By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Poker pro Lee Watkinson put up the money and girlfriend Timmi De Rosa gave her heart to an effort to rescue two adult chimpanzees that had outgrown their youthful cuteness in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood.
"We wanted to build a sanctuary,"
SAN PABLO, Calif. (AP) - A city councilman in Northern California says an attempt to say hello went sour when an unknown man knocked him out and later dumped him at a horse racing track.
The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bit.ly/O8g35f) that San Pablo City Councilman Paul Morris went to greet a
BERLIN (AP) - A group of German economists has denounced decisions made during last week's European Union summit, arguing Thursday that they risk increasing the exposure of taxpayers, retirees and savers to the debts of struggling banks.
EU leaders agreed in
By ALAN CLENDENNING and CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spaniards blasted off fireworks and jumped for joy after their soccer team won the European Championship on Sunday night, giving the country a burst of national pride and temporary relief from the crushing
By CHARLES WILSON and STEVEN K. PAULSONAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Drought and wildfire fears are snuffing out some Fourth of July festivities this year.
From Utah to Indiana, state and local governments are calling off annual fireworks displays out of fear
By LEANNE ITALIEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Amy Schultz Pearson is 31, married and has two young daughters. She just began training in anesthesiology and will be working 50 to 80 hours a week.
Pearson has a message for Anne-Marie Slaughter, the former
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Home prices rose in nearly all major U.S. cities in April from March, further evidence of a housing market that is slowly improving even while the job market slumps.
The Standard & Poor's/
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Officials in Stockton said Tuesday that mediation with creditors has failed, meaning the Central California city is set to become the largest American city ever to declare bankruptcy.
City Manager Bob
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans bought new homes in May at the fastest pace in more than two years. The increase suggests a modest recovery is continuing in the U.S. housing market, despite weaker job growth.
By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - With their elderly parents seated across the octagonal oak table, Donna and Jim Parker were back in the kitchen they knew so well - the hutch along one wall crammed with plates, bells and salt-and-pepper shakers picked up