By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Channel blackouts such as the one that resulted from the recent spat between Viacom and DirecTV have become far more common over the past three years. Consumers can thank the changing dynamics of the entertainment industry.
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Grass and freshly planted trees are sprouting in a new town park that sits atop the site of a vermiculite plant that once spewed asbestos dust across the mountain community of Libby - a welcome dose of normalcy for a city that has become
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four months from Election Day, President Barack Obama has an edge in support among women, African-Americans, Hispanics and young people, groups that could swing the race in November.
He retains the power of incumbency and people generally like him.
By ALBERT AJI and FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria's 16-month bloodbath crossed an important symbolic threshold Sunday as the international Red Cross formally declared the conflict a civil war, a status with implications for potential war crimes prosecutions.
By SUSANNE M. SCHAFERAssociated Press Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Four letters from a courageous South Carolina soldier who tried to tell his family about the fearsome battles that raged around him in Vietnam were returned to his family Saturday, some 40 years after he was
By MARC LEVYAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - They've had to reconcile the school whose sports programs vow "success with honor" with one of the worst scandals in sports history.
Almost inconceivably, they have been forced to reconsider the integrity and iconic status of the late Joe
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer and Raymond Sheehan say their lives changed forever - for the better - the day their mother shot their retired police officer father to death.
Neither witnessed the shooting on Feb. 18, 2008. When they got the call, they expected to hear
By STEPHEN WILSONAP Sports Writer
PETERBOROUGH, England (AP) - Sebastian Coe strides onto the outdoor stage like a rock star. With music blaring, cameras clicking and flags waving, he's introduced to the cheering crowd as "the man who is making this all happen."
The Olympic torch relay has
By MARK SCOLFORO and MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Legal experts say emails and other evidence from the Penn State sex abuse case suggest that Joe Paterno and other university officials put boys in danger with their failure to report sexual abuse