By KIRUBEL TADESSEAssociated Press
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - African nations this week mark the 50th year since the founding of a continentwide organization that spearheaded efforts to liberate Africa from colonial masters. Now leaders want to map out the next 50 years of political and economic
By JENNA GOTLIEBAssociated Press
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - The leader of the center-right Progressive Party was chosen as Iceland's new prime minister Wednesday and promptly announced a halt to talks with the European Union about joining the 27-nation bloc.
Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson spoke
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. reported a 26 percent drop in first-quarter profit as cool temperatures and financial pressures limited customers' appetite for spending.
The company, based in Minneapolis, also cut its annual profit outlook, sending its
By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - An Italian judge has ordered the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship to stand trial for manslaughter in the vessel's shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany, which killed 32 people.
Judge Pietro Molino, at a closed-door hearing Wednesday in
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures are rising with the nation's central bank seemingly committed to ushering along a financial rebound and the housing market nearing an important milestone.
Dow Jones industrial futures are up 15 points to 15,370. S&P futures have added 2.2 points to 1,667.
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican took another step Wednesday to show greater financial transparency by publishing the first annual report from its financial watchdog agency and announcing new regulations to fight money laundering and terror financing.
By MICHELLE CHAPMAN and MAE ANDERSONAP Business Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - Lowe's said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income rose nearly 3 percent, but results fell short of expectations as rainy weather hurt spring gardening sales.
The No. 2 home improvement retailer's results stood in
By TOM ODULAAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenya's president received a long-awaited Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report that names the president and his deputy as being among those suspected of planning and financing Kenya's 2007-08 postelection violence in which
By JUERGEN BAETZ and RAF CASERTAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union leaders on Wednesday sought to advance their fight against tax fraud and close the loopholes for large corporations' tax avoidance schemes.
European officials say tax fraud costs the 27-nation bloc an estimated 1
By DANICA KIRKAAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The International Monetary Fund has called on Britain to do more to support the economic recovery, urging the government Wednesday to speed up investment in infrastructure and come up with a plan to privatize its bailed out banks.
In a review of Britain
By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans protested outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
A crowd packed the
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday
SPOKANE, Wash. – The trial of Clay Starbuck, charged with killing his ex-wife Chanin and sexually violating her remains, entered its third week Monday at the Spokane County Courthouse.
Chanin Starbuck was found strangled to death in her Deer Park home in December of 2011, and Clay