By ALEXA OLESENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - A glance at history suggests it's easier for a Chinese woman to orbit Earth than to land a spot on the highest rung of Chinese politics.
In June, a 33-year-old air force major marked a major feminist milestone by becoming the first Chinese
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of favoring a "one-point plan" to help the rich in America and playing politics with the deadly terrorist attack in Libya in a Tuesday night debate crackling with energy and emotion just three weeks before
By The Associated Press
An aggressive President Barack Obama scrapped with Republican Mitt Romney over terrorism, jobs, immigration and women's issues in a feisty second presidential debate. A look at what they said:
Obama: "Secretary Clinton has done an extraordinary job
By The Associated Press
The United States accuses China of flouting trade rules and undervaluing its currency to helps its exporters. That hurts American manufacturers and costs U.S. jobs.
One response might be imposing tariffs on Chinese goods, but that could set off a trade war and drive up
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Mitt Romney says he differs from fellow Republican George W. Bush on energy policy, China and deficits. President Barack Obama says the biggest difference is that his GOP rival is more extreme on social issues than Bush.
A voter during Tuesday's town hall-style debate
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The head of a U.N.-appointed panel probing alleged war crimes in Syria warned Tuesday that the presence of hundreds of radical Islamists threatens to radicalize the 19-month conflict which is already witnessing a dramatic rise in ethnic
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says the U.S. ambassador to China last month visited a restive region where ethnic Tibetans have set fire to themselves to protest Chinese rule.
Ambassador Gary Locke met with government officials and residents during a stop in Aba county of the Sichuan
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a little Tuesday after reports that consumer prices stayed tame and homebuilder confidence rose to the highest level in six years.
A third report showed factory output grew only modestly
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - After years of struggling in the nascent market for electric cars, battery maker A123 Systems Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday.
The filing drew criticism from Republicans who claim the Obama administration has wasted millions of taxpayer
By Ron Scherer
No matter who gets elected president next month, the United States economy in 2013 will have only tepid growth.
Does that sound like this year all over again? Yes, indeed.
At least that's the view of 44 professional economic forecasters, members of the National Association of