By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government.
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Backers of a narrowly drawn budget deal are selling it as a way to stabilize Congress' shaky fiscal practices and mute some of the partisan rancor that has helped send lawmakers' public approval ratings plummeting. But the bipartisan pact
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil slipped slightly but remained above $98 a barrel Wednesday ahead of a report which is expected to show another large drop in U.S. crude stockpiles.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for January delivery was down 31 cents to $98.20 in
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Young American women are increasingly likely to receive pay nearly equal to their male counterparts, with earnings at 93 percent of men, a new study finds. Still, those women remain as pessimistic as their mothers and grandmothers regarding gender
By ROD McGUIRKAssociated Press
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - General Motors Co. said Wednesday it will stop making cars and engines in Australia by the end of 2017, with nearly 2,900 jobs to be lost, because of high production costs and competition.
The decision could spell the end of car
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The former right-hand man of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff told a jury Tuesday that a crying Madoff revealed to him his financial empire was a gigantic fraud just before the rest of the world learned the truth nearly five years ago.
By M.L. JOHNSONAssociated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge agreed Tuesday to dismiss some of the manslaughter charges against two BP supervisors in the deaths of 11 workers when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.
U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romania's lower house of Parliament has rejected an amendment to a mining law that would have allowed a Canadian company to go ahead with plans to build Europe's largest open cast gold mine.
Lawmakers voted 160 to 105 with 22 abstentions for the amendment on
By KEVIN McGILLAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has refused to declare a mistrial in the case of former BP drilling engineer charged with obstruction of justice following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
In a filing Tuesday, defense lawyers for Kurt Mix said prosecution
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart
A man who has already endured more than most is facing a new challenge.
Over the weekend, James VanCuren's snow tires were stolen from outside his garage before being installed on his truck.
"I'm not taking the pass this time of year with bald tires," said VanCuren.
The loss of his tires
by WSU Athletics Media Relations
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Washington State’s Kyra Holt was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year.
Through a vote of the region’s coaches, Holt, a 6-1 outside hitter from Hercules, Calif., added yet another honor to