As the once-proud city of Detroit humbles itself in bankruptcy court, its financial future may hinge on this key question: Is the city obliged to its past? Or can Detroit renege on its promises to thousands of retirees
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — From boycotting ballots to storming parliament, each time Kuwait heads into parliamentary elections the backstory seems to overshadow the vote.
Yet the revolving-door series of elections could have an impact not only on this
NEW YORK (AP) — When a heckled, harried Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress and apologized for the explicit messages that had destroyed his career, a key figure was notably absent: his then-pregnant wife, Huma Abedin.
On Tuesday, there
SINGAPORE (AP) — Olivia Munn’s love for Wonder Woman may be no secret, but the actress doesn’t think she’d be likely to play the superheroine on the big screen.
The Chinese-American Munn says she likely wouldn’t be considered
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Homes being built in this Hudson Valley cul-de-sac offer prospective buyers wooded lots, pretty views and — oh yes — the promise of thumbing your nose at the power utility.
These “zero-net energy”
BEIJING (AP) — China’s vice president will visit North Korea this week for Korean War commemorations following a period of strained relations between the communist neighbors.
Vice President Li Yuanchao will be the highest ranking Chinese official to
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in northeast Ohio all have been identified.
Family and authorities said Tuesday the last two victims are 18-year-old Shirellda Helen Terry and
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria has broken up a blockade of Parliament by anti-government protesters to escort out more than 100 lawmakers and government ministers who had been trapped inside the besieged building for more than
BANGKOK (AP) — Weak China manufacturing dragged the price of oil below $107 a barrel Wednesday as traders awaited the latest figures on U.S. crude and gasoline supplies.
Benchmark crude for September delivery was down 33 cents at
HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said.
Suspected insurgents detonated the explosive as a car carrying three teachers passed by a
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG is reporting a big jump in net profit in the second quarter thanks to gains from selling its stake in aerospace firm EADS.
The company said Wednesday that net profit rose
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after a survey showed Chinese manufacturing fell to its lowest point in nearly a year.
Stock benchmarks in Japan and China sank after HSBC said its preliminary
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors stock would have to sell for $95.51 per share for taxpayers to break even on bailing out the company, according to a government watchdog’s report released Wednesday.
That price is about three times
Today is Wednesday, July 24, the 205th day of 2013. There are 160 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 24, 1959, during a visit to Moscow, Vice President Richard Nixon engaged in his
Pope Francis took it easy Tuesday after his long flight to Brazil, attending a private Mass and meeting with church officials.
The World Youth Day festival got underway, with an estimated half million Roman Catholic faithful crowding onto
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Natural gas spewed uncontrolled from a well off the Louisiana coast on Tuesday after a blowout that forced the evacuation of 44 workers aboard a drilling rig, authorities said.
No injuries were reported in
BEIJING (AP) — China says Vice President Li Yuanchao will visit North Korea this week for Korean War commemorations following a period of strained relations between the communist neighbors.
The Foreign Ministry said Li will visit from Thursday