Moscow shares, bonds and the rouble will most probably weaken at the open on Wednesday, after the European Union announced its widest sanctions yet against the Russian economy. Brussels and Washington announced new punitive measures on Tuesday, targeting Russia's energy, banking and defense sectors over what they say is Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. Moscow denies supporting the rebels. Russian stocks closed little changed on Tuesday, but the dollar-denominated RTS index is down nearly 15 percent from this year's highs seen earlier in July, before the downing of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal government says illegally discriminates against women.
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.