By Lindsay Silberman,
After undergoing several kidney surgeries, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will make his comeback performance on July 4 on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, The Associated Press reports.For the annual Independence Day celebration, Phillips will sing before an expected crowd
By The Associated PressBy DAVID MCHUGH and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's election result has eased fears of imminent financial disaster for Europe, but the continent's leaders are still searching for a way to contain a debt crisis that threatens the
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Is it too good to be true?
Health care spending has eased up recently, bringing a welcome respite for government and corporate budgets. But experts who track health care's economic indicators like
By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two Alaska State Troopers were shot Sunday in a remote town north of the Arctic Circle, touching off a near-nine hour standoff that ended with the suspected gunman apparently taking his own life, authorities said
By SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - International Olympic officials have opened a high-level investigation into allegations that authorized representatives in more than 50 countries - including a national Olympic committee - were involved in selling London Olympics
By JOHN S. MARSHALLAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California man was rescued after his 50-foot boat was struck by a whale while he sailed alone about 40 miles off the western coast of Mexico, authorities said.
The impact from the collision
By CHARMAINE NORONHAAssociated Press
TORONTO (AP) - A massive stage collapse hours before a Radiohead concert was to begin left one person dead and three others injured, officials said.
Emergency Medical Services deputy commander David Viljakainen said a man
By THOMAS PEIPERTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Additional crews were joining the fight Saturday against a wildfire in northern Colorado that has scorched about 85 square miles and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history.
The High Park Fire
By ADAM GELLERAP National Writer
Looking back, the financial lives many Americans enjoyed until just a few years ago can seem like a mirage.
On a suburban cul-de-sac northwest of Atlanta, Michael and Patricia Jackson are struggling to keep a house worth $100,000 less than they owe. In a small town
By BERTHA RAMOSAssociated Press
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Carlotta was downgraded to a tropical depression on Saturday as the system rapidly weakened after killing two young sisters in its march across southern Mexico.
The National Weather Service's National