By By JEFF BAENENAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After enduring last year's snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again.
But fans of the wintry outdoors got their wish this weekend when a slow-moving storm dumped up to 16 inches of
By By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Friday he doesn't expect a West African-led military offensive to oust al-Qaida and extremists from northern Mali to begin until September or October of next year.
Herve Ladsous said experts have
By By JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUBAssociated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - For generations, Michigan was the ultimate labor stronghold - a state built by factory workers for whom a high school diploma and a union card were the ticket to a middle-class life.
Yet it took only hours for Republicans
By By MICHAEL MELIAAssociated Press
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - On a storm-battered stretch of Connecticut's shoreline, landscaping crews use heavy equipment to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy, racking up overtime pay at a time of year when many are typically looking for part-time jobs to
BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) - Ski resort operator Vail Resorts said Tuesday its fiscal first-quarter loss increased and warned it may not hit its expected earnings target this year.
The Broomfield, Colo., company posted a loss of $60.6 million, or $1.70 per share in the quarter that ended Oct. 31,
By By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's civil war is closing in on President Bashar Assad's seat of power in Damascus with clashes between government forces and rebels flaring around the city Tuesday, raising fears the capital will become the next major battlefield in
NEWRY, Maine (AP) - A bunch of Santas have hit the slopes at a Maine ski resort.
Nearly 300 skiers and snowboarders decked out in red and white were gathering at the Sunday River resort for the annual "Santa Sunday" event. Spokeswoman Darcy Morse says 292 of them pre-registered.
The 13th annual
SOPOT, Poland (AP) - Seeking renewable energy to meet EU recommendations and cut dependence on Russian energy imports, Poland is looking to offshore wind farms as part of the answer.
The government has granted 14 licenses for development of wind farms on the Baltic Sea and will review more than two
By By JEFF BARNARDAssociated Press
One of the three remaining fugitives in a string of high-profile fires across the West that focused national attention on a group of environmental radicals surrendered to authorities Thursday after spending years in hiding in Canada.
The U.S. attorney's
By AYA BATRAWY and MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed Friday in the worst violence since he took office, while he defended a decision to give himself near-absolute power to root out what he called "weevils eating away at the