VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base following a summer of shark sightings along the Central California coast, authorities said.
Francisco Javier Solorio Jr., 39, of Orcutt, was killed in the attack off the
NEW YORK (AP) - Sirius XM Radio said Tuesday that CEO Mel Karmazin plans to step down early next year.
Karmazin, 69, will leave Feb. 1. His contract expires at the end of this year, but he will stay for another month to help transition a new CEO, the company said. He will also leave the company
By LARRY O'DELLAssociated Press
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge sentenced a former Costa Rican businessman and professional soccer team owner to 60 years in prison Tuesday after hearing heart-wrenching and often tearful testimony from victims of his $485 million insurance fraud scheme.
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
Syria's conflict is the most violent to emerge from last year's Arab Spring. The protests started peacefully but prompted a brutal crackdown by President Bashar Assad's government. The fighting has escalated into a civil war that has
By The Associated Press
SKEPTICAL: Britain's foreign secretary warned against the 27-nation European Union centralizing more decision-making as the continent deals with its debt crisis. Britain is skeptical about a plan to create a centralized European banking supervisor.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker spent months and millions of dollars on ads in the divisive recall election telling Wisconsin voters that the state is on the economic upswing - a strong dose of good news that even Mitt Romney backers
By GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated Press
CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) - A teenage boy lured a 12-year-old girl into his house under the guise of getting parts for her treasured bicycle and then, with his older brother, killed her, police said Tuesday. The girl's disappearance had sparked a frantic search
By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Apple unveiled a smaller iPad, updated its full-sized one and refreshed its line of Mac computers in time for the holiday shopping season.
Tuesday's announcements came about a month after Apple started selling a new iPhone.
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
Americans depend on energy for everything from driving their cars to powering factories, homes and offices - and of course our smartphones, laptops and tablets. How that energy is produced and where it comes from affect jobs, the economy and the
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
America's health care system is unsustainable. It's not one problem, but three combined: high cost, uneven quality and millions uninsured. Major changes will keep coming. Every family will be affected.
Where they stand: