By RACHEL COHEN and RALPH D. RUSSOAP Sports Writers
MIAMI (AP) - After decades when paying college athletes was thought to violate the spirit of amateurism, the enormous television revenue generated by sports - football and basketball in particular - and the long hours of work by the players have
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders on Sunday showed no signs of emerging from their corners to resolve the next step in the financial crisis, with Democrats still talking about higher taxes on the wealthy and the Senate's top Republican suggesting that a
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy.
The law increases the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA had warned that it was set to run out of money without additional dollars
By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinian self-rule government is in "extreme jeopardy" because of an unprecedented financial crisis, largely because Arab countries have failed to send hundreds of millions of dollars in promised aid, the
By DAN JOLINGAssociated press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Royal Dutch Shell PLC will try to move its grounded drill ship out of the worst of the North Pacific's fury with a towing attempt when conditions allow.
Shell incident commander Sean Churchfield said at a press conference Saturday that
By The Associated Press
A timeline of key events in the fall and revival of General Motors Co.
Nov. 18 - The CEOs of GM, Ford and Chrysler ask for aid from Congress, citing the weak economy, plummeting sales and the collapse of the U.S. banking system.
Dec. 19 - President Bush approves $17.4
By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto Writers
DETROIT (AP) - When the word reached the Orion Assembly Plant, it spread along the serpentine assembly line like news of a death or natural disaster: General Motors, the biggest automaker in the world, had filed for bankruptcy protection.
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jason Kilar will step down by the end of March as the chief executive of Hulu, the online video service owned by the parents of ABC, NBC and Fox.
Kilar, 41, broke the news to staff in an email, which he posted on the Hulu blog on Friday. While
By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Hayleigh Lynn Perez knowingly accepted a nomadic life. Now the former Army sergeant says she and thousands of other veterans trying to get a higher education are being penalized for that enforced
By HEIDI VOGTAssociated Press
KAJAKI, Afghanistan (AP) - In the approaching twilight of its war in Afghanistan, the U.S. is forging ahead with a giant infrastructure project long criticized as too costly in both blood and money.
It's a $500 million effort to refurbish the massive Kajaki dam and