By DAVID MERCER and DON BABWINAssociated Press
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.
Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
The pair of lungs sits inside a clear dome, gently inflating as doctors measure how well they'll breathe if implanted into a patient who desperately needs a new set.
It's a little-known twist of nature - your lungs can live on for a while after you die.
By DON BABWIN and DAVID MERCERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.
By MANUEL VALDESAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.
Kshama Sawant's lead continued to grow on Friday, prompting 16-year incumbent Richard Conlin to concede.
Even in this liberal city, Sawant's win has
NEW YORK (AP) - Activist investor Bill Ackman's company has disclosed stakes in government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
In regulatory filings on Friday, Pershing Square Capital Management LP said that it has a 9.98 percent stake in Fannie Mae and a 9.77 percent stake
GUIUAN, Philippines (AP) - U.S. Navy helicopters from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington are dropping water and food to isolated communities in the Philippines, a week after a devastating typhoon. Disaster authorities have raised the death toll from the storm to more than
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Investors stayed upbeat Friday, pushing U.S. stock indexes deeper into record territory.
Stocks were headed for a third straight close at all-time highs, led by financial companies.
Agilent Technologies was the biggest gainer in the Standard &
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is opening higher, a day after the nominee to head the Federal Reserve signaled she would continue the central bank's effort to pump up the economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 13 points, 0.1 percent, to 15,890 in early trading
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. factories increased production for a third straight month in October, as stronger output of primary metals and furniture offset declines in auto production.
Manufacturing output rose 0.3 percent last month, up from 0.1 percent in
NEW YORK (AP) - Futures are rising a day after the nominee to head the Federal Reserve signaled that the country's accommodative economic policy could go on longer than many had expected.
Dow Jones industrial futures are up 28 points to 15,867. S&P futures have gained 3.5 points to 1,791.30