Japanese stocks opened from a position of strength Monday, with a sharply lower yen helping lift the Nikkei Average and Topix up 0.8% each, extending those indexes' Friday gains of 0.8% and 0.5%, respectively.
SpaceX called off Sunday's planned launch of a deep-space observatory — and a revolutionary rocket-landing attempt — after a critical radar-tracking system failed.
Australian stocks receded in early Monday trade, with a heavy drop in imports from China -- the nation's top trading partner -- helping depress the top miners and send the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 down 0.2% after edging 0.2% higher on Friday.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived a leadership challenge from within his own Liberal Party on Monday by a vote of 61 to 39, reports from the region said.
Utah's push to wrest control of 31 million acres of federally controlled land would lead to less public access, less public involvement in land-use decisions and more drilling and strip mining, according to a new report by legal scholars.
A federal judge has set up a court showdown over the future of Atlantic City's former Revel casino hotel.
The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.20, ending a sustained drop.
Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that the U.S. should honor a treaty obligation to supply weapons to Ukraine to thwart Russian-back separatists -- a plan with little support among European leaders trying to broker a cease-fire deal as early as Wednesday.
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The Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington released its annual list Sunday of the top 50 American donors to nonprofit organizations in 2014.
North Korea fired five short-range missiles that traveled 120 miles before plunging into the sea on Sunday, according to Reuters.
Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he has not ruled out a 2016 White House bid, which would put him in a wide-open Democrat primary field behind front-running Hillary Clinton.