By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Kate and Warren Sherwood had to think quickly about what to take when Superstorm Sandy's surge flooded their barrier island and caused five houses on their block to burn to the ground. Luckily for their two black cats, Schwartz and Scooter,
By CAIN BURDEAUAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With the Super Bowl less than three months away, New Orleans is rushing to lay streetcar tracks through one of its busiest corridors to connect by trolley the Louisiana Superdome and the French Quarter.
The Big Easy - which will be the site of
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Letitia Baldrige, the White House social secretary during the Kennedy administration who came to be regarded as an authority on etiquette, has died.
Baldrige, 86, died Monday in Bethesda, Md., friend Mary M. Mitchell confirmed Thursday.
By TODD RICHMONDAssociated Press
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Rob Zerban spent his morning on his hands and knees scrubbing a toilet in a homeless shelter. Half a country away, Paul Ryan stood under a spotlight in Virginia talking about why he should be the next vice president.
So it goes in Zerban
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Acclaimed Spanish chef Jose Andres is heading back to the classroom.
Andres, who has popularized tapas small plates at his Washington-area eateries, will teach his first course at George Washington University next year. The school is announcing
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Royal Philips Electronics NV, the maker of electric shavers, light bulbs and medical imaging equipment, saw earnings more than double in the third quarter, thanks to modest growth at all its business lines as well as the disposal of its loss-
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In this tech-savvy city teeming with commuters and tourists, the cell phone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns.
Nearly half of all robberies in San Francisco this year are cell phone-related, police
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Tens of thousands of demonstrators descended on the British capital Saturday in a noisy but peaceful protest at a government austerity drive aimed at slashing the nation's debt.
Unions, anti-war campaigners, left-wing leaders, community groups
By GEORGE JAHNAssociated Press
VIENNA (AP) - In tiny Austria, where souvenir shops do brisk business in T-shirts bearing the crossed-out image of a kangaroo, some hope skydiver Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking jump will mean that - for a while at least - people will stop confusing their
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors have called for more charges against a California teen accused of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini and shooting at a couple.
Marin County prosecutor Yvette Martinez-Shaw said Thursday during Max Wade's preliminary hearing that she will