By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both are using the Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care insurance requirement, loved by liberals and hated by conservatives, to rally core supporters in the most
By MEAD GRUVERAssociated Press
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The demise of the only company that manufactured a device specially designed to spray fire retardant from the back of U.S. military C-130 cargo planes has some experts worried about the future viability of a program that has
HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up by six this week to 1,965.
Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,419 rigs were exploring for oil and 542 for gas. Four were
By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The official count of Mexico's presidential election confirmed the victory of Enrique Pena Nieto, the candidate seeking to return the former autocratic ruling party to power after a 12-year hiatus, the country's
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A father directed his 18-year-old son and another teen to grab guns and shoot into a vehicle parked near their South Texas home, wounding a federal agent who was conducting surveillance, prosecutors alleged Thursday
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
RAMON GORDO, Cuba (AP) - The sleepy country setting that farmer Juan Alonso calls home hasn't changed much since he was born 74 years ago, with the two rustic wooden houses nestled among palm trees against a backdrop of green hills and
By JUAN CARLOS LLORCAAssociated Press
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An attorney for a Dallas trucker whose rig was filled with ammunition when he crossed the Mexican border said a re-enactment conducted Thursday confirms that his client simply made a wrong turn and wasn't trying to
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney's wife has confirmed a tidbit about the vice presidential search process her husband largely has been keeping secret: He's considering choosing a woman.
"We've been looking at that
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
CORONA, Calif. (AP) - The room rings out with the cruel nicknames that have haunted the teenagers for years: Crusty crab. Burnt toast. Snake skin. Freddy Krueger's daughter. Mutant. Scarface.
For the first time, it's the burn victims themselves who are
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's next president has boldly promised to halve the number of kidnappings and murders during his six-year term by moving law enforcement away from showy drug busts and focusing on protecting ordinary citizens