Dow has first close above 26,000 points

With the stock market reaching records so often, 1,000-point moves in the Dow have become increasingly commonplace. It’s been just eight trading days since the Dow had its first close above 25,000.

Snow, ice and record cold grip the South; at least 8 dead

A layer of snow and ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a swath of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather.

Parkview Field again named top minor league ballpark

The home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps is featured on the cover of the January issue of Stadium Journey for being ranked the number one ballpark experience in minor league baseball for the fourth consecutive year.

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

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A 489-page report by a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released Wednesday throws the weight of the scientific body behind lowering the blood-alcohol concentration threshold from 0.08 to 0.05.

Curry says she wasn’t surprised by Lauer allegations

Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry says she’s not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired and that there was an atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment at the NBC show when she worked there.

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

NHK television issued the message on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. It said the government was telling people to evacuate and take shelter.

2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

A flurry of Olympics-related meetings has provided a tentative thaw in long-strained ties between the Koreas. But the North’s reluctance to discuss its nuclear weapons program is raising skepticism over how long this mood of reconciliation will last.

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, who administered Trump’s first presidential physical last week, said Trump received a perfect score on a test designed to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive impairment.