Apple, in a nod to restive shareholders, added $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan, raised its dividend about 8% and declared a 7-for-1 stock split, as it reported strong iPhone sales that defied expectations of a slowdown.
The Pentagon is deploying troops to Eastern Europe for exercises, as tensions flared in Ukraine and Biden warned Russia to pull back its forces. A1A Crimean Tatar leader was barred from returning to the region for five years as he left for talks in Kiev. A10Russian opposition leader Navalny, who has been under house arrest since February, was found guilty of libel. A10
The Pentagon said U.S. troops would be sent for exercises in Eastern Europe to reassure allies on Russia's border, after Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of killing two people and shooting at a military plane.
A decade after countries with large Roma, or Gypsy, populations started joining the EU, the bloc is aiming to overcome centuries of discrimination that have kept the Roma disproportionately uneducated, jobless and poor.
The Supreme Court ruled 6-2 states may end racial preferences without violating the U.S. Constitution, upholding a Michigan law that grew out of the state's long-running debate over affirmative action policies at public universities.
Government officials are trying to rein in increasingly popular federal programs that forgive some student debt, amid rising concerns over the plans' costs and the possibility they could encourage colleges to push tuition even higher.