NEW YORK (AP) - Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum must now pay a $2 service fee to reserve passes online or by phone.
The fee went into effect last month, although there is no charge for admission to the memorial on the World Trade Center site. There's also no charge
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the Rev. John Anthony Salazar arrived in Tulia, Texas, in 1991, he was warmly welcomed by the Roman Catholic community tucked in the Texas Panhandle. What his new parishioners didn't know was he'd been hired out of a treatment
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio says entertainers Beyonce and Jay-Z missed a chance while in Cuba to see firsthand the effects of political oppression.
The Republican lawmaker from Florida calls their recent trip "hypocritical" and he takes issue with the U.S. government's approval of the
By FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - The leader of a new anti-euro party called Sunday for Germany to leave the common currency, telling an inaugural convention that the euro forces German taxpayers to rescue bankrupt southern European countries whose people denounce them as Nazis for
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dr. Hilary Koprowski, a pioneering virologist who developed the first successful oral vaccination for polio, has died. He was 96.
Although not as well-known as fellow researchers Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, Koprowski in 1950 became the first to show it was possible to vaccinate
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
DECKER, Mont. (AP) - From the time coal is scooped from the depths of the Spring Creek strip mine in Montana's wide-open Powder River Basin until it travels more than 6,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to power plants in South Korea, the price can increase
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - One of Mexico's most powerful and violent drug cartels intended a racehorse-buying operation to be a clandestine means of laundering its illegal proceeds in the United States, prosecutors say.
But with the millions of dollars spent - sometimes in
By SAMEER N. YACOUB and ADAM SCHRECKAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Even the dead are not spared the campaigning for Iraq's upcoming local elections.
Brightly colored placards blanket major streets and hang around the vast cemetery in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, appealing to the hundreds of
By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Winters was a crowd all by himself, guaranteeing that his multitude of characters, breakneck improvisations and kinetic clownishness kept generations of fans laughing.
Winters, who died Thursday at age 87 at his Montecito, Calif., home, was
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired as a city worker, Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru.
Pugach doesn't see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama's