NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group will pay more than $300 million to settle dispute with states over life-insurance payments that go unclaimed, according to California's finance office.
In one agreement over unclaimed property, AIG will pay an estimated $300 million owed on life-
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Allegations of a culture in which Chicago police jump to protect fellow officers accused of wrongdoing are at the heart of a federal civil trial that began Monday, pitting the victim of a barroom beating by an off-duty officer against the city.
By MICHAEL ASTORAssociated Press Writer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations is already planning for a peacekeeping force in Syria should a cease-fire in that country take hold and pending a Security Council mandate, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Monday.
Herve Ladsous said, however, it
By MAX SEDDONAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin has had nothing but mockery for the protesters who have taken to the streets against him in unprecedented numbers. Russia's opposition, he said, is no more than a gaggle of Internet dwellers with "no unified program, no
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
When you vote for Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in November, you'll be voting for more than a president. You'll be casting a ballot for and against a checklist of policies that touch your life and shape the country you live in.
By JAMEY KEATENAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - France will move surveillance drones to West Africa and is holding secretive talks with U.S. officials in Paris this week as it seeks to steer international military action to help Mali's feeble government win back the northern part of the
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Younger Americans in their late 30s are now the group most likely to doubt they will be financially secure after retirement, a major shift from three years ago when baby boomers nearing retirement age expressed the greatest worry.
By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
FESTUS, Mo. (AP) - An aide to Todd Akin on Monday used a profanity in a tweet to extend the GOP Senate hopeful's weekend analogy comparing Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill to a "dog" who fetches problems from Washington. Meanwhile, McCaskill launched a
By PAULINE ARRILLAGAAP National Writer
In the America viewed through the lens of a presidential campaign commercial, coal miners hear that their jobs are "in danger," voters are warned that "China is stealing American ideas," and the middle class, it's been said time and again, is "falling
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times in EDT):
1. WHERE IN THE U.S. THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT WILL BE DECIDED
AP analysis of the past three presidential races shows 106 counties in nine states may