By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Is it a house or a boat? Does a coffee mug float? The Supreme Court struggled with all types of questions Monday as it tried to figure out what kind of floating structures fall under maritime law, a question that could have a profound impact
By KELVIN CHANAssociated Press
HONG KONG (AP) - A boat packed with revelers on a long holiday weekend collided with a ferry and sank off Hong Kong, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens in the deadliest accident to strike the Chinese territory in years.
The boat was carrying utility
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - The golden years were shaping up nicely for accountant William Van Note.
The 67-year-old retiree had several boats and a waterfront vacation home at central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. He could jet off to a winter getaway on
EXAMINER.COM - It's September, and that means it's spider season. The females tend to make webs and stay in one place, but a very few may enter a house. This is the time when male hobos are wandering around, though, looking for mates. They can enter garages, crawl spaces and houses in
By ABDI GULED and TOM ODULAAssociated Press
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Kenyan troops invaded al-Shabab's last stronghold in Somalia on Friday, coming ashore in a predawn beach landing at Kismayo that appeared likely to deprive the Islamist insurgents of their last big money-making enterprise
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Get in line, Medicare and Social Security. Seniors, like just about everyone else, have money on their minds.
Who wins the trust of seniors, a group that votes at a higher rate than any other, will be a deciding factor in the presidential
By KAREN MATTHEWS and LINDSEY TANNERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - It's a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 at more than 50 public high schools, sometimes even before they have
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 RAF CASERTAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - Drinking a Bordeaux wine from a "chateau" is as French as swigging Kentucky bourbon is American.
But now tempers are flaring across the vineyards of France. The United States wants to sell some of its wines in the European Union with - sacrilege - a
By MIKE IVESAssociated Press
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - All that remain of Vietnam's plan to build a major deep-water port are 114 exposed pilings trailing into the South China Sea and a barge full of rusty machinery.
Foreign investors stayed away from the $3.6 billion project and the indebted