Attention is shifting from a well-worn campaign trail to the voting booths as Pennsylvanians and Delawareans cast ballots Tuesday on presidential primary contests, including the first competitive Republican primary in decades.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blustery weather system diminished early Tuesday after sweeping across Southern California with wild winds, sleet and hail, toppling the bucket sign at a KFC restaurant and causing other damage.
Young people who joined the New York City workforce during and after the 2007-2009 recession earn less than earlier generations, a disadvantage that could last their entire working lives, a report by city officials said. Academic research shows those joining the workforce during a recession can wind up in a lower paid and less prestigious job for years, and could even be less happy and less healthy than those who joined during a strong economy. The report from the city Comptroller's office goes further, suggesting that a national focus on public sector "deficit containment" and "fiscal restraint" since 2010 was "imposed at great cost to the generation entering adulthood in the early years of the 21st Century." Constraints on these workers may not fade as future generations enter the workforce, with many potentially facing a "wrenching readjustment" to a new normal in which career opportunities are more restricted, the report said.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday afternoon as energy companies climb in tandem with the price of crude oil. Earnings reports are driving much of the action and sending materials companies higher. Health care stocks are falling on continued scrutiny of drug companies.
Former U.S. football star Johnny Manziel was charged on Tuesday with hitting his former girlfriend, the latest in a string of setbacks for a quarterback whose erratic play and partying prompted the Cleveland Browns to cut him from the team in March. A grand jury met last week to consider an indictment against Manziel, 23, who could face up to a year in jail if convicted. "Johnny will certainly plead not guilty and we believe the evidence will support that plea," Manziel attorney Jim Darnell said in a statement.