By ALEXA OLESENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - During China's last party congress, the cadres in charge of the world's most populous nation didn't know a hashtag from a hyperlink. But five years on, there's a new message from Beijing: The political transition will be
HUFFINGTON POST - Occupy Wall Street movement supporters were outraged by the bank bailout. Now they want to start a bailout that people can actually get behind.
Dubbed the Rolling Jubilee, Occupiers have created a program to buy distressed consumer debt and then erase it. That will "
By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Superstorm Sandy convinced me that I should do something new: raise money toward hurricane relief. If it weren't for the ease of nudging my friends and family to contribute by way of social media and online fundraising tools, I'm not
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The man who integrated the University of Mississippi says he's troubled and confused by the protest there against President Barack Obama's re-election.
But James Meredith tells WLOX-TV (http://bit.ly/RtAoXJ ) students shouldn't get sidetracked by what he
By MEGHAN BARRAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The social media savvy that helped Occupy Wall Street protesters create a grass-roots global movement last year is proving to be a strength in the wake of Superstorm Sandy as members and organizers of the group fan out across New York to deliver
SPOKANE, Wash. - As part of citywide efforts to improve customer service, the City of Spokane is announcing a few changes to its parking system, including the gift of free parking during evening hours for the holiday season.
First, the gift: Starting the day after Thanksgiving
By PAUL HARLOFF and SANDY SHOREAP Business Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - Many drivers in New York and New Jersey are still struggling to find gasoline nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy battered the region's energy infrastructure. To help alleviate long lines at service stations, a gas
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of lawmakers say data-mining companies that collect and sell personal information about consumers should make their operations more transparent.
Members of the Congressional Bipartisan Privacy Caucus said Thursday that responses they
By BLAKE NICHOLSONAssociated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their state constitution, a move that some say could have far-reaching effects on genetic modification, land use and the way animals
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Get ready for Black Friday week.
Stores are making a big push to lure in bargain-hungry shoppers before the Friday after Thanksgiving, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. They are putting on special sales that further