VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (AP) - A New York lifeguard who was fired at age 71 has settled an age-discrimination lawsuit for $65,000.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tells Newsday (http://bit.ly/LmuN22 ) that Jay Lieberfarb had 50 years of experience as
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Business Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smithfield Foods Inc. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit fell 19 percent on lower margins on fresh pork and higher selling costs.
The results missed Wall Street expectations, and Smithfield
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A man was accused of fleeing a hit-and-run accident with the victim still attached to his fender and fighting to get free.
A van driven by Frank Rega struck a 23-year-old woman who was standing in front of a disabled car in Bridgeport on
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal agency has closed the last of five temporary emergency shelters in Texas that housed unaccompanied illegal immigrant children.
The Department of Health and Human Services says the last four children staying at the Lackland Air Force
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. job market is flagging, and consumer prices are barely rising. The picture sketched by data released Thursday has made some economists predict the Federal Reserve will announce some new step next week to
By MATTI HUUHTANENAssociated Press
HELSINKI (AP) - Nokia says it will slash 10,000 jobs and close plants as the ailing company fights fierce competition, and gave a grim outlook for most of the year, causing its shares to plummet 18 percent to close at €1.83 ($2.30
By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Falling boulders are the single biggest force shaping Yosemite Valley, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the national park system. Now swaths of some popular haunts are closing for good after
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. Forest Service chief is renewing his call to restore forests to a more natural
By MIKE BAKERAssociated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Opponents of gay marriage have an unblemished track record in U.S. elections, chalking up 32 victories in 32 public votes.
They've won in blue states and red ones, among the most heavily religious areas
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Seven contraptions known as the Galloping Geese may be the most motley-looking machines - and the most endearing - ever to rattle down American railroad tracks.
A mash-up of vintage autos, buses and railroad