By LAURA MILLSAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a controversial news anchor to head a restructured state news agency, a move signaling the Kremlin's intention to tighten control over the media and use it increasingly for propaganda of ultraconservative
By JEAN H. LEEAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - While the rest of North Korea's top brass leaped to their feet before Kim Jong Un, clapping wildly in a requisite show of respect at high-level meetings, his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, often seemed nonchalant, at times even bored. Once
By JOSHUA FREEDAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on Monday, and tens of thousands of people were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early.
The storm covered parts of North Texas
By KAY JOHNSONAP Business Writer
MUMBAI, India (AP) - Sweeping wins for India's pro-business opposition party in state elections are being welcomed by investors as a sign that national polls next year will deliver a government capable of tackling the malaise in Asia's third-largest economy
TOKYO (AP) - Japan slashed its estimate of economic growth for the July-September quarter Monday as investment by companies slowed more than first estimated.
The government said the world's third-largest economy grew an annualized 1.1 percent last quarter, less than half the pace of the
By JORGE RUEDA and FABIOLA SANCHEZAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Nicolas Maduro's opponents gained a stronger foothold in Venezuela's largest cities in mayoral elections, though they failed to deliver the crushing victory they had sought in hopes of breaking a
By KEN SWEETAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The vast majority of business economists believe the Federal Reserve will begin to pull back on its massive economic stimulus program in the first three months of 2014, according to a November survey done by the National Association of Business
By EILEEN NGAssociated Press
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Global stock markets were mostly higher Monday as signs of U.S. economic recovery offset concerns that the Federal Reserve may reduce its monetary stimulus this month.
In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 6,550.08 and Germany's
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
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University Disciplinary Board that puts students Dan McIntosh and Erik Fagan on indefinite probation for a weapons policy violation.
The students were punished by Gonzaga after using a gun to
A sign posted to the front door Monday morning said it loud and clear: "Adams is closed."
Frozen pipes led the fire suppression system to fail, causing the sprinklers to go off. Damages to the ceiling tiles, carpets and classroom materials totaled thousands of dollars spread across five classrooms
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree to include a renewal in any year-end budget deal.
Some congressional Democrats said they would continue to press