By KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - When Superstorm Sandy destroyed Michael Nolan's house, it washed away a past he cannot remember.
Nolan has amnesia from a brain injury he suffered in 2003 after being hit by a car while riding his bike.
Nolan and his family were riding out
By JESSE WASHINGTONAP National Writer
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) - Gravy was still warm. Dallas Cowboys were still in uniform. Thanks were still being given across the country as the pilgrimages to the stores began, heralding a new era of American consumerism.
Lured by earlier-than-ever Black
By DALIA NAMMARI and KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - After bitter rival Hamas held its own in a fierce battle with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to override U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine next week, his
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - As many as 100 World War II veterans missed their chance to travel to Washington to see their war's memorial after about $110,000 disappeared from a Kansas nonprofit that organized free trips for them.
Richard Foster, the
By CARLO PIOVANO and DON MELVINAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The prospect of failure loomed over a European Union leaders' summit intended to lay out the 27-country bloc's long-term spending plans.
While heavyweights like Britain and France are pulling in opposite directions, smaller
By ERIKA KINETZAP Business Writer
MUMBAI, India (AP) - Wal-Mart's Indian joint venture said Friday it has suspended several employees as part of an internal corruption investigation, another blow to the U.S. company's plans for aggressive expansion in a giant market that is largely
By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISAssociated Press
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus' potential international creditors said Friday they have made "good progress" in negotiations on a possible bailout for the crisis-hit country.
Despite earlier hopes that a deal was imminent, representatives from the so-
By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The crack epidemic that began in the 1980s ushered in a wave of bloodletting in the nation's capital and a death toll that ticked upward daily. Dead bodies, sometimes several a night, had homicide detectives hustling between crime scenes and
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) - Chinese automaker BYD Co. may be hoping that Si Rui (pronounced suh-ray), the name for its new midsize sedan, translates into turnaround. The ailing company, which counts billionaire Warren Buffett as an investor, is banking on the new
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper seeking the instant gratification of a store purchase: same-day