By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - The golden years were shaping up nicely for accountant William Van Note.
The 67-year-old retiree had several boats and a waterfront vacation home at central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. He could jet off to a winter getaway on
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin is turning back the clock on his predecessor's reforms - literally.
This week, Putin signaled his intent to reverse one of the few high-profile reforms Dmitry Medvedev enacted while president: keeping Russia stuck
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese manufacturing contracted for the 11th straight month in September amid a fall in new orders, though the decline might be easing, a business survey showed Saturday.
HSBC Corp.'s purchasing managers' index, based on a survey of more than 400 companies, was 47.9 for
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will create the nation's first state-administered retirement savings program for private-sector workers, over the objection of critics who said it creates a new liability for
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal jury seated just across the Rio Grande from the Mexican Gulf cartel's historic base of power convicted one of its bosses Friday on charges of conspiring to import and distribute marijuana and cocaine.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco alleging current and former members of the U.S. military were sexually assaulted while serving.
The 20 women and men filing the lawsuit claim they were harassed, raped or assaulted and suffered retaliation when they
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials sought to explain Friday why the Obama administration's understanding of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is "evolving."
Facing a barrage of Republican criticism about what the
By ROBERT H. REIDAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - In a dramatic gesture, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a "red line" on a diagram of Iran's nuclear program and called on the world to do the same to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons - a step the Iranians insist they
By Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's use of a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb to convey a message over Iran's disputed nuclear program follows in a long and storied tradition of leaders and diplomats using props to make their points at the
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Malawi isn't ready to repeal laws which criminalize homosexuality, the country's reforming leader said Friday, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
Joyce Banda, a longtime rights campaigner who