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Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

WASHINGTON — Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S.
Rio Tinto chairman leaving over destruction of sacred sites

Rio Tinto chairman leaving over destruction of sacred sites

CANBERRA, Australia — Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson said Wednesday he was accountable for the mining giant destroying sacred Indigenous sites in Australia to access iron ore and he will not seek reelection as a board director next year.
Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations. The governor hasn’t taken questions from reporters since a Feb.
Pentagon: US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base

Pentagon: US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base

WASHINGTON — A U.S. contractor died Wednesday when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq, the Pentagon said.
US service sector growth slows sharply in February

US service sector growth slows sharply in February

WASHINGTON — Growth in the services sector, where most Americans work, slowed sharply in February with hurdles related to the pandemic hindering growth.
ICC investigates alleged crimes in Palestinian territories

ICC investigates alleged crimes in Palestinian territories

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday she has launched an investigation into alleged Israeli crimes in the Palestinian territories, plunging the court into the midst of one of the most fraught conf
Fiat Chrysler, PSA profits dropped in pandemic before merger

Fiat Chrysler, PSA profits dropped in pandemic before merger

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday reported their last financial statements as independent companies, each contributing full-year profits of around 2 billion euros to the new company, Stellantis, formed in January.
UK extends job support, tax breaks for pandemic-hit economy

UK extends job support, tax breaks for pandemic-hit economy

LONDON — Britain’s treasury chief on Wednesday announced an additional 65 billion pounds ($91 billion) of support for an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, extending job support programs and temporary tax cuts to help workers and businesses
Senate Finance panel OKs Tai as top U.S. trade negotiator

Senate Finance panel OKs Tai as top U.S. trade negotiator

WASHINGTON — The Senate Finance Committee easily approved President Joe Biden's pick to be America's top trade negotiator. The panel on Wednesday confirmed Katherine Tai to be U.S. trade representative on a voice vote.
Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks 'healing and connection'

Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks 'healing and connection'

NEW YORK — A short time after Broadway shut down last year, Elizabeth Stanley went on a tiny rescue mission.