By MICHELLE FAULAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's military is recommending immediate trial for 500 suspected extremist militants and the president is promising an economic boost for the northeast region confronting an Islamic uprising - both issues that address concerns expressed
By GEORGE JAHNAssociated Press
VIENNA (AP) - Iran indirectly challenged OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, announcing it plans to pump as much oil as it can once sanctions on its crude exports are lifted, even if its extra output drives prices into the basement.
The comments by Iranian oil
By KIMBERLY HEFLINGAP Education Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus - Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.
Zuckerberg's Startup: Education and
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The European Central Bank says it stands ready to do more, if needed, to boost a weak recovery. But each possible step faces significant drawbacks or even political opposition.
Analysts don't expect the ECB's rate-setting council,
By TOBY STERLINGAP Business Writer
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The European Commission has fined a group of major global banks a total of 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) for colluding to profit from the manipulation of key interest rates.
The banks that received fines, which include JPMorgan, Citigroup and
By PAN PYLASAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Further signs emerged Wednesday to show that the paltry economic recovery in the 17-country eurozone is losing steam.
Despite evidence that growth was weak even in the last quarter of the year, few economists think it will prompt the European Central Bank
AMSTERDAM (AP) - One of the largest insurers in the Netherlands, Achmea NV, says it will cut 4,000 jobs, which represents around 20 percent of its workforce.
The company says Wednesday that customers increasingly avoid doing face-to-face business with insurance agents, preferring to shop and apply
LONDON (AP) - Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, says it struggled at home during the third quarter as consumers continued to feel the pinch.
The company says Wednesday that its same-store sales in its U.K. stores - excluding fuel and sales taxes - fell 1.5 percent. Chief Executive
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York state parole board agreed Tuesday to release former Tyco chief executive Dennis Kozlowski on parole after more than eight years in prison for his conviction in a $134 million corporate fraud case.
His tentative release date is Jan.
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the income gap between America's rich and poor is a "defining challenge of our time."
Obama says income inequality has jeopardized the nation's middle class. And he is urging Washington to take steps to ensure
KHQ.COM - On Wednesday afternoon a Washington State Patrol trooper crashed while driving to stop a wrong-way driver on Hwy. 195 just 3 miles south of Spokane. Fortunately no one was injured.
The northbound lane was partially blocking for a short time, but it was opened shortly after.
On December 2, 2013 the Stevens County Sheriff's Office was asked to conduct a welfare check on a woman from the Tacoma area who never returned home from the Loon Lake area.
Deputies say 51-year-old Susan Yager was staying at a cabin on the lake during the holiday weekend, and when she
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - The nation's largest freight rail carriers announced Wednesday they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees, one day after legally married, gay engineers filed a federal lawsuit in Seattle.
Gus Melonas, a