By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - As Detroit residents fled one of the nation's most-distressed cities in waves, then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick enriched himself and his allies by rigging public contracts, shaking down businessmen and pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the
By The Associated Press
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell only slightly to 382,000. The level suggests hiring remains sluggish. Here are the states with the biggest changes in unemployment aid applications. The state level data are for the week that ended
By MAE ANDERSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Doritos is upping the prize for its annual "Crash the Super Bowl" contest, bringing in Michael Bay, a big name movie director who is no stranger to crashes himself.
The Frito Lay snack chip brand's seventh annual contest allows viewers to
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Thursday denied a request seeking to force YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film trailer that has been blamed for causing deadly violence in the Muslim World.
Judge Luis Lavin rejected the request from Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress
By ANTHONY McCARTNEYAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actress who appears in the anti-Muslim film trailer that has sparked riots in the Middle East is suing the filmmaker for fraud and slander, and is asking a judge to order YouTube to take down the clip.
Cindy Lee Garcia's
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like many Gen-Xers, my present outlook on retirement falls somewhere between doom and gloom.
I fear a stock market collapse could decimate my investments as I near retirement - a fate that befell many retirees following the 2008 financial
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Elmo are giving kids a glimpse of television's future.
The "Sesame Street" crew has been talking to kids for more than four decades. Now they're offering a way for their pint-sized audience to interact
By ANDREW DALTONAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A for-sale sign for the owner of the Staples Center arena, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy and a stake in the LA Lakers would be a major shock to the city's sports, entertainment and business
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - It's still technically summer, but for some it's not too soon to think about what the kiddies will want for the holidays.
Toys R Us has come out with its annual "hot toy" list that includes tablets for kids, fashion dolls in the likeness
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Sony Corp. is introducing a smaller, slimmer and lighter version of its PlayStation 3 home console ahead of the year-end holidays as it gears up for growing competition in games from smartphones.
The announcement Wednesday from the Japanese