• US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. The warning, less than two weeks before the election, amplified fears of the potential for tampering with the vote and undermining confidence in the results.

    Updated: 6:45 pm

  • FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

    U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV.

    Updated: 6:45 pm

  • Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas to force them to address accusations of censorship in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign.

    Updated: 5:38 pm

  • How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

    Stocks shook off a wobbly start and ended higher on Wall Street Thursday, as several earnings reports from big U.S. companies came in better than analysts had expected.

  • Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

    Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery rose 61 cents to $40.64 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for December delivery rose 73 cents to $42.46 a barrel.

  • Analysis: Racial inequity in who takes career, tech courses

    Alphina Kamara wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her high school in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump.

  • Pandemic relief talks inch ahead but McConnell is resistant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill are inching forward, but it’s clear the window for action before the Nov. 3 election is closing and the issue will be tossed to a postelection lame-duck session of Congress.

  • How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

    Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Wednesday as negotiations continue to drag on in Washington over delivering more aid for the economy.

  • Asian shares rise after Wall Street gains on solid earnings

    U.S. stocks capped another wobbly day of trading with modest losses Wednesday as Wall Street waited for any signs of progress as lawmakers in Washington negotiate over how to deliver more aid for the economy.