By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm.
In the long run, the
By JAY LINDSAYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - An Arizona Christian college has backed out a deal for a free 217-acre campus in Massachusetts, citing millions of dollars in unanticipated costs that it said made an expensive project too risky.
Grand Canyon University informed the Oklahoma-based
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Texas law enforcement agents were close enough to a pickup truck to see it was carrying people, not drugs, before one opened fire, killing two Guatemalan immigrants hiding under a cover in the vehicle's bed, a diplomat said
By ADAM SCHRECKAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi auditors believe as much as $800 million in U.S. dollars is being sent out of the country illegally each week, draining it of hard currency, according to a report by American inspectors released Tuesday.
The findings point to widespread money
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - When Louisiana parole violator Donnie Lee Roberts was arrested for fatally shooting his girlfriend at her East Texas home nine years ago, he had an immediate request: the death penalty.
Roberts, 41, is scheduled for lethal injection
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - Shunned by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin turned Tuesday to former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to help draw money and attention to his quest to oust Democratic Sen. Claire
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan is establishing a research program designed to make sure the federal government bases decisions in its billion-dollar battle to clean up the Great Lakes on solid science, officials said Tuesday.
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - After all the economy-focused campaign talk, voters in some states will get a chance on Election Day to sound off on intriguing topics that the presidential rivals ignored, including death-penalty repeal, marijuana legalization and assisted
By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left rival in next year's election issued a bold challenge Tuesday to her government - going well beyond legal requirements to state that he earned €1.25 million ($1.6 million) over three years giving
DALLAS (AP) - Cellphone company MetroPCS Communications Inc. said Tuesday its net income more than doubled in the third quarter on a gain from a securities settlement and lower costs.
In early October MetroPCS, a low-cost carrier, agreed to combine with the larger T-Mobile USA. Even combined, they