By By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government's huge deficits.
But what sounds like a prudent sacrifice for an aging society that must watch
By By JEANNIE NUSSAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas doctor sentenced to life in prison for a 2009 bombing that nearly killed the head of the state medical board should be resentenced on some convictions, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
A jury convicted Randeep Mann,
By By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The city will work on upgrading building codes and evacuation-zone maps, hardening power and transportation networks and making sure hospitals are better prepared for extreme weather after Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said
By By COLLEEN BARRY and VICTOR L. SIMPSONAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Concerns over the stability of the Italian government grew on Thursday after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its support from Premier Mario Monti, threatening to bring a premature end to the administration's
WASHINGTON (AP) - The co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission is assailing the politics of political brinksmanship surrounding the "fiscal cliff," saying Congress "put the chain on their own ankle."
Former Sen. Alan Simpson says "you have to have a blend" of revenue increases
LONDON (AP) - The Bank of England left its base interest rate unchanged Thursday and did not authorize any additional stimulus measures, a decision which was widely expected by the market.
The announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee left the Bank's key rate at the all-time low of 0.5
By By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. TURMOIL BUILDS IN EGYPT
The street fighting between supporters and opponents of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi were the first clashes between rivals since last year
By By JENNIFER KAYAssociated Press
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that would release hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce the risk of dengue fever in the