By EMERY P. DALESIOAssociated Press
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - A months-long investigation of academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds the problems were confined to wrongdoing by the former chairman and an administrator of the school's African studies department and
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages rose this week but remained near record lows, a trend that is leading more Americans to buy homes or refinance their loans.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on a 30-
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - A port official in Ghana says an Argentine naval ship held since October because of a financial dispute is now setting sail.
The ship had been impounded at the behest of private creditors as collateral for unpaid bonds dating from Argentina's economic crisis a decade ago.
By SCOTT SONNERAssociated Press
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Walter Samaszko Jr. was a loner whose death went largely unnoticed. That all changed when a crew sent to clean out his house found a fortune stashed away in the garage of his modest ranch-style home.
There were ammunition boxes stuffed with
By Liz Raftery,
She's spent plenty of time walking down a runway, and now Janice Dickinson will soon be walking down the aisle.
The former America's Next Top Model judge recently got engaged to Dr. Robert ("Rocky") Gerner, she tells Us Weekly.
By By FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - A United Nations court ordered the immediate release Saturday of an Argentine navy training ship seized by Ghana two months ago at the request of an American hedge fund.
The ARA Libertad was detained Oct. 2 in the port of Tema as collateral for
By By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is keeping mum on what she plans to get President Barack Obama for Christmas.
Joined by first dog Bo, Mrs. Obama read "A Visit From St. Nicholas" to children at Children's National Medical Center in Washington.
By By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A serial killer already sentenced to death in California admitted Friday to murdering two other young women in New York City in the 1970s.
Rodney Alcala told a Manhattan judge that he wanted to plead guilty to two murder counts so he could get back
By By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in drug trafficking and that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has dogged him for more than two