By RAF CASERTAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - Winemaker Cherie Spriggs had watched the bad weather over southern England's vineyards all season long. It just wasn't good enough for Nyetimber, her award-winning sparkling wine.
"I have never seen a situation like this before," Spriggs
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's coalition government is facing a hail of criticism after announcing steep tax increases in its draft budget for next year.
Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar met Tuesday with the governing parties' lawmakers, aiming to quell signs of revolt in their ranks ahead
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A teenage boy apparently killed this week by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was hit seven times by gunfire and died on a sidewalk just across the Arizona-Mexico border, a mayor in Mexico said Friday.
"It was a burst of gunfire," Nogales Mayor Ramon
By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and E. EDUARDO CASTILLOAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The death of the founder and leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas cartel in a firefight with marines outside a baseball game near the Texas border was perhaps the biggest coup of President Felipe Calderon's war
By DON SCHANCHE Jr.Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - From Georgia's last segregationist governor to the first Republican to hold the office since Reconstruction, Dick Pettys covered Georgia politics for The Associated Press for more than three decades. His reputation for fair and accurate
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine has always been proud of the commodities it claims as homegrown, among them Stephen King, L.L. Bean, lobster, and a host of political icons including Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe.
But no matter what happens in the
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Two guns once in the possession of notorious gangsters Bonnie and Clyde when they were killed in a hail of gunfire sold at a New Hampshire auction Sunday for more than half a million dollars.
The guns were two of 134 artifacts that sold for a total of $1.1 million at the auction
By LYNN BERRYAssociated Press
SAGAREJO, Georgia (AP) - The green grapes that Temuri Dolenjashvili and his wife snipped from the vines Sunday and emptied by the bucket into the back of their truck provide the only income for their extended family of five.
The harvest also gave a welcome day'
By Bassem Mroue and Jamal Halaby and Lara Jakes and Marjorie Olster and Sameer N. YacoubAssociated Press
A woman loses her children, her husband and both legs. A penniless family is forced to flee from Syria back to Iraq. Camps are overflowing with people and with bitterness, and refugees are
By SHARON COHENAP National Writer
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - In this crucial battleground in campaign 2012, William Healy and Joe Halter stand on opposing sides of the great divide: How to jump-start the economy?
Healy, the Democratic mayor of Canton, recalls how, in the grim early days of 2010, when