SIMI VALLEY, California (AP) — Here’s a look at how the eleven Republican candidates for president participating in the main-event debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California fared on Wednesday night. ____ DONALD TRUMP The clear target of many of his rivals. Also challenged by the debate’s moderators to demonstrate proficiency on […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Builders broke ground on fewer houses and apartment complexes in August, a possible sign that the housing market may be levelling off after accelerating for much of the year. Housing starts last month fell 3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million homes, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Construction […]
NEW YORK (AP) — European telecommunications and cable company Altice has agreed to buy New York cable operator Cablevision for $17.7 billion, including debt. Altice announced the deal Thursday morning before European financial markets opened, and Cablevision said the family-controlled company considered that “the time is right for new ownership of Cablevision.” The move is […]
Samuel F.B. Morse did more than invent the telegraph and the code that bears his name. His massive painting “Gallery of the Louvre” is a kind of Pinterest forerunner, collecting the best of the museum’s works in one place.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in two months, suggesting employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their workers. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000. That’s the lowest level […]
With its rigorous attention to the technical details of mountain climbing and its sensitive handling of the characters’ relationships, “Everest” has a you-are-there immediacy unmatched by previous movies about the highest mountain in the world. Rated 3½ stars out of 4.