Asia stocks quiet in holiday-muted trade

LONDON (AP) — The unexpected decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep its monetary stimulus unchanged jolted financial markets Thursday,…

$400 million Powerball ticket sold in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials with the South Carolina Education Lottery say a $400 million winning ticket in the latest Powerball drawing …

Judge to review Halliburton’s plea deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge was set to decide Thursday whether to approve a plea agreement that calls for Halliburton Energy Services…