By By BULLIT MARQUEZAssociated Press
NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) - The number of people missing after a typhoon devastated the Philippines jumped to nearly 900 after families and fishing companies reported losing contact with more than 300 fishermen at sea, officials said.
The fishermen from
By By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie reunited with President Barack Obama on Thursday for the first time since the pair teamed up in response to Superstorm Sandy.
Christie made an unannounced visit to the White House, where he met with
By By The Associated Press
GOVERNMENT SPLIT: Concerns over the stability of the Italian government grew on Thursday after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its support, threatening to bring a premature end to Premier Mario Monti's ambitious reforms program.
SITTING OUT: Berlusconi'
By By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Here we slow again.
Washington's leaders are back to form, playing a petty, peevish and dangerous brand of politics. All that's at stake is the fate of the economy.
Everyone in this town knows how it goes in a time of a
By By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The city will work on upgrading building codes and evacuation-zone maps, hardening power and transportation networks and making sure hospitals are better prepared for extreme weather after Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said
By By COLLEEN BARRY and VICTOR L. SIMPSONAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Concerns over the stability of the Italian government grew on Thursday after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its support from Premier Mario Monti, threatening to bring a premature end to the administration's
By By KARL RITTERAssociated Press
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - U.N. climate talks are heading into the final stretch with a host of issues unresolved, including a standoff over how much money financially stressed rich countries can spare to help the developing world tackle global warming.
That issue has
By By MICHAEL MELIAAssociated Press
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - On a storm-battered stretch of Connecticut's shoreline, landscaping crews use heavy equipment to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy, racking up overtime pay at a time of year when many are typically looking for part-time jobs to
By By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As he and his family flipped the switch to light the National Christmas Tree Thursday night, President Barack Obama said he hopes the tree lasts longer than its predecessor, which died after just a year.
"Our tree has been having a hard time
By By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Influential scientists who help set Japan's radiation exposure limits have for years had trips paid for by the country's nuclear plant operators to attend overseas meetings of the world's top academic group on radiation safety.