By MICHAEL HILLAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's congressional elections are testing the staying power of Republicans who rode a tea party wave to a House majority two years ago - as well as the resilience of Democrats striving to regain control.
Democrats are targeting
By The Associated Press
Facebook's stock has been down on 50 trading days, up on 38 and unchanged on two since its initial public offering.
Facebook began trading publicly in mid-May following one of the most anticipated stock offerings in history. The IPO priced at $38, at the top of a
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Most commodity prices dropped Monday as worries about global economic growth bubble back to the surface.
Gold, industrial metals and energy products all fell after a closely watched survey showed business confidence fell for a fifth straight month in Germany.
MIAMI (AP) - In a story Aug. 2, The Associated Press reported that three private prison companies in the U.S. have spent at least $45 million on campaign donations and lobbyists in the last decade, and that the number of illegal immigrants detained rose sharply during that period. The story said
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
TEL RIFAAT, Syria (AP) - The days are still warm across the fertile plains of northern Syria around Aleppo, but night brings a chill - an ominous harbinger of winter's approach and the deepening of the already severe humanitarian crisis gripping a country
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An undercover FBI agent has been accused in court documents of spending U.S. taxpayer dollars on prostitutes in the Philippines for himself and others during an international weapons trafficking probe last year.
Deputy Federal Public Defender
By CHARLES WILSONAssociated Press
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Eight thousand miles separate southeast Asia from the American Midwest, but when Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits an Indiana city on Tuesday, it will be a kind of homecoming.
Fort Wayne, home to one of the United States
By SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A European court ruled Monday that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges, including allegedly trying to set up an al-Qaida training camp in rural Oregon.
The decision ends a long-
By FRANK ELTMANAssociated Press
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - In some places, it's as simple as pulling the plug on thousands of unused telephone lines or installing software that automatically shuts off idle school computers to save on electric bills. Other places are doing such things as merging
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top U.S. regulator is calling for an overhaul of a key global interest rate, saying consumers need more confidence that the rate is set honestly and transparently.
Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, told a