KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin said American politicians were whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat in the U.S. presidential campaign as a ploy to distract voters from their own failings.
LOS ANGELES A man was arrested on Thursday for defacing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's star a day earlier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles with a sledgehammer and a pickax, police said.
The S&P 500 and the Dow were back in positive territory as healthcare stocks outdid a drag from consumer discretionary stocks.
NEW YORK Twitter Inc announced Thursday that it would discontinue the video-sharing mobile app Vine, as it moves to cut 9 percent of its workforce worldwide to keep costs down after beating Wall Street quarterly earnings expectations.
WASHINGTON The White House said on Thursday that either the Syrian government or Russia was responsible for a deadly air strike in Syria that hit a school and led to the deaths of 26 civilians.
Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for about $38 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry, making it the leading supplier to the fast-growing automotive chips market.
ISLAMABAD Pakistan's foreign ministry said late on Thursday it has declared an Indian diplomat persona non grata and given him 48 hours to leave the country.