The shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard was the work of a lone gunman, a government contractor named Aaron Alexis, who entered the facility legally with a valid identification card, according to authorities.
The two largest U.S. farm groups have come out against a proposed one-year extension of an agriculture-policy law that expires in September, saying producers of the nation’s crops and livestock need more certainty, especially amid a record drought.
Republican leaders in the U.S. House are exploring divorcing farm subsidies from food stamps to revive an agriculture bill, breaking up a political alliance that for decades expanded spending on farmers and hungry families.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Baxter International Inc., the world’s second-largest maker of dialysis products, on an agreement to buy Swedish competitor Gambro AB for 18.3 billion kronor ($2.8 billion) to expand its kidney- equipment business.
Manchester United got goals from Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez to win 2-1 at West Brom and keep its lead atop English soccer’s Premier League. Manchester City beat Blackpool 1-0, and Arsenal won 3-0 at Birmingham.
In a field near Steele, North Dakota, Anthony Mock points out golden tassels forming on corn stalks a foot above his head. While farmers in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt cope with the worst drought in half a century, he and his neighbors in the Northern Plains are seeing signs of a rich harvest.