By ALICIA CHANG and JASON DEARENAssociated Press
MARINA, Calif. (AP) - In the Central California coastal town of Marina, a $7 million desalination plant that can turn salty ocean waves into fresh drinking water sits idle behind rusty, locked doors, shuttered by water officials because rising
By JANET McCONNAUGHEYAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When a Florida man saw a news photo of a man rescued from Hurricane Isaac's floodwaters, he was sure it was his brother. It wasn't - but the mistaken identity started a search that ultimately reunited that homeless man with the
By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and DAVID B. CARUSOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money.
When the twin towers fell, his fortunes changed.
Donors poured $2.5
By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISAssociated Press
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus approved next year's budget Saturday without releasing any figures because of the country's ongoing bailout talks with potential creditors.
The "tight" budget incorporates additional spending cuts, slashes an
By JENNIFER KAYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is courting Cuban-American voters with promises to be tougher on the Castro government than President Barack Obama.
Ryan campaigned Saturday morning in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. He'll
By RUKMINI CALLIMACHIAssociated Press
DIABALY, Mali (AP) - It was dusk when the aging Toyota pickup truck pulled into the first military checkpoint, loaded with at least 17 bearded men fingering prayer beads.
This pinprick of a village in central Mali is not even large enough to appear on most
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors rolled out the Chevrolet Volt two years ago with lofty sales goals and the promise of a new technology that someday would help end America's dependence on oil.
So it seemed like a good thing in August when sales of the $40,000 car
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A frustrated Congress quit Washington on Saturday with at least one hope - that the stark choice in the election ahead will give lawmakers clarity about what Americans want from their government.
They desperately need some direction.
By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
The stakes now are similar to what caused the U.S. to invade almost 11 years ago: the threat of more al-Qaida attacks.
President Barack Obama says U.S.
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Thousands of revelers descended on a small Dutch town sparking a riot after a party invitation posted on Facebook went viral, authorities said Saturday.
Prosecutor Hessel Schuth said 34 people were arrested were arrested Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday morning and