By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A Canadian man who once led the payment processing at two online poker companies pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy and gambling charges, agreeing to cooperate in the government's crackdown on the businesses.
Nelson Burtnick, of
By JONATHAN J. COOPER and KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: "Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?"
It's a bit more complicated than that in the three states
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress unveiled a new search engine Wednesday to help politicos, lobbyists, researchers, students and any other interested citizens find legislation working its way through the House and Senate to become new laws.
The Library of Congress says
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A chef won't take the stand in his own defense in a trial where he's accused of killing his wife and then cooking her body for four days in boiling water to get rid of the evidence, according to his attorney.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rand S. Rubin reminded David
NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.
Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Monthly premiums for popular private insurance plans through Medicare are only inching up next year, the Obama administration said Wednesday, trumpeting good news for skeptical older voters on a closely watched election-year issue.
By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEEAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam Style" video has 220 million YouTube views and counting, and it's easy to see why. No Korean language skills are needed to enjoy the chubby, massively entertaining performer'
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Waving American flags and space shuttle toys, hundreds of people lined the streets and crowded the airport Wednesday as they watched space shuttle Endeavour touch down in Houston on its way to be permanently displayed in California.
By ERIKA KINETZAP Business Writer
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - Once feared for its obstructionism, the Myanmar Investment Commission has put on a fresh, investor-friendly face, and its bureaucrats are scrambling to deal with a deluge of interest even as a proposed investment law creates
By GREG KELLER and LORI HINNANTAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - France stepped up security at some of its embassies on Wednesday after a satirical Parisian weekly published crude caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The prime minister said he would block a demonstration by people angry over a