By JEFFREY COLLINSAssociated Press
GREER, S.C. (AP) - Two decades ago, then-South Carolina Gov. Carroll Campbell stood at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport and announced that a BMW plant being built just up the road would be a benchmark in the history of the state.
By most measures, the German
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A cruise ship headed to the Bahamas had to return to port in central Florida after a young child was injured in a fall aboard ship.
Royal Caribbean officials say the 14-month-old from India fell Friday aboard the Monarch of the Seas. The ship left Port Canaveral that day for a
FORKS, Wash. (AP) - Hiking over primitive coastal trails, a team reached a dock that apparently floated from Japan after last year's tsunami and just washed ashore on a Washington beach, and an official said the group found Japanese writing inside the structure.
The team of tsunami debris
By The Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptians vote Saturday in the second round of a highly contentious referendum on a new constitution to replace the one suspended after the 2011 revolution. Here are some basic facts and figures on the vote.
- Saturday's vote takes place in 17 of Egypt's
By DOUG ESSERAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year and a half has washed ashore on one of the most remote beaches on the U.S. West Coast.
It was spotted Tuesday by the Coast Guard on Washington's
By JAY LINDSAYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Weeks after a critical West Coast port complex was crippled by a few hundred striking workers, the East Coast is bracing for a possible walkout numbering thousands that could close 15 ports from Massachusetts to Texas.
The latest talks between shipping
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A pregnant woman who identified herself to U.S. border inspectors as a daughter of Mexico's most-wanted drug lord returned to Mexico after pleading guilty to an immigration charge.
Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar, 31, pleaded guilty in San
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - A port official in Ghana says an Argentine naval ship held since October because of a financial dispute is now setting sail.
The ship had been impounded at the behest of private creditors as collateral for unpaid bonds dating from Argentina's economic crisis a decade ago.
By AOMAR OUALI and ELAINE GANLEYAssociated Press
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - French President Francois Hollande announced a new era with Algeria on Wednesday - a strategic partnership among equals - during a state visit to this North African nation that was once a prized colony in the French empire.
By By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Three workers at a Syrian steel plant, including an Italian, have been kidnapped, officials said Monday.
Italy's foreign ministry did not say where or when the kidnappings occurred but that the plant is located in the regime stronghold