By BREE FOWLERAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A scathing report accusing Penn State coach Joe Paterno and other top university officials of hiding what they knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children is another crippling blow to a school and football program already reeling from
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people's right to vote if they are suspected of not being U.S. citizens.
The agreement, made in a letter to Florida
CENTERVILLE, Mass. (AP) - Seven weeks after she hanged herself, Mary Richardson Kennedy was reburied in a Cape Cod cemetery 700 feet from her original grave near other Kennedy family members.
Frank Maki, superintendent of the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery near Hyannisport, told The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
The famed letter written by an ex-slave in response to his former master's request that he return to the plantation, soon after the end of the Civil War. Different versions of the letter bear various spellings of the writer's name.
August 7, 1865
By SARAH KUTAAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's showcase summer festival, Taste of Chicago, is struggling to find a new identity amid dwindling revenues and more choices for cash-strapped residents and visitors.
The 32-year-old food festival, which draws millions of people to Grant
By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Business experts who follow Duke Energy Corp. say the country's biggest electric company has months of problems ahead after ousting the Progress Energy CEO who had been long been promised the job as chief of the post-merger giant.
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer and Raymond Sheehan say their lives changed forever - for the better - the day their mother shot their retired police officer father to death.
Neither witnessed the shooting on Feb. 18, 2008. When they got the call, they expected to hear
By JEFF BARNARDAssociated Press
BEND, Ore. (AP) - A gas station owner and an Iraqi adventurer trying to fly from Oregon to Montana in tandem lawn chairs suspended from party balloons made a hard landing Saturday after aborting their flight due to thunderstorms - but their craft kept flying.
By The Associated Press
WHEN NEW YORK FED KNEW: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released documents that show it learned five years ago of big banks understating their borrowing costs to manipulate a key interest rate.
GEITHNER PRESSED BRITS: The documents also show that Treasury Secretary
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - A Navy medical examiner took a Marine's brain out of a specimen jar and let his children handle the organ, records show.
Dr. Mark E. Shelly has been fined $2,500 by the Virginia Board of Medicine and fired from his part-time job with the state medical examiner's