By CAROLYN THOMPSONAssociated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A nun with a gambling addiction was accused of stealing $128,000 from two rural parishes where she worked.
Sister Mary Anne Rapp was treated for a gambling addiction and is in recovery, her order said Monday, but she still faces a
By WAYNE PARRYAssociated Press
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - A week after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast, wiping out entire communities, residents were bracing for yet another potentially damaging storm.
A nor'easter taking shape Monday in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's ruling center-right coalition has decided to increase childcare benefits, spend more money on transportation projects and end an unpopular medical charge less than a year before a general election, officials said Monday.
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Here are a few items that largely have been missing from the presidential campaign: planes, trains, roads and bridges.
But as Superstorm Sandy reminded the world so vividly, we can't afford to do without them. So why isn't the nation's
By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
From bridges to broadband, America's infrastructure is supposed to be speeding along commerce, delivering us to work and piping energy and water into our homes and businesses. But just repairing all the breakdowns and potholes would cost tens of
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney alike, seemingly resistant to arguments that play well in Ohio, Colorado and other states.
For all the
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - HSBC, Europe's biggest bank by market value, has set aside a further $1.15 billion to cover potential U.S. fines for failing to stop money-laundering in its Mexican unit and to compensate UK customers for mis-selling payment protection insurance
By BRUCE SMITHAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - "We are tied to the ocean," an avid sailor and president named John F. Kennedy once said. "And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came."
Humans have an affinity for water. It is
By KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
LITTLE FERRY, N.J. (AP) - The lives of the residents of Lamker Court lie in heaps on lawns and curbs.
A stuffed Shrek doll sits atop a dining room chair. A gas stove rests in a driveway, a washer and dryer nearby. A computer monitor is wedged against a recliner.
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
MACAU (AP) - Hordes of Chinese high rollers flooding into Macau have turned the city into an Asian casino boomtown, but they're also posing a challenge for China's next generation of leaders.
Macau's casino industry has mushroomed over the past