REPUBLIC, Wash. - Watching families play along the boat docks and campgrounds on Saturday, Black Beach Resort owner Sharon Collins couldn't help but smile. In fact, she couldn't help but wipe away tears. The popular getaway spot, which sits about eight miles outside of Republic, was finally
By The Associated Press
HEATED UP: Prices for wheat, corn and soybeans raced higher. There is little relief in sight from hot, dry weather damaging corn and bean crops. Wheat has been hurt by adverse weather in the U.S. and Russia. That's driving up prices because of the expectation that
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Prices for wheat, corn and soybeans are racing higher with little relief in sight from blistering heat across much of the nation's farmland.
Wheat and corn jumped more than 4 percent Monday. Soybeans rose 2.4 percent.
Several weeks of hot, dry weather has
By MARC LEVYAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - They've had to reconcile the school whose sports programs vow "success with honor" with one of the worst scandals in sports history.
Almost inconceivably, they have been forced to reconsider the integrity and iconic status of the late Joe
By ALLEN G. BREED and HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - The photograph, scratched and undated, is captioned "Brother Jordan Anderson." He is a middle-aged black man with a long beard and a righteous stare, as if he were a preacher locking eyes with a sinner, or a judge about to
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer and Raymond Sheehan say their lives changed forever - for the better - the day their mother shot their retired police officer father to death.
Neither witnessed the shooting on Feb. 18, 2008. When they got the call, they expected to hear
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used her first meeting with Egypt's new Islamist president to press Mohammed Morsi to start a dialogue with military leaders as a way of preserving the country's transition to democracy.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and PALLAVI GOGOIAP Business Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - Visa, MasterCard and major banks agreed to pay retailers at least $6 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit that alleged the card issuers conspired to fix the fees that stores pay to accept credit cards. As part of
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has quietly opened the door for states to seek major changes in how they meet federal welfare-to-work requirements for some of their poorest residents, and leading conservatives are crying foul.
In a memo to
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil climbed Friday for a third straight day as traders fretted about declines in supply in key areas around the world.
A series of reports this week showed that oil supplies from Iran, the North Sea and the U.S. have declined. Continued