Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, who is wanted in the United States on espionage charges, has requested temporary asylum in Russia
The Senate voted to move toward confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a months-long standoff on the issue.
Stocks are moving lower on Wall Street after the latest batch of corporate earnings failed to impress investors. Coca-Cola fell 2 percent to $40.22, the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average, after reporting a slump in soda sales in North America. The Dow was down 45 points, or 0.3 percent, to 15,437