Missouri governor orders more troops to Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Aiming to head off new looting and rioting, Missouri's governor ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.  Full Article | Live Coverage 

Wall Street ticks up after strong GDP report 2:42pm EST

NEW YORK - The S&P 500 hit a record high on Tuesday as the U.S. economy rose more than expected last quarter but soft readings on consumer confidence and house prices kept major indexes in a tight range near the unchanged level.

U.S. troops inspect at the site of a suicide attack on the outskirts of Jalalabad, November 13, 2014. REUTERS/Parwiz

U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan

KABUL - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.  Full Article 

A two-mile Canadian Pacific train loaded with oil tank cars idles on a track in Enderlin, North Dakota, November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

Why a North Dakota town is taking on big rail

ENDERLIN, N.D. - More than 60 percent of the 1.1 million barrels of oil produced each day in North Dakota is transported via rail, which has delayed, blocked and frustrated residents of a small town. Now the issue has landed in court.  Full Article 

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) listens as President Barack Obama announces Hagel’s resignation at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Chuck Hagel the scapegoat

Chuck Hagel’s resignation as secretary of defense may bring about some short-term political gains, but in the long run it will not be good for the administration, the Pentagon or the country.  Commentary 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin listen to their countries national anthems prior to St. Petersburg Dialogue forum in Wiesbaden, in this October 15, 2007 file photo.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files

Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

BERLIN - After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed.  Full Article 

A Honda dealership sign is shown at a car lot in Carlsbad, California November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Honda admits under-reporting accidents in U.S.

DETROIT/NEW YORK - Honda failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged.  Full Article 

A pizza is served in Chicago January 20, 2010. REUTERS/John Gress

Just how many calories are in that pie?

The U.S. government will publish sweeping new rules requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods.  Full Article 

Calorie counts coming to a menu near you

On Tuesday the U.S. government announced new rules requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to list the the calorie count of what they sell on their menus.

Taking on Islamic State

The John Amos coal-fired power plant is seen behind a home in Poca, West Virginia May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Predicting nuclear power outages

The fall refueling season is winding down for nuclear facilities, with spring forecasts calling for the least offline time since 2006.  Full Article