By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The struggling U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported an annual loss of a record $15.9 billion and forecast more red ink in 2013, capping a tumultuous year in which it was forced to default on billions in payments to avert bankruptcy.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations says a teacher who worked for a relief agency was killed in Gaza by Israeli air strikes.
The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East said that Marwan Abu El Qumsan was killed Wednesday. El Qumsan was in his early 50s and taught
By MAGGIE FICKAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The European Union will release about half of a 1.2 billion euro package of grants and loans to Egypt, officials said Wednesday, a badly needed boost for the battered Egyptian economy.
The EU said the other half of the program depends on agreement
By WILL GRAVESAP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Their franchise quarterback on his way to the hospital, the momentum firmly on the other side of the field after a stunning last-minute rally by one the NFL's worst teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared lost.
Then linebacker Lawrence
By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Superstorm Sandy convinced me that I should do something new: raise money toward hurricane relief. If it weren't for the ease of nudging my friends and family to contribute by way of social media and online fundraising tools, I'm not
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark "cap-and-trade" system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies.
The program is the most wide-
NBCNEWS.COM - The American Red Cross, which bills itself as "the world's largest humanitarian network," is pushing back against critics of its response to superstorm Sandy, with the head of the organization saying its relief effort has been "near flawless" despite criticism from stranded
By ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENAAssociated Press
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala's Pacific coastline on Sunday, just four days after a major quake killed dozens and left thousands without homes in the region.
People fled buildings and homes in panic in cities along
By STACEY PLAISANCEAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The chaos wrought by Superstorm Sandy, the homes tossed from foundations and landmarks buried beneath seawater, delivered a gut-wrenching dose of deja vu for survivors of Hurricane Katrina like Joe and Gloria Robert.
Their own home flooded