse on Friday, Judge Wendy Joseph sentenced George Koh, 24, after he was convicted of stabbing Harry Uzoka through the heart outside Uzoka’s … Continue reading LONDON | Model sentenced to at least 25 years for murdering rival

Pending Home Sales Stumble 4.7 Percent in January

WASHINGTON/ Feb. 28, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — After seeing a modest three-month rise in activity, pending home sales cooled considerably in January to their lowest level in over three years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced monthly and annual declines in contract signings last month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a … Continue reading Pending Home Sales Stumble 4.7 Percent in January