By MATT SEDENSKYAssociated Press
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Is the humidity in the hall just right? Are there enough hotel rooms nearby to hold the hordes of campaign staffers and journalists? Will the candidates' dressing rooms be big enough?
Landing a presidential debate requires painstaking
By VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Drive through the coalfields of Central Appalachia, and signs of the siege are everywhere.
Highway billboards announce entry to "Obama's No Job Zone," while decals on pickup truck windows show a spikey-haired boy peeing on the
By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Airline Writers
DALLAS (AP) - Just weeks ago, American Airlines was working its way through bankruptcy court, on schedule for one of the fastest turnarounds in aviation history. Planes were full. Revenue was pouring in. Then seemingly overnight, American
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Toyota executives were unfazed Thursday by the overnight recall of 7.43 million vehicles over faulty power window switches that can cause fires, calling it a sign the Japanese company had learned from its mistakes and was becoming quicker and more
By The Associated Press
A chronological look at the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, based on grand jury reports, court appearances and testimony. Some key dates in Penn State football and since the scandal broke are included.
- 1969 - Jerry Sandusky
By MAX SEDDON and PETER LEONARDAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian court postponed an appeal Monday by three members of the jailed rock band Pussy Riot after one of them fired her lawyers. Prosecutors criticized the move as a delaying tactic, while one defense lawyer said the women were
By The Associated Press
Reaction to the death of former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who died Saturday:
"Punch, the old Marine captain who never backed down from a fight, was an absolutely fierce defender of the freedom of the press. His inspired leadership in landmark
By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Maria Adele Carrai has two master's degrees from Italian universities in economics and Asian languages and is now earning her Ph.D. in international law in Hong Kong. Her linguistic credentials are formidable: Besides native Italian, she
By TIA GOLDENBERGAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - A deadly shootout last week along Israel's border with Egypt has shined a spotlight on Israel's only mixed female and male combat unit, granting some recognition to a group that has faced much skepticism and often been the butt of jokes
By RUKMINI CALLIMACHIAssociated Press
DIABALY, Mali (AP) - It was dusk when the aging Toyota pickup truck pulled into the first military checkpoint, loaded with at least 17 bearded men fingering prayer beads.
This pinprick of a village in central Mali is not even large enough to appear on most