By SARAH BRUMFIELDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged Thursday toward the Mid-Atlantic after causing widespread power outages but largely failing to live up to its billing in ferocity through the
By The Associated Press
Massive thunderstorms that swept through the Midwest are pushing toward the Mid-Atlantic states. Meteorologists warn that the line of storms could launch a weather event called a derecho, which is a straight-line wind storm spanning at least 240 miles. Here's a snapshot
By LYNN BERRYAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Thousands of Russian opposition activists marched through Moscow on Wednesday, decrying President Vladimir Putin's authoritarian rule and calling for the release of people they consider political prisoners.
The march on Russia Day, a national holiday
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The largest U.S. options exchange has agreed to pay a $6 million penalty to settle federal charges that it failed in its duty to enforce trading rules.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that the penalty being paid by the Chicago
By SAM KIM and YOUKYUNG LEEAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Koreas' first high-level talks in years have been scrapped because of a stalemate over who will lead each delegation, South Korea said Tuesday, a day before they were to begin. The cancellation is a blow to tentative
By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and MANSUR MIROVALEVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - A bill that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality won overwhelming approval Tuesday in Russia's lower house of parliament.
Hours before the State Duma passed the Kremlin-backed
By JENNA GOTTLIEBAssociated Press
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - From seafaring Vikings to digital dissenters, Iceland has always attracted outsiders.
This North Atlantic island nation has welcomed eccentric chess master Bobby Fischer, WikiLeaks secret-spiller Julian Assange and the online freedom
By JOANN LOVIGLIOAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city's top prosecutor announced Monday he would convene an investigating grand jury to look into a building collapse that killed six people and injured 13 others last week.
District Attorney Seth Williams said the "scope and depth" of
By FARID HOSSAINAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh has suspended seven inspectors it accuses of negligence for renewing the licenses of garment factories in a building that collapsed in April, killing more than 1,100 people, a top Labor Ministry official said Monday.
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Until a couple of months ago, Takashi Yamada had one of the most genteel jobs in Japan. Now, his days are so harried he doesn't have time to eat lunch.
Yamada, 45, is a government-bond trader at major brokerage Daiwa Securities Co.