By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Europe's sinking economy and wobbly banks could get modest help Thursday from an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank.
Economists think the ECB will cut its benchmark refinancing rate by
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have been surging at an alarming rate in the U.S., but here's a sliver of good news: The number blamed on methadone appears to have peaked.
Still, methadone accounts
By The Associated Press
The dollar fell slightly against the euro and a handful of other currencies on Tuesday, as expectations grew that the European economy would get a boost from an interest rate cut.
Any sign of progress in the European financial crisis
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Vital computer systems for London's 2012 Olympic Games have come under repeated cyber-attacks - but only from hackers who were invited to join in thousands of hours of security tests.
Atos, the lead technology
By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy Inc. said Tuesday they had completed their merger now valued at about $32 billion to form the nation's largest electric company. But the normally routine event came with a twist
SOUTH ADDISON, Maine (AP) - Volunteers picking up trash off a coastal Maine island found a message in a bottle that floated down the coast from Canada.
Becky Lee of the Downeast Coastal Conservancy said she discovered the note in a plastic soda bottle as she and
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese city has announced it has scrapped plans for a copper plant after thousands of people protested the project's possible public health risks.
Shifang city in the southwestern province of Sichuan issued a statement on the Internet saying
By ERIC TUCKER and MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Utility crews struggled to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day Tuesday as frustration grew and authorities feared the toll of 24 storm deaths could rise
By KAY JOHNSON and LARA JAKESAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Bombs pounded six Iraqi cities and towns Tuesday, killing at least 40 people and raising suspicion that security forces might be assisting terrorists in launching attacks on Shiite Muslims.
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
VASSAR, Mich. (AP) - Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without suffering anything close to a major injury. Then, in a second, everything changed.
On patrol during his third tour in April,