By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China's trade growth decelerated sharply in June as a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy deepened despite stimulus efforts.
Import growth fell by half from May's level to 6.3 percent, data showed Tuesday, reflecting weak
WASHINGTON (AP) - Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is giving $1 million to a "super" political committee aimed at helping conservatives get elected in Florida.
Federal filings show the new Freedom PAC supports "strong conservative candidates" in the state, like Senate contender Connie Mack.
By JIM SUHRAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The parents of an Illinois toddler who drowned in a lake were charged with child endangerment Monday, accused of allowing the boy and his twin brother to routinely wander from home through a basement window and having them live in what one prosecutor
By JIM VERTUNOAP Sports Writer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge handed Lance Armstrong a quick setback Monday as he went to court to save his seven Tour de France titles and his reputation as one of the greatest cyclists ever.
Armstrong filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing the U.S. Anti-Doping
By GERALD IMRAYAP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) - Is manmade material superior to muscle? Are those blades better than real legs?
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee runner, is taking the issue of disabled vs. able-bodied competition into new territory as he prepares for the London Olympics.
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - The head of the NAACP on Monday likened the group's fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s.
Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The state of Texas and the Justice Department gave opening statements Monday in a trial over Texas' new voter ID law, setting the stage for a legal battle over the federal Voting Rights Act.
At issue is a 2011 law passed by Texas' GOP-
NEW YORK (AP) - Coverage of the catastrophic Joplin, Mo., tornado and the investigation into secret intelligence operations set up by the New York City Police Department won awards for deadline and enterprise reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors association for journalism excellence by
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says European officials have made a good start toward fixing the region's economic troubles but warned that governments had "no time to waste."
Draghi, speaking before the European Parliament