By JOHN S. MARSHALLAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An island offering a secluded beach, promises of great fishing and stunning views of the San Francisco skyline is up for sale - and at a discounted price.
Red Rock Island, a 6-acre mass of rock tucked away in a northern part of San
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has tied the knot with his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
Frank spokesman Harry Gural says the 72-year-old congressman married 42-year-old Jim Ready in a Saturday evening
By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome,
By BRETT ZONGKER and RON TODTAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air conditioning Saturday for relief from unrelenting heat that has killed 30 people across half the country
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Macau gambling company Melco Crown Entertainment is teaming up with the Philippines' richest man to develop a $1 billion casino resort in Manila in a sign of the industry's plans for rapid expansion in Asia
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Trolley was packed. Hotel rooms facing the bay were sold out. And local radio was set to simulcast a patriotic score for the Fourth of July show.
But instead of 20 minutes of fireworks, the crowd
By KAY JOHNSON and LARA JAKESAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Whenever he leaves his home, Mohammed Jabar, a Sunni Muslim, carries his cellphone so his family can find out quickly whether he is safe if a deadly bomb attack hits. Shukria Mahmud, another Sunni, rarely ventures from
By JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULAAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenya on Wednesday cancelled a deal to import Iranian oil hours after the U.S. warned the country that it risked being penalized if it sees through the deal which would breach U.S. and European union
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The Qatari owners of Harrods department store are planning to launch a line of hotels branded with the name of the London landmark.
Qatar Holding said in a statement sent Wednesday it is aiming to open Harrods hotels in several