SAN FRANCISCO - Qualcomm Inc unexpectedly named Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf as chief executive on Friday, heading off the possibility he might be poached to run Microsoft Corp. Full Article
BAQUBA, Iraq - Masked gunmen shot dead 18 oil and gas workers, most of them Iranians, outside the northeastern Iraqi town of Muqdadiya on Friday, witnesses and officials said.
GREENWICH, Conn - Kaitlin Roig barricaded herself and 15 first-graders in a bathroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, hiding from a gunman who would kill 26 people. A year later, she plans to spend the day thinking about anything but the deadly rampage. Full Article
Paul Ryan risks losing Tea Party support for a presidential run after cutting a deal with Democrats. Video
Both parties’ willingness to pass a budget that no one much likes is a sign that Washington neither can nor will torpedo the country. Commentary
What has been lost in this gamesmanship is what I take to be the central achievement of the budget deal, which is that it will shield the U.S. military from deep cuts to investments in future war-fighting capabilities. Commentary
Why did Wall Street celebrate the budget breakthrough with its biggest daily fall in two months? Commentary