By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's proposal to change the way the government measures inflation could lead to fewer people qualifying for college grants and anti-poverty programs, reduced benefits for seniors and veterans, and higher taxes for low-
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
Boeing said its flight of a 787 on Friday should wrap up the testing for its fix of the battery problems that have kept the plane grounded.
Boeing called the flight "the final certification test for the new battery system." It will analyze the data and submit
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Troubled electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. has laid off about three-fourths of the workers at its California headquarters as it struggles with financial and production problems.
The Anaheim, Calif.-based company confirmed the layoffs in a
By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - Attorneys for a group of Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith are arguing that the group's conviction, sentencing and imprisonment in separate facilities across the
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - North Korea's bellicose rhetoric and threats, while worrisome, appear to fit a decadeslong pattern of provocation followed by uneasy peace, the top U.S. military officer said Friday.
"I wouldn't say I see anything to lead
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning-after pill might become as easy to buy as aspirin.
In a scathing rebuke accusing the Obama administration of letting election-year politics trump science, a federal judge ruled Friday that there should be no age
By YOUKYUNG LEE and SAM KIMAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Outsiders might hear the opening notes of a war in the deluge of threats and provocations from North Korea, but to South Koreans it is a familiar drumbeat.
Separated from the North by a heavily fortified border for decades, they
By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is about to find out that bending central bankers to his will was the easy part of jolting Japan's economy out of its two decade slump.
Since taking office late last year, Abe has sauntered from strength to strength,
By JOCELYN NOVECKAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - There's been plenty of star power already at the Women in the World summit in New York: Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep both were part of the opening night program.
But a different sort of star is sure to get a rapturous reception Friday at
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law