By By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A plunge over the federal "fiscal cliff" may sound like a terrifying risk for many state officials anxiously watching as Washington struggles to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to start with the new year. Yet their
By By MAE ANDERSONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. said Monday that a key sales figure rebounded in November, as U.S. customers snapped up the world's biggest hamburger chain's breakfast offerings and limited-time Cheddar Bacon Onion sandwiches.
By By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States could see its standing as a superpower eroded and Asian economies will outstrip those of North America and Europe combined by 2030, according to the best guess of the U.S. intelligence community in its latest
By By STACY A. ANDERSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad breakup.
All three have launched individual campaigns that reflect an emerging priority for
By By WAYNE PARRYAssociated Press
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - Coastal areas of New Jersey and New York that lost their boardwalks to Superstorm Sandy's surge are racing to rebuild them in time for tourist season - in some places, without the boards.
For reasons both practical and
By By KATIE ZEZIMA, MEGHAN BARR and HELEN O'NEILLAssociated Press
It's been more than a month since Sandy, the superstorm combining a hurricane, a nor'easter and surging full-moon tides, tore through the Northeast, leaving billions of dollars in damage in the New Jersey-New York-
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Democratic Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., a prominent figure in his party, said Sunday that he'll decide within two weeks whether to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Christie next year.
Booker, who leads the state's largest city, also told CBS' "Face the Nation"
By By REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Bodies are piling up in Pakistan's largest city as it suffers one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing that the chaos is giving greater cover for the Taliban to operate and undermining the country's
By By FRANK BAJAK and CARLA SALAZARAssociated Press
LIMA, Peru (AP) - The earthquake all but flattened colonial Lima, the shaking so violent that people tossed to the ground couldn't get back up. Minutes later, a 50-foot (15-meter) wall of Pacific Ocean crashed into the adjacent port of
BEIJING (AP) - China's factory output and consumer spending rose in November in signs of a recovery from an economic slowdown, and there was an uptick in inflation, with prices of vegetables and other food rising as the country headed into winter.
Factory output increased 10.1 percent from a