BERLIN (AP) - Germany's vice chancellor has sharply criticized General Motors Co. over its decision to end car production at a German plant, arguing that the U.S. automaker was wrong to keep its European unit out of lucrative overseas markets.
GM's Opel subsidiary said Monday it will stop
By By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A California Indian tribe said Tuesday it will hold candlelight vigils for the rest of the week to honor five family members who were slain over the weekend.
Tribal Chairman Neil Peyron of the Tule River Indian Reservation called the
By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is expected to announce a revamped bond-buying plan Wednesday to maintain its support for the U.S. economy.
The Fed's goal would be to keep downward pressure on long-term interest rates and encourage
By By The Associated Press
As Congress and the White House negotiate over ways to avoid a "fiscal cliff" at the start of the new year, governors and state lawmakers are watching anxiously because of the potential effect on state budgets. Here are five things to know about the political
By By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A plunge over the federal "fiscal cliff" may sound like a terrifying risk for many state officials anxiously watching as Washington struggles to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to start with the new year. Yet their
By By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Rectors from about 50 state-run universities across Spain protested Monday that government spending cuts were choking third-level education and would set back the country's recovery.
The academic leaders each read out a statement
By By HYUNG-JIN KIMAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Monday extended the launch period for a controversial long-range rocket by another week until Dec. 29, citing technical problems.
An unidentified spokesman for the North's Korean Committee of Space Technology told
By By KARL RITTERAssociated Press
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Even as international climate talks ended this weekend with no new commitments on carbon emissions or climate aid from the United States, some were relieved America didn't make a weak deal even weaker.
Other countries are now watching to
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Democratic Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., a prominent figure in his party, said Sunday that he'll decide within two weeks whether to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Christie next year.
Booker, who leads the state's largest city, also told CBS' "Face the Nation"
By By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left challenger accused the German leader of isolating the country in Europe as he sought Sunday to kick-start his campaign for next year's elections, pledging to make social policy and promises of