By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A year after NASA ended the three-decade-long U.S. space shuttle program, thousands of formerly well-paid engineers and other workers around the Kennedy Space Center are still struggling to find jobs to replace the careers that flourished
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Washington "feels as broken as it did four years ago," when he took office.
He says he's most frustrated by the inability "to change the atmosphere" in the nation's capital "to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people" who want
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four months from Election Day, President Barack Obama has an edge in support among women, African-Americans, Hispanics and young people, groups that could swing the race in November.
He retains the power of incumbency and people generally like him.
By CHRISTOPHER BODEENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - China's economic woes that have brought growth to a three-year low will continue for some time, but the slower expansion remains within expectations, Premier Wen Jiabao says.
Wen said Chinese need to recognize the seriousness and complexity
BERLIN (AP) - The European Union's bailout fund is working on a €100 billion ($120 billion) package to prop up Spanish banks, according to a report Saturday by German news weekly Der Spiegel.
A confidential draft plan by senior officials at the European Financial Stability Facility proposes an
By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Tribune has suspended its use of local news provider Journatic after discovering plagiarized and fabricated material in one of its stories, an announcement that was quickly followed by the resignation Saturday of one of the news service
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - Alejandro Ramirez was 15 when he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to work alongside his father and brother in California's strawberry fields.
He spent 12 years toiling for a large grower, living with his wife and child in a garage,
By The Associated Press
The famed letter written by an ex-slave in response to his former master's request that he return to the plantation, soon after the end of the Civil War. Different versions of the letter bear various spellings of the writer's name.
August 7, 1865
By ALLEN G. BREED and HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - The photograph, scratched and undated, is captioned "Brother Jordan Anderson." He is a middle-aged black man with a long beard and a righteous stare, as if he were a preacher locking eyes with a sinner, or a judge about to
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign has spent nearly $100 million on television commercials in selected battleground states so far, unleashing a sustained early barrage designed to create lasting, negative impressions of Republican Mitt