By KARL RITTER and PAUL WISEMANAssociated Press
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Two American scholars won the Nobel economics prize Monday for work on match-making - how to pair doctors with hospitals, students with schools, kidneys with transplant recipients and even men with women in marriage.
Lloyd Shapley of
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AP) - Sixty-five years after becoming the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager is still making noise.
The 89-year-old Yeager, who was featured in the movie "The Right Stuff," flew in the back seat Sunday of an F-15
By MARC LEVYAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Arlen Specter, who spent much of his pugnacious 30-year career in the U.S. Senate warning of the dangers of political intolerance, lost a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at a time when Congress is more politically polarized than anyone
By The Associated Press
Reaction to the death of former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who died Sunday:
"He was a mentor, colleague and a political institution, and on a personal level, he was my first boss. Sen. Specter did more for the people of Pennsylvania over his more than
By BEN FOXAssociated Press
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - There were no rants this time, no ignoring the judge or getting out of their seats to pray - just one scornful remark from the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks as a weeklong pretrial hearing began for five Guantanamo
By The Associated Press
Major events in the timeline of outgoing Sen. Arlen Specter's career in politics:
- 1959: Hired as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.
- 1964: Serves on the Warren Commission, which concludes that a lone assassin killed President John F. Kennedy.
DOVER, N.H. (AP) - The search for the body of a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student was suspended Sunday ahead of the arraignment for a martial arts instructor active in community theater who's been charged in her death, a prosecutor said.
A ground and water search on and around
By JEANNIE NUSSAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The story of David O. Dodd is relatively unknown outside of Arkansas, but the teenage spy who chose to hang rather than betray the Confederate cause is a folk hero to many in his home state.
Street signs and an elementary school in the
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Republican senator on Sunday accused President Barack Obama's aides of deliberately covering up the details of the Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador so that voters wouldn't question Obama's handling of
By MAX SEDDONAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - It's a far cry from Stalin's gulag, but the guiding principle of the Russian penal colony -- the destination of two members of punk band Pussy Riot -- remains the same: isolate inmates and wear them down through "corrective labor."