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Boehner postpones votes for House majority leader, whip positions

Speaker John Boehner on Monday postponed the election for House majority leader and majority whip until next month, a blow to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who announced less than 24 hours earlier he had the votes to win the majority leader race.<p>The House Republican Conference will still choose its …

WTA's Road Map might need overhaul once again

The "Asian swing" has been the WTA's latter-day version of China's ancient wealth-laden Silk Road, but lately it's developed so many potholes that it …

Tennis

Quiet rise of Ben Carson is shaking up Republican presidential race

For six undisturbed weeks, Donald Trump held a broadly uncontested lead in the race for the Republican nomination for the US presidency.<p>That was until this week, when a respected pollster released new numbers showing that another candidate had sneaked into a tie with Trump in Iowa, the first state …

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

Current El Nino climate event 'among the strongest'

<b>The current El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>The event occurs when the waters of the Pacific become exceptionally warm and distort weather patterns around the world.<p>Researchers say parts of the Pacific are …

Carter: North Korea has no chance of victory against the U.S.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Tuesday that if North Korea attacks South Korea, the U.S. will respond and that North Korea would have no chance of victory.<p>"We need to make sure that the North Koreans always understand that any provocation with them will be dealt with and …

North Korea

Crude oil prices dive 7%

Oil prices continued on their wild roller coaster ride Tuesday, as weak Chinese manufacturing data sent prices tumbling lower.<p>A 7% dive to $45 a barrel comes after prices soared higher to close Monday above $49 a barrel -- a nearly 30% rise in three days.<p>Just a week ago, oil plummeted below $38 a …

Russian rouble hits new low as oil prices plunge further

The currency tumbles as panic sweeps across global markets<p>The Russian rouble plunged to a new low on Monday as falling oil prices piled further pressure on the struggling currency.<p>By afternoon in Moscow the Russian central bank had set its rate for August 25 at 70,74 roubles to the dollar, marking …

Oil prices below $39 for first time since 2009

Get ready for even lower oil prices.<p>Futures for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude fell below $39 a barrel Monday -- a level not seen since 2009. Oil settled Monday just above $38, down more than 5%.<p>It was just June of 2014 when oil was at $100 a barrel.<p>Click for the latest: Dow's insane …

Oil

Dow Industrials Tumble 588 Points to 18-Month Low Amid Global Market Selloff

Growth fears spook investors around the world; Dow briefly plummets more than 1,000 points<p>U.S. stocks tumbled on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping to an 18-month closing low in a tumultuous trading session that saw the blue-chip benchmark briefly plummet more than 1,000 …

Stock Markets

Here's why Donald Trump won't win the Republican presidential nomination

Donald Trump’s authoritative lead in early polling in the 2016 Republican race for the presidential nomination has left Americans excited, confused and afraid.<p>Donald Trump tells Alabama pep rally 'I want the election to be held tomorrow'<p>Read more<p>Trump hasn’t been out of first place in national …

Government

A second Democrat, Sen. Robert Menendez, opposes Iran deal

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, a key Democrat who has been highly skeptical of the landmark nuclear deal reached last month between Iran and six world powers led by the United States, announced Tuesday that he would vote to oppose the agreement.<p>Menendez's opposition was not a surprise given his …

New Jersey

Manchester United vs. Club Brugge: Leg 1 Score, Reaction from Champions League

Memphis Depay's double helped Manchester United to a 3-1 <b></b>win over Club Brugge at Old Trafford on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.<p>The Red Devils were forced to come from behind after Michael Carrick diverted a Brugge free-kick into his own net early on. But two …

Soccer