The U.S. economy’s slow but steady growth has fallen somewhere in the middle of the global pack. It’s managed to stay ahead of most other developed countries, many of which teetered on the edge of recession last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers are proposing to step up sanctions against North Korea by punishing companies, banks and governments that do prohibited business with it.
The bill crafted by leaders of the House Foreign Affairs
NEW YORK (AP) — A lot of training goes into turning someone into a New York City police officer — and they’re expected to perform their jobs with integrity and professionalism.
Whether that translates to the street is
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The mother of four South Carolina children killed in an accidental mobile home fire was charged Friday in their deaths, authorities said.
Hope Hawkins, 21, faces four counts each of homicide by child abuse
MURPHY, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman has pleaded guilty to allegations that she had other children help her burn her 2-year-old daughter’s body in a barrel after the toddler died of an injury.
Court records say Veronica
Research firm IDC says manufacturers shipped more smartphones than regular cellphones in the first three months of this year. Here are IDC’s figures for worldwide smartphone unit shipments and market share in the first quarter of 2013. There
NEW YORK (AP) — A research firm says that more smartphones than ‘dumb’ phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that’s putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees Medicaid and Medicare compliance has put Nevada on notice of “serious deficiencies” at a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital following reports it may have improperly bussed patients to states
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story April 25 about alleged corruption in the city of Irwindale, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a California appeals court threw out embezzlement convictions against four city officials. The appellate court
ALONEI HABASHAN, Golan Heights (AP) — Against a vista of green fields and snowcapped mountains, all is silent but for a gusting wind. Then comes a burst of gunfire from the Syrian civil war raging next door, where
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman admits she killed four members of her family but says she was mentally ill at the time she gunned down her two sons, her ex-husband and her stepmother.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City authorities say a pattern of suspected sexual abuse existed at an elite prep school from the 1970s until the mid-1990s, but the statute of limitations to prosecute them has expired.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators say more than 39,000 tax cheats have come clean under a series of programs that offered reduced penalties and no jail time to people who voluntarily disclosed assets they were hiding overseas.
U.S. House of Representatives passed “The Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013” to put an end to the FAA furlough of air traffic controllers
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Across from a paved lot where the Port of Savannah stacks empty cargo containers stands a living link to the time before Georgia’s first settlers arrived — an ancient live oak tree more than
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Secretary Michael Donley is stepping down after five years in the job marked by scandals surrounding its aircraft contracts, sexual assaults and the mishandling of war dead. He is credited for improving the
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Manhattan say a former hedge fund manager at a Stamford, Conn.-based firm should serve at least five years in prison for his insider trading conviction.
Prosecutors also say in papers filed