By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Europe's sinking economy and wobbly banks could get modest help Thursday from an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank.
Economists think the ECB will cut its benchmark refinancing rate by
By JOE MANDAKAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former police officer who retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to her role in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the Pennsylvania
MSNBC.COM - Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in "The Andy Griffith Show," then returned as a 1980s country lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday at 86. The news was confirmed to North Carolina television station WITN by Bill
By TED ANTHONYAP National Writer
SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - In the market for new designer eyewear this Independence Day? Look no further than Wize Eyes on Long Island. "So Proudly We Hail," the chain advertised this week, "With Fashion Eyewear ... At Half The Price
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies placed more orders with U.S. factories in May from April, demanding more computers, machinery and other equipment that signal investment plans.
The increase is a welcome sign after two months
MSNBC.COM - The sun sent out a flare powerful enough to disrupt radio communications over Europe today, along with an eruption of electrically charged particles that just might sweep past Earth's magnetic field in time to spark a Fourth of July show of auroral fireworks.
NARROWSBURG, N.Y. (AP) - Concerns over the welfare of bald eagles have led an upstate New York community to cancel its longtime July Fourth fireworks display.
The hamlet of Narrowsburg, on the Pennsylvania border in southeastern New York, bills itself as the
By KAY JOHNSON and LARA JAKESAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Bombs pounded six Iraqi cities and towns Tuesday, killing at least 40 people and raising suspicion that security forces might be assisting terrorists in launching attacks on Shiite Muslims.
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
VASSAR, Mich. (AP) - Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without suffering anything close to a major injury. Then, in a second, everything changed.
On patrol during his third tour in April,
By BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Used to be, Dad would stuff a half-dozen maps in the glove box before setting out with the family on a road trip to see the waterfalls at Yosemite or the granite faces of Mount Rushmore. Colorful maps bearing the logos