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Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation

Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion.

Alibaba makes huge Wall Street debut

A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher Friday as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut. In early trades after...

Four charged in shooting death of Chicago child

Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year‑old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from...

Paris puts up panels to prevent 'love-locks'

Paris officials have put up plastic panels on an iconic pedestrian bridge spanning the Seine river in front of the Louvre in an attempt to stop lovers...

 

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Salmond quits as Scottish leader after independence defeat

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is quitting after defeat in yesterday’s independence referendum, ending his second spell as leader of the...

Siemens said to prepare $6.5b offer for Dresser-Rand

Siemens AG is preparing to offer more than $6.5 billion for Dresser‑Rand Group Inc. as Europe’s largest engineering company looks to scupper a...

Scotland rejects independence as Cameron promises extra powers

Scotland voted to stay in the U. K. in a referendum on independence, stepping back from a breakup of...

Apple's bigger iPhones debut in Asia, Europe to long lines

Apple Inc.’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating healthy demand for the bigger‑screen...