By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising
By SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The passage of a landmark bill to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis means the yearslong fight over how to address the massive shortfall now likely shifts to the courts, where its fate - and much-needed relief for the
By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas, where the only design rule seems to be that everything must mirror something else, is getting a new mall modeled on Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.
Construction began this week on the Grand Bazaar Shops outside of Bally's Las Vegas Hotel
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them
By PAN PYLASAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A forecast-busting U.S. jobs report maintained the pressure on stocks Wednesday as it reinforced speculation that the Federal Reserve will start to reduce its monetary stimulus this month.
A run of solid economic reports have ratcheted up expectations that
By DESSIANING ARIYANTIAssociated Press
BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Chances of a breakthrough in global trade negotiations dimmed Wednesday as India refused to budge on food subsidies that are an obstacle to an eleventh-hour agreement at a World Trade Organization summit.
U.S. Trade Representative
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for an accounting executive facing charges he aided Bernard Madoff in a massive fraud asked a judge Tuesday for a trial date, saying he wants no delay in getting the case before a jury because aging witnesses may have fading memories.
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal prosecutor vowed Tuesday to prove that a former BP drilling engineer was trying to destroy evidence when he deleted hundreds of text messages from a cellphone after the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
But a lawyer
By MAE ANDERSONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Cyber Monday is still on top.
Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Amazon started rolling out "Cyber" deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if earlier sales would put a dent in
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.
"I don't see much appetite on our side for
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.
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
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A technical problem at a Rocky Mountain Power substation near Firth caused a power outage for more than 53,000 customers in southeastern Idaho. Company spokesman David Eskelsen says the company was required to disrupt service to about 49,000 Idaho