By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine months hold the prospect for major rulings on affirmative action,
By AMIR SHAH and HEIDI VOGTAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint U.S.-Afghan patrol on Monday, killing 14 people including three Americans in the latest attack on an increasingly fraught program to help Afghan
By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections to an estimated 200,000 caregivers, nannies and house cleaners in California.
By JULIET WILLIAMSAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger says his lifelong penchant for secrecy and ability to put his emotions "on deep freeze" led him to keep many secrets from his wife Maria Shriver, eventually causing the dissolution of their marriage when he was
By LYNN BERRYAssociated Press
SAGAREJO, Georgia (AP) - The green grapes that Temuri Dolenjashvili and his wife snipped from the vines Sunday and emptied by the bucket into the back of their truck provide the only income for their extended family of five.
The harvest also gave a welcome day'
By DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf Writer
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) - Europe buried the memory of that American comeback at Brookline in 1999 with one that was even better.
Medinah was filled with sheer madness Sunday, the matches so close for so much of the day that even when Martin Kaymer stood over a 6-foot
By KEVIN BEGOSAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Kremlin is watching, European nations are rebelling, and some suspect Moscow is secretly bankrolling a campaign to derail the West's strategic plans.
It's not some Cold War movie; it's about the U.S. boom in natural gas drilling,
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anyone puzzled by the most recent U.S. economic data has reason for feeling so: The numbers sketch a sometimes contradictory picture of the economy.
We've learned that:
Consumers are more confident but aren't spending much.
By SAMANTHA GROSSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's 2013 mayoral race doesn't fully kick off until after voters are done picking a president. But some of the city's top political players are already jockeying for position, preparing to introduce themselves to voters
PARIS (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators marched peacefully Sunday in Paris to denounce austerity measures in Europe that have sparked violent protests in other EU countries struggling to avert fiscal crises.
The march, organized largely by the Left Front party and the Communists, comes before the