By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has Springsteen. Republican Mitt Romney has his sons.
They, along with dozens of other celebrities and elected officials, are blitzing through battleground states in the White House race's final days. Their goal: give
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
A unionized job once meant a secure path to a middle-class life. Labor unions are still big political players, but they have seen a steady decline in membership and clout since their heyday in the 1950s.
Where they stand:
President Barack Obama has
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was back at the Mayo Clinic for an evaluation Tuesday and possibly a longer stay, nearly two months after being released for treatment of bipolar disorder at the Minnesota hospital, his father said Tuesday.
By CHARLES WILSONAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana stepped between women and their physicians when it enacted a law that blocked Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court
By IRINA TITOVAAssociated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - It was intended as a friendly guide to Russia for labor migrants from Central Asia, but instead it turned into an insult. The brochure with practical advice on how to deal with border guards, police and other authorities was
By PAUL WISEMANAP Economics Writer
The job market is brutal and the economy weak. More than 12 million Americans can't find work; the unemployment rate fell in September but is still at a recession-level 7.8 percent. It had been more than 8 percent for 43 straight months. A
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge sided on Tuesday with environmental groups that challenged the planting of genetically-modified crops on National Wildlife Refuges in the South.
U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg rejected the federal government's
By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
Frightening episodes of gun violence have been splayed across front pages with alarming frequency this campaign season: the deadly Milwaukee spa shootings, the movie theater killings in Colorado, the Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin, the gun battle
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of Medicare patients with severe chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer's would get continuing access to rehab and other services under a change agreed to by the Obama administration, advocates said Tuesday.
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Nobody was expecting this round of corporate financial reports to be great. But underwhelming results - particularly revenue, which offers a read on the economy - are still rattling investors.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged