By MIKE BAKER and JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound.
The crossings are kept standing by engineering design, not supported with brute strength or
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she would use her country's economic clout to prevent the European Union from imposing punitive tariffs on some Chinese products to avoid a trade war.
Germany will push for "very intense talks" between the EU and China to seek a
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's chancellor says she will use her country's economic clout to hinder the European Union from imposing punitive tariffs on some Chinese products to avoid a trade war.
Angela Merkel told visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday that she will lobby for "intense
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry declared Sunday he believes a potential $4 billion plan is emerging that could expand the Palestinian economy by up to 50 percent in the next three years.
It could also cut unemployment by almost two-
By DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a blowout at the box office.
"Fast & Furious 6" is revving past "The Hangover Part III" in the No. 1 position at the Memorial Day weekend box office.
Universal Pictures' sixth installment of its muscle car franchise
KUWAIT CITY (AP) - Kuwait media say the Gulf nation's oil minister has resigned after criticism of a $2.2 billion compensation payment over a collapsed business deal.
There was no immediate official comment Sunday on the reported resignation of Hani Hussein, but he has faced calls to be
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than any other group, the high-tech industry got big wins in an immigration bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, thanks to a concerted lobbying effort, an ideally positioned Senate ally and relatively weak opposition.
By DALE GAVLAKAssociated Press
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) - Israel's president on Sunday urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to overcome differences and resume peace negotiations, saying the sides could not afford "to lose this opportunity."
President Shimon Peres issued his call ahead of a
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - It was an audacious idea that came to symbolize Israel's self-described status as "Start-Up Nation," a company that believed it could replace most gasoline-powered cars with electric vehicles and reduce the world's reliance on oil - and all
By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA and DEBORA REYAssociated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez rallied a huge crowd Saturday night celebrating the 10-year government that she and her late husband Nestor Kirchner began in 2003. Her voice breaking, she called it a
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
By BLAKE NICHOLSON and DAVE KOLPACKAssociated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A dam that threatened to give way and flood a North Dakota town was holding back the water on Wednesday, though the 1,300 residents of Cavalier were still being told to stay away from their homes.
Steady rainfall between
By SEAN MURPHY, RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, DAVID A. LIEB and CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - One was an animal lover. Another loved the spotlight. Another was nicknamed "The Wall" because of the force he brought to the soccer field.
When a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado ripped