By ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Many exchange shops closed in Damascus on Tuesday, fearing more chaos a day after the Syrian currency plunged to a new record low, reflecting growing fears in the capital following a U.S. decision to arm rebel groups fighting to
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - What the world hopes to hear Wednesday from the Federal Reserve can be summed up in one word: clarity.
Chairman Ben Bernanke will be pressed to settle the wave of confusion and speculation that's consumed investors since he spoke to
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar - but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new system.
On July 1, Medicare
By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto Writers
DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant stance and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A third employee of the truck stop chain owned by Tennessee's governor and the owner of the Cleveland Browns pleaded guilty Tuesday in what authorities call a scheme to cheat trucking firms out of rebates.
Regional sales manager Kevin
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Weeks before a Chinese conglomerate agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. in the largest such takeover of a U.S. business, Missouri lawmakers quietly approved legislation removing a ban on foreign ownership of agricultural land.
By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Years of talk about building an arena capable of hosting professional sports and big-name concerts yielded an announcement Tuesday that casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company AEG will build a privately financed 20,000-seat
By LINDA DEUTSCHAP Special Correspondent
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who worked as a stunt double for Angelina Jolie sued Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in Los Angeles on Tuesday, claiming she's a victim of a phone hacking scheme to obtain information about the actress.
Eunice Huthart, of
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is moving higher in midday trading after the government reported gains in home construction and low inflation.
Investors are also sending stocks up because they expect the Federal Reserve will keep in place programs meant to prop up the economy.
The Dow Jones
By ALMUDENA CALATRAVAAssociated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - The Brazilian visitors gawk in wonder as they stroll past shop windows along touristy Florida street in the Argentine capital. The jackets, the shoes - they're all so cheap when your purse is stuffed with black-market money.
UPDATE: The female driver has been identified as Jennifer A. Schmidt of Spokane Valley. The male driver has been identified as Sean D. Moss. Both Schmidt and Moss were life-flighted by Medstar to Sacred Heart. The State Patrol says both vehicles were totaled and both drivers were wearing seatbelts
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has eight new astronauts - its first new batch in four years.
Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades. A female helicopter pilot also is in the group. In fact, four of
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:15 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to a person with a weapon call near the area of 13600 E. 20th Ave. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim homeowner detaining the suspect, later