By IAN JAMESAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez's long run in power and his attempts to transform Venezuela into a socialist state are on the line Sunday in a closely fought presidential election for this bitterly divided nation.
The vote pitting Chavez against
By ALICIA CHANGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Calories. Nutrients. Serving size. How about "produced with genetic engineering?"
California voters will soon decide whether to require certain raw and processed foods to carry such a label.
In a closely watched test of consumers' appetite
By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
Abortion and birth control are divisive issues in politics, and they've flared up at times in this campaign despite the candidates' reluctance to dwell
By VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Coal country is hurting, and the people who live there want the whole nation to know it.
Thousands of miners have been laid off this year across Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia, many with little hope of getting their jobs back as
By MARTHA WAGGONERAssociated Press
WILSON, N.C. (AP) - For seven years, Anita McNeil has tried to move on from what she calls "the incident" - that day in December 2005 when her husband shot and killed a man who threatened him outside their home in Georgia.
John McNeil was jailed and eventually
By DEE-ANN DURBIN and YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writers
TOKYO (AP) - Honda Motor Co. is recalling about 489,000 CR-V crossovers in the U.S., Europe and Africa, from the 2002 to 2006 model years because an electrical switch in the driver's side door could melt and cause a fire.
Honda and the
By CHRISTOPHER WEBERAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a record, though just barely. The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.6140 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced supply and a volatile market.
The record was set by a fraction of a penny, according
By STACY A. ANDERSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United Negro College Fund has recruited a crop of celebrities to drive home the message that getting into college is one thing, but getting through it is another.
The 5th annual UNCF Empower Me Tour kicks off Saturday at George
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - A painful and damaging chapter in Pope Benedict XVI's papacy closed Saturday with the conviction of his former butler on charges he stole the pontiff's private letters and leaked them to a journalist. But questions remain as to
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is appealing a federal appeals court ruling that overturned its regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.
A divided three-judge panel of the U.S.