NEW YORK (AP) — Stock prices were mostly lower in early trading Friday after several companies including Amazon.com released weak earnings and the government reported that the U.S. economy expanded at a slower rate than economists were expecting.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81.
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials say a fishing boat that washed ashore in Northern California is the first debris to reach the state that’s been confirmed as having come from the Japanese tsunami.
The Del Norte
WASHINGTON (AP) — Large specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year would be subject to federal safety inspections and manufacturing standards, under a new Senate proposal introduced Friday.
The draft bill is
EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — A rural transit bus carrying passengers to a program that offers services for people with developmental disabilities and a freight train crashed at an unmarked railroad crossing Friday morning, injuring at least 10
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported U.S. economic growth that wasn’t as strong as economists had forecast.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped two points
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A rare century-old U.S. nickel that was once mistakenly declared a fake has sold at auction for more than $3.1 million.
The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of only five known to exist.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A man has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder after he allegedly shot at the father of a player in a Little League T-ball game following an argument.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A rapper who goes by the name “Lil Danger” faces life in prison without parole after his conviction in a shooting that killed another rapper at an after-concert party at a Spokane hotel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth accelerated from January through March, buoyed by the strongest consumer spending in more than two years. The strength offset further declines in government spending that are expected to drag on growth throughout
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leo Branton Jr., a lawyer who helped successfully defend radical Angela Davis in a sensational 1972 murder case, has died. He was 91.
His son, Tony Nicholas, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/15L6WFQ )
The price of oil slipped to near $93 a barrel Friday ahead of quarterly growth figures for the world’s biggest economy.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for June delivery was down 62 cents to $93.02 a
NEW YORK (AP) — Futures are falling after a solid week of corporate earnings drove all major markets higher, as investors grow more cautious before the latest U.S. economic growth report is released.
Dow Jones industrial futures are
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s prime minister is urging Parliament to support an agreement normalizing relations with breakaway Kosovo, telling lawmakers that rejection of the EU-brokered deal would have turned the country into “Europe’s North Korea.”
BOSTON (AP) — The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth
BOSTON (AP) — US Marshals: Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moved from hospital to federal medical facility.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The idea behind the Tampa Women’s Club charity event was simple. For $20, you could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a one-carat, $5,000 diamond.
Organizers of the Saturday event