By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The utility companies Consolidated Edison and Long Island Power Authority confirmed Wednesday they received subpoenas from the state attorney general and were cooperating with his investigation into their preparation for and response to
By REBECCA BOONEAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The ACLU of Idaho says Corrections Corporation of America appears to be violating a settlement reached with inmates in a so-called "Gladiator School" lawsuit over violence at an Idaho prison run by the company.
The organization sent CCA a
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - An author whose outspoken criticism of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian West Bank got him banned from a Jewish book festival in Atlanta spoke Wednesday night at a sold-out event at an alternate location.
"This experience has taught
By The Associated Press
Prices for crude oil and other energy futures closed higher Wednesday as traders worried about supply disruptions because of escalating tensions in the Mideast.
Other commodities prices ended mixed. Metals prices were mostly higher, as were corn and soybeans. Copper and
By CHRIS TOMLINSONAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that it is changing how it selects officers and instructors who train new recruits after a sex scandal at its training headquarters in which dozens of female recruits said they were improperly
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama lashed out at senior Republican senators Wednesday over their criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in the aftermath of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya, saying they should "go after me" and not her.
Setting up a
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of oil rose Wednesday on new concerns about possible supply disruptions in the Middle East after Israel launched airstrikes in Gaza.
Benchmark oil rose 94 cents to finish at $86.32 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar apologized Wednesday for threatening to punch a Colorado reporter who asked him about problems with the government's wild horse program at a campaign event.
Salazar called Dave Philipps, a reporter with The Gazette of Colorado
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A Texas judge seen viciously beating his then-teenage daughter in a video she posted online last year returned to the bench Wednesday after a yearlong suspension.
William Adams, the top judge in coastal Texas' Aransas County, worked through a normal docket of juvenile
By TIA GOLDENBERGAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Syrian rebels control almost all the villages near the frontier with the Israel-held Golan Heights, the Israeli defense minister said Wednesday, bringing the conflict dangerously close to the Jewish state and raising the possibility of an armed