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Stocks rise as drugmakers jump; gold keeps climbing

U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday, with drug and consumer companies leading the way. Investors were willing to take a few more risks than the day before, but they remained cautious, and demand for bonds and precious metals stayed high.<p>Stocks opened lower, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell …

Stock Markets

McDonald's is adding a legendary item to all-day breakfast — here's why it's the best thing on the menu

There's the McDonald's Egg McMuffin, Dunkin' Donuts' many bagel-clad options, and Taco Bell's breakfast-biscuit creation.<p>Yet none of those catch my discerning eye — not like the McGriddle.<p>Simply put, it's the perfect breakfast sandwich out there. And now it's ascending to its rightful place on the …

Did Britain's E.U. Referendum Spark a Surge in Hate Crimes?

A few days after Britain’s vote to leave the E.U. on June 24, PhD student Agata Brzeźniak was approached by a woman on a bus in Manchester, asking …

Great Britain

Hillary Clinton Assails Donald Trump's Business Record From Atlantic City's Boardwalk

In a withering speech, Clinton said the real estate mogul milked the town for all he could.<p>ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump's business record in a fiery speech from this town's famed boardwalk on Wednesday, arguing that the real estate mogul profited from his casinos …

Navy SEAL Student's Drowning Death Ruled Homicide

The case of a Navy SEAL student who drowned after being “dunked” underwater by an instructor has been ruled a homicide Wednesday, according to a San …

Military

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Travel

Court backs prison for egg executives in U.S. salmonella outbreak | Reuters

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid by two former Iowa egg industry executives to throw out their three-month prison sentences after their company Quality Egg LLC caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010.<p>By a 2-1 vote, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. …

No end to Afghan war: Obama slows US withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama scrapped plans Wednesday to cut American forces in Afghanistan by half before leaving office, a dispiriting …