By JENNIFER AGIESTA and NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Still sour on the state of the U.S. economy, Americans are nonetheless heading into the home stretch to Election Day feeling better about the country's future and about how President Barack Obama is doing his job, a new
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
When you vote for Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in November, you'll be voting for more than a president. You'll be casting a ballot for and against a checklist of policies that touch your life and shape the country you live in.
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press-GfK Poll on the 2012 presidential election and politics was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Sept. 13-17. It is based on landline and cellphone telephone interviews with a nationally representative random
By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - One is a former prime minister known for his nationalistic views. A second is a hawkish former defense chief. And a third is the son of Tokyo's outspoken governor whose proposal to buy and develop a cluster of uninhabited islands claimed by
By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half the young black men who graduated high school in 2010 earned their diploma in four years, an improved graduation rate that still lagged behind that of their white counterparts, according to an education group's report
By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEEAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam Style" video has 220 million YouTube views and counting, and it's easy to see why. No Korean language skills are needed to enjoy the chubby, massively entertaining performer's
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the "Sesame Street" crew have always talked to kids. Now, they'll try to have a two-way conversation with their pint-sized audience using Kinect, the motion and voice-sensing controller created by
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney got the math about right. But when he said 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes and are "dependent on government," he blurred together half or more of the entire country, ranging from the nation's neediest to its middle class
By The Associated Press
On Tuesday, Yahoo said it has completed a long-awaited $7.6 billion deal with China's Alibaba Group, and will distribute most of the proceeds to its shareholders.
Here are some key developments involving Yahoo Inc. and its performance:
Nov. 17, 2008: Yahoo Inc. says
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department is awarding $228 million in grants to historically black colleges and universities.
The five-year grants will go to schools in 19 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Schools can use the