By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The party that runs the Senate next year may be decided by how well President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney do in toss-up states like Nevada, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, where ballots feature parallel Senate races about as tight as the
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 JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Caterpillar says the world's economy is weaker than it thought, and it doesn't expect growth to pick up until the second half of next year.
The company on Monday cut its 2012 revenue and profit guidance, and took a very cautious view
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Genealogy website Ancestry.com has agreed to be acquired by a group led by European private equity firm Permira Funds in a cash deal valued at about $1.6 billion.
The offered price of $32 per share is a nearly 10 percent premium over Friday's closing price of
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
By JIM FITZGERALDAssociated Press
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) - A maternity ward nurse testified in tears Monday that a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy twisted her arm and kicked another nurse to the floor as he tried to leave a suburban hospital with his newborn son.
The nurses tried to stop
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is expected to share her plans for turning around the Internet company in a conference call with analysts and investors Monday afternoon.
The call is being held after the stock market closes to review Yahoo's third-quarter earnings. Those numbers
By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Abbie Hoffman sobbed that fateful night at the Manhattan apartment of fellow activist Jerry Rubin. So did Rubin and Allen Ginsberg. John Lennon was drunk, and out of control, shouting "Up the Revolution!" in mock celebration of a dream defeated
By DEB RIECHMANN and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A diminished but resilient al-Qaida, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanistan's mountainous east even as U.S. and allied forces wind down their combat mission and
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - At the top of their roosts in Washington, leaders of Congress are, as usual, turning out to be niche players on the national campaign stage.
The Senate's top two leaders, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch