DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Two women taking part in a mock battle at a California tall ship festival were hit with real ammunition and left with minor injuries when buckshot was loaded into one ship's cannon instead of blanks.
The Amazing Grace, a tall ship based in Gig Harbor, Wash., fired at
By The Associated Press
Facebook Inc. has had a rocky initial public offering of stock. There were trading glitches on its first day of trading and concerns since then about Facebook's revenue potential. Facebook also is facing dozens of lawsuits from disgruntled shareholders. In recent
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor remained stuck at a record level last year while household income dropped. Still, the number of people who don't have health insurance declined.
A Census Bureau report released Wednesday provided a mixed picture
By DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The era of the supersized cola may come to an end in New York City on Thursday, when health officials are expected to approve an unprecedented 16-ounce limit on sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, delis and movie
By TAMMY WEBBERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - She's brash and blunt, a union leader known for her tart tongue and flip one-liners often aimed at Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a bitter contract dispute regarded as a referendum on the future of Chicago schools.
But Karen Lewis - who recently
NEW YORK (AP) - The euro rose to a four-month high against the dollar Wednesday after Germany's highest court paved the way for the country to participate in Europe's financial rescue fund.
The ruling helped ease investor uncertainty about Europe's efforts to solve its debt crisis. The
By The Associated Press
FREE TO BAIL: The highest court in Germany ruled that the country could contribute to Europe's €500 billion ($640 billion) rescue fund to help indebted governments. The ruling offered investors relief, but not much more.
NEW IDEAS: Facebook's stock jumped 8
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - At the height of Libya's civil war, Chris Stevens dashed off to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi by cargo boat to help shape an assortment of Libyan politicians and militias into the cohesive unit that would defeat Moammar Gadhafi. A year
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly renewed a surveillance law that allows the government to monitor conversations of foreign spies and terrorist suspects abroad, while requiring approval from a secret court when Americans are targeted
By MIKE CORDERAssociated Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte claimed victory early Thursday for his conservative VVD party in national elections widely seen as a referendum on the Netherlands' commitment to Europe.
With 92 percent of municipalities reporting