By JAY REEVESAssociated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a bingo developer, his one-time lobbyist and a former state legislator to prison terms for their roles in a scheme to buy votes on gambling legislation in the Alabama statehouse.
U.S. District Judge Myron
By BECKY BOHRERAssociated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday announced it will provide $250,000 in grants to five states affected by debris from last year's tsunami in Japan.
The agency said Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A former top Barclays executive admitted ordering staff to submit false interest rates during the credit crisis in 2008 because he believed his action had been sanctioned by the Bank of England.
Jerry del Missier told the House of Commons Treasury
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices climbed for a fourth day on hopes that the Federal Reserve will take additional steps to prop up the economy.
Benchmark U.S. crude on Monday rose $1.33 to end at $88.43 per barrel in New York, while Brent crude rose by $1.95 to finish at $
CINCINNATI (AP) - An Indonesian choir stuck in Cincinnati after a traveling mishap forced them to miss the World Choir Games was embraced by city residents determined to open their hearts and wallets to get the singers to perform and then to return them home.
The effort to help the 49-member Gema
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for China's slowing economy Monday and said a "hard landing" was still possible.
The IMF reduced its China growth outlook for 2012 by 0.2 percentage point to 8 percent and for 2013 by 0.3
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Three Chicago teenagers accused of fatally beating a disabled man and posting video of the attack on Facebook were playing a game that involved finding an innocent victim and trying to knock him out with a punch, investigators alleged in court