By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
"I know you're going to hear from Metro-North
By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the
By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted
By CATHERINE LUCEYAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The television ads show a series of medical mishaps: a man kicking the wrong leg in a reflex check, a urine sample bottle that won't open for a frustrated patient and a blood pressure cuff letting out a strange noise when the doctor
By BILL BARROWAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - A deal for hundreds of millions of dollars in public money to draw the Atlanta Braves north of their downtown home is pitting conservative tea party activists against the elected and civic leaders in the staunch Republican county, with opponents saying
By KELLI KENNEDYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - When insurance agent Kelly Fristoe recently spent 30 minutes helping a client pick a mid-level health plan and the federal marketplace website froze, he called the government's hotline and tried to finish the application. But the operator refused to
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.
Despite last month's Democratic power
By ELAINE GANLEYAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - France is coming to the rescue again, deploying soldiers in a former African colony to help stave off catastrophe - dirty work that Paris says it doesn't really want. France has its eyes on a dynamic new Africa that is creating jobs, not conflicts.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that last month's nuclear deal with world powers has already boosted the country's economy, as he continues a push to convince skeptics of the benefits brought by the pact's partial sanctions relief.
Rouhani told an
By KATY DAIGLEAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's main Hindu nationalist party appeared to make strong electoral gains in four heartland states Sunday, sidelining the ruling Congress party in a race seen as a test before next year's general election, according to preliminary
By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSAssociated Press
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And that's OK with growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop.
Having the world's No. 1 apple producer as a competitor may seem
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four ex-Blackwater guards are pleading not guilty to multiple manslaughter charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting on the streets of Baghdad.
Prosecutors say the heavily armed Blackwater convoy launched an unprovoked attack. Defense
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday.
The 200-page report by the National