By JORGE SAINZAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Manuel Mota, a Spanish dress designer specializing in bridal gowns for top models and high society, has died. He was 46.
Mota had been the creative director of Spanish fashion company Pronovias for the past 23 years. He helped build the family company
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said Wednesday he hopes the company regains investment-grade credit status this year.
He told reporters that the company is working with credit rating agencies to raise its status from junk, where it's been since 2005.
By RACHEL COHEN and RALPH D. RUSSOAP Sports Writers
MIAMI (AP) - After decades when paying college athletes was thought to violate the spirit of amateurism, the enormous television revenue generated by sports - football and basketball in particular - and the long hours of work by the players have
By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto Writers
DETROIT (AP) - When the word reached the Orion Assembly Plant, it spread along the serpentine assembly line like news of a death or natural disaster: General Motors, the biggest automaker in the world, had filed for bankruptcy protection.
By ODED BALILTY and DANIEL ESTRINAssociated Press
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - In parts of Israel, it's hard to find a single Hebrew sign in a sea of Cyrillic. Shopkeepers address customers in Russian, and groceries are amply stocked with non-kosher pork, red caviar and rows of vodka. Russian pop
By TIM BOOTHAP Sports Writer
SEATTLE (AP) - Red Bryant remembers the early years of his career, when the Seattle Seahawks struggled to win only four and five games in his first two seasons.
Getting a 10th win on Sunday night and a trip to the postseason was special to the Seahawks' big
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A Portuguese model was sentenced Friday to the maximum 25 years to life in prison in the grisly castration killing of a TV personality in a New York City hotel room.
Renato Seabra, 23, was convicted last month of the 2011 murder of Carlos Castro, who
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With his nation under financial strain, President Barack Obama is restricting the inaugural balls to the lowest number in 60 years, with just two official parties plus a concert honoring military families.
The subdued celebration revealed Thursday
Fresh off a tough loss to Ohio State, the Gonzaga women have to refocus for a regional rivalry contest against Idaho on Thursday night.
The Zags dominated Moscow last year, beating the Vandals 91-42. In fact, Idaho hasn't won a game in the series since 2005.
But Gonzaga says history is not a
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Struggling video game company THQ Inc. said Wednesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is selling its business.
The Agoura Hills, Calif., company said investment firm Clearlake Capital Group has put in a $60 million "stalking horse" bid for its