By DINESH RAMDEAssociated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Every weekday as the clock strikes noon, dozens of demonstrators pass out songbooks inside the Wisconsin Capitol. Office workers who know what's coming scramble to close their doors, and several police officers take up watch from a
By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that he will spearhead an economic recovery and strengthen Japan's military if his conservative party regains control in elections next month.
"We will recover Japan," Abe told a news
By JOHN WAWROWAP Sports Writer
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - It took 11 weeks for Mario Williams and the Buffalo Bills' oft-maligned defense to finally flex its muscle and show it's capable of playing up to its high-priced potential.
Williams had one of three sacks and safety Jairus Byrd
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A heart disease treatment that many doctors consider to be fringe medicine unexpectedly showed some promise in a federal study clouded by ethical and scientific controversy, causing debate about the results.
The study took 10 years
By ELENA BECATOROSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A sign taped to a wall in an Athens hospital appealed for civility from patients. "The doctors on duty have been unpaid since May," it read, "Please respect their work."
Patients and their relatives glanced up briefly and moved on,
By JOHN FLESHERAssociated Press
NORTHVILLE, Mich. (AP) - It seemed things couldn't get more muddled after U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, a Republican who appeared destined for easy re-election in his suburban Detroit district, shockingly failed to qualify for the ballot this summer and then
By DAVID B. CARUSO and MEGHAN BARRAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The nightmarish case of a nanny accused of stabbing to death two children in her care stunned the family's well-to-do neighborhood and caused legions of parents to wonder how well they know who is watching their kids.
By DAVID RISINGAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Twitter has for the first time blocked an account using a new tool that allows it to bar content in individual countries, shutting out a banned German neo-Nazi group at the behest of local authorities.
Twitter spokesman Dirk Hensen told The
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill donned a waitressing apron and dished out hamburgers and pizza Tuesday to illustrate her support for federal student aid as her Republican challenger Todd Akin picked up some important advertising help from a
By PETER JACKSONAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with the GOP leadership.
He helped end the Supreme Court hopes of former