By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - President Barack Obama absorbed the devastation of Colorado's wildfires Friday, visiting a neighborhood struck by the flames and taking in the acrid smells of charred homes while plumes of smoke rose from the
By AMY TEIBELAssociated Press
NAZARETH, Israel (AP) - Israel's plan to overhaul its military draft has veered into turbulent new territory with the government's abrupt proposal to mobilize the country's Arab minority for civilian national service.
By DON MELVIN and TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - After 18 disappointing summits since the start of the debt crisis, Europe's leaders appeared Friday to have finally come up with quick fixes and long-term plans that show they are serious about restoring
By The Associated Press
APPLICATIONS DIP: The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell only slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 386,000, the Labor Department said. That's down from 392,000 the previous week, which was revised up.
By The Associated Press
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring.
Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in weekly unemployment
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area woman who collected welfare benefits despite winning a big lottery prize pleaded no contest to fraud Thursday and likely will be sentenced to probation.
Lawyers for Amanda Clayton were disappointed that
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders pushed a sweeping highways-student loans package salvaging millions of construction jobs and maintaining low interest rates on millions of new college loans toward a House vote Friday even as conservative groups
By P. SOLOMON BANDA and THOMAS PEIPERTAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Fire crews fought to save the U.S. Air Force Academy and residents begged for information on the fate of their homes Wednesday after a night of terror sent thousands of people fleeing a raging Colorado Springs
By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISAssociated Press
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Officials from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund will begin assessing next week how much bailout money Cyprus will need to prop up its banks and flagging economy,
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel on Wednesday approved legislation that would expand the State Department's rewards for justice program to target the world's most serious human rights abusers, with African warlord Joseph Kony a top target