WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. official says an elite Marine rapid response team has arrived in Yemen in the wake of violence and protests in the capital of Sanaa. The deployment comes as Yemeni security forces were firing live rounds and tear gas into the crowd of about 2,000
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies restocked their shelves in July at the fastest pace since January while their sales increased. The combination could boost economic growth.
The Commerce Department said Friday that business inventories grew 0.8
By AYA BATRAWY and LEE KEATHAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Fury over an anti-Islam film spread across the Muslim world Friday, with deadly clashes near Western embassies in Tunisia and Sudan, an American fast-food restaurant set ablaze in Lebanon, and international peacekeepers attacked in the
By GENARO C. ARMASAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State trustees on Friday promised to move forward with a detailed evaluation of changes recommended by former FBI director Louis Freeh in response to the child sex-abuse scandal that tarnished the university's reputation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. State Department spokesperson said Thursday the U.S. does not see any willingness on Cuba's part to seriously discuss the release of imprisoned American contactor Alan Gross, and urged Havana to send him home as a humanitarian gesture.
State Department spokeswoman Neda
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
AZAZ, Syria (AP) - A Syrian rebel commander holding 10 Lebanese Shiites hostage said Thursday he is willing to release the men but fears doing so could set off a wave of reprisal attacks by Sunni extremists.
What began as an effort to force Lebanon's Shiite
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has ruled that the state's 2006 expansion of the anti-discrimination law to include gays and lesbians is not retroactive. Thursday's ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by an employee of the University of Washington who
CAIRO (AP) - The snark is flying between the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the Muslim Brotherhood in a Twitter spat that erupted in the wake of an assault on the mission by protesters in the Egyptian capital.
The sarcastic exchange Thursday gave a "frenemies" tone to relations that have been strained
By The Associated Press
The Federal Reserve's chief policymaking group, the Federal Open Market Committee, has vast power over the economy through its ability to set monetary policy.
Here is a look at how the FOMC operates.
Q: What is the FOMC's primary role?
A: Its mission is to keep
By BRUCE SCHREINERAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - At first glance, a new museum exhibit in Kentucky seems to be an assortment of ordinary stuff: a hammer, shoes, scientific instruments. On closer inspection, these unassuming items achieved the extraordinary.
The collection at Western