By By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Britain's unruly newspapers should be regulated by an independent body dominated by non-journalists with the power to levy steep fines, a judge said Thursday in a report that pleased victims of tabloid intrusion but left editors worrying
By By The Associated Press
Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on parts of the U.S. East Coast a month ago Thursday after tearing through the Caribbean. In the weeks since, the storm's scope has come into sharper focus.
Sandy killed at least 125 people in the United States. That includes
by Christian Caple, The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – D.J. Shelton has been telling his coach he can shoot. For about a year now.
And gradually, Ken Bone started to believe him.
So maybe Bone wasn't as surprised as the rest of the 4,791 at Beasley Coliseum last night when Shelton held the
By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found the economy grew at a steady pace from October through early November in most parts of the country, helped by a pickup in consumer spending and home sales.
The Fed said growth improved
By By JERI CLAUSINGAssociated Press
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Farmers in a revered peanut-growing region along the New Mexico-Texas border should be celebrating one of the best harvests in recent memory.
Instead, millions of pounds of their prized sweet Valencia peanuts sit in barns at a peanut butter
By By RAF CASERTAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union's executive said Wednesday it wants to allow the 17 member states that use the euro currency to move faster toward economic integration than the broader 27-nation EU.
EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso claimed that
By By DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - The Toyota RAV4 is getting a makeover that could help it retake the crossover crown.
The RAV4 was the first crossover when it went on sale in 1995, and it became a hit with families who wanted the roominess of an SUV with the tighter handling of
By By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government should require fire suppression systems in all cargo containers or compartments of planes to prevent the kind of ferocious in-flight blazes that have killed four cargo pilots over the past six years, federal accident investigators
By By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks gained on signs that lawmakers are edging toward a deal that would help the U.S. avoid the "fiscal cliff."
Indexes shrugged off an early loss and rose in afternoon trading Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 106.98
By By The Associated Press
Costco will spend $3 billion to pay a special dividend of $7 per share next month ahead of higher tax rates that may kick in come January.
Many companies are making special end-of-year dividend payments or moving up their quarterly payouts because investors will have