By BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - In U.S.-funded ads running on Pakistani TV, subtitled clips show President Barack Obama extolling America's traditions of religious freedom. For many watching, though, the message misses the mark in efforts to calm the
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco may soon give new meaning to the word "downsizing."
Supervisors are set to vote on Tuesday on a proposed change to the city's building code that would allow construction of among the tiniest apartments in the country.
Under the plan, new apartments could be as
By LINDA DEUTSCHAP Special Correspondent
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A courtroom erupted in applause, cheers and shouts of "We love you" as a former gang member imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn't commit was exonerated and set free Monday.
John Edward Smith, who was still in jail clothing
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Discover Bank will pay millions in fees to settle accusations by regulators that it pressured credit card customers to buy costly add-on services like payment protection and credit monitoring.
Discover, the sixth-biggest U.S. credit card
CROWLEY, Colo. (AP) - A female kitchen employee was killed and another was seriously injured Monday in an assault involving an inmate while breakfast was being prepared at a state prison in southeast Colorado, a spokeswoman said.
The inmate was subdued, and the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility
CAMPO, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters recovered the body of a man who ignored evacuation orders from a burned house Monday as they battled to contain Southern California wildfires that destroyed 20 homes and threatened several hundred more in rural areas, authorities said.
Crews worked against winds
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets were held in check Tuesday by a host of concerns about the global economy.
Worries about the state of the world economy worsened Monday when Germany's Ifo index of business confidence fell for a fifth consecutive month,
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Neighbors and friends say the woman accused of killing her two young children and then hanging herself in Florida had been in financial and legal trouble.
Records show 34-year-old Dawn Brown was charged last year with welfare fraud. Friends and neighbors told several media
By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Carmageddon II" - the sequel - is coming to one of the nation's most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won't be "The Traffic Strikes Back."
Transportation officials say what they would like to see during the last
By DAVID RISING and MATT MOORE and RANDY HERSCHAFTAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, following years of failed