By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a day of political maneuvering, Democrats and then Republicans took turns blocking a quick Senate vote on President Barack Obama's proposal to extend expiring tax cuts for a year on everyone but the highest-earning Americans.
With each side
By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - After penning a rambling letter to financial regulators and writing notes to his family, a south Georgia bank director boarded a ferry in Key West, Fla., and disappeared.
Now local and federal investigators are trying to determine whether Aubrey Lee
By BRETT BARROUQUEREAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - It's a common tactic for pornography producers trying to protect their product from online piracy: They sue unknown "John Does" who illegally download movies, then go to Internet providers to learn their true identities and collect.
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The Barclays executive identified as the person responsible for ordering false reports of borrowing costs in 2008 will be called in front of a parliamentary inquiry next week, the Treasury Select Committee announced Wednesday.
Jerry del Missier, who
By DINESH RAMDEAssociated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt a blow to environmentalists concerned about water pollution from huge livestock farms Wednesday, when it said communities couldn't set stricter standards than the state.
The ruling was believed to be the first
By AMY TAXIN and DAVID R. MARTINAssociated Press
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - In this sweltering Southern California city, officials tried to keep the budget in check by selling assets, cutting spending and asking public employees to take a hit as tax revenues dwindled.
But San Bernardino
By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, her politically active family's sole Democrat, and a sister with three brothers, Laura Ricketts is comfortable being the odd woman out.
But it has not escaped her notice that lesbians such as her are in the
SPOKANE, Wash. - For months, Operation Redlight was a secret.
The year-long investigation into prostitution in Spokane came to a head on
Tuesday when local and federal agencies raided eight "day spas" and "massage
parlors", which police believe were front organizations for widespread
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray was elected in 2010 with the aid of $650,000 in illicit funds from a city businessman, a Gray campaign consultant acknowledged in federal court Tuesday.
Eugenia "Jeanne" Clarke Harris's guilty plea
Spokane, WASH. – After eight spas and
six homes were busted by police for alleged prostitution, promoting
prostitution, money laundering, criminal profiteering, and controlled
substances, the salon owner next to one of them says she isn't
Lee Ann Ochsner owns
the Moxie Salon