WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator on Tuesday called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to resign after McDonald compared long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park.
(Reuters) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards plans to sign legislation making it a hate crime to kill a police officer or another first responder, bolstering penalties for an offense that already qualifies for the state's death penalty, his office said on Tuesday.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will partially privatize a state-run airline as damage from last month's earthquake compounds hardships facing the oil-dependent economy.
PARIS (AP) — Police raided Google's French headquarters Tuesday looking for evidence of "aggravated tax fraud," marking one of Europe's most conspicuous attempts yet to cast a U.S. technology leader as a manipulative scofflaw.
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.
Baylor University declined to comment on reports on Tuesday that Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel charged with investigating Bill Clinton during his presidency who is now the president of the world's largest Baptist college, has been fired over sexual abuse scandals at the school. In the past several months, Baylor has been under fire on charges of doing too little to investigate reports of rapes by its male athletes of female students at the university in central Texas. Local TV broadcaster KCEN reported on Tuesday that Starr had been fired, citing sources close the Board of Regents.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are on pace for their biggest gain since March as technology companies like Apple and Microsoft climb. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after the government reported that sales of new homes reached an eight-year high last month. Rising interest rates sent bank stocks higher.
A Romanian computer hacker who revealed the existence of a private email server used by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state is expected to plead guilty to hacking-related offenses, a U.S. law enforcement official said on Tuesday. Accused hacker Marcel Lazar, who used the alias "Guccifer," is scheduled to enter a guilty plea at a hearing early on Wednesday before Judge James Cacheris in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, Virginia, said the official. The official and another person familiar with the Guccifer investigation, who asked not to be named ahead of the proceedings, said Lazar's plea would not validate claims he has made in recent media interviews about successfully hacking the email server Clinton installed at her home in Chappaqua, New York.