By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names
BEIJING (AP) - Beijing is waging a war against air pollution, one barbecue at a time.
Authorities in the capital have destroyed more than 500 open-air barbecues "to cut PM2.5" - the tiny particulate matter in the air that can enter deep into the lungs.
Photos carried by state media showed workers
By Minda Zetlin
This is a week for giving thanks, something we usually think of in the context of our home and a gathering of family and friends around a traditional meal. But have you thought about how you might thank your employees this holiday season? Without them, you literally wouldn't
By BRETT BARROUQUERE and SUSANNE M. SCHAFERAssociated Press
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The skies above Shaw Air Force Base in central South Carolina and the fields across Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky line have been a bit quieter in recent months.
Budget cuts to the military have forced
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama's nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.
NBCNEWS.COM - KABUL – While many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key US-Afghan security deal obtained by NBC News shows the United States is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
DALLAS (AP) - Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
On average, it takes children 90
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
BRUSSELS (AP) - European finance ministers are holding difficult talks on how to shore up their banking system and prevent further financial crises.
Officials from the 28 member countries are meeting Friday to narrow their differences on how to set up a new agency
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says health insurance companies can continue to sell policies canceled under his health care law for at least one more year to existing customers. Obama is trying to head off a political furor created by a wave of cancellation notices
By JULIE WATSONAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four Marines were killed Wednesday during an operation to clear a range of unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, a Marine official said.
The deaths occurred during a periodic sweep of explosive material to make ranges safe for