Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights a day

 

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba have struck a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to Cuba that could eventually flood the island with hundreds of thousands more U.S. visitors a year, officials said Thursday on the anniversary of detente between the Cold War foes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hits: 284

Read more...

Lawmakers to seek details on vetting for those bound for US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, was just hours old when lawmakers, law enforcement and the public started asking the same question: How did U.S. authorities miss the signs that a Pakistani woman asking for a visa because she was engaged to an American had been radicalized?

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hits: 201

Read more...

Buying a car? A home? Fed rate hike shouldn't matter much

WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone considering whether to buy a home or car, the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase Wednesday shouldn't make much difference.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hits: 207

Read more...

Republicans push more than $600B in tax cuts through House

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans whipped more than $600 billion in compromise tax breaks for businesses, investors and families through the House on Thursday, as Congress tried capping 2015 with a flurry of accomplishments before the partisan collisions certain to dominate the coming election year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hits: 253

Read more...

Fed rate rise welcomed in stock markets around the world

 

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets surged Thursday as the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade ended a period of uncertainty that had been roiling investors for the past few months. The Fed's signal that rate rises over the coming months will be gradual also helped soothe concerns.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hits: 184

Read more...

Officer's mistrial in Gray's death a letdown for both sides

BALTIMORE (AP) — As jurors deliberated the fate of one of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore braced for a possible repeat of the protests, destruction and dismay that engulfed the city in April, when Gray died of a broken neck in the back of a police van. But instead of a dramatic conclusion, there was confusion.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hits: 163

Read more...

Putin says Russia's ready to improve ties with the US

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to improve ties with the United States and work with whomever is elected its next president, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. He said his talks with U.S. Secretary John Kerry earlier this week showed that Washington is ready to "move toward settling the issues that can only be settled through joint efforts."

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hits: 148

Read more...

Threats sent to schools in South Florida, Houston

MIAMI (AP) — Students in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston are heading to school Thursday, hours after school officials in those cities received threats similar to the ones received by the Los Angeles and New York school districts earlier this week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hits: 123

Read more...