HONOLULU (AP) - A State Department special agent charged with murder in the shooting of a man at a fast-food restaurant in Waikiki last year spent the night bar-hopping and drinking before going to the restaurant, prosecutors said.
Suspect Christopher Deedy appeared intoxicated before firing three
By By JOSEPH PISANIAP Business Writer
This holiday season, the hottest trend among retailers isn't found on a store shelf. It's taking place at the cash register.
Major retailers, from Best Buy to Toys R Us, are promising to match their competitors' prices. Generally customers just
By By The Associated Press
ALL THE RAGE: Big retailers, from Best Buy to Target to Toys R Us, are offering to match lower prices in an effort to attract holiday shoppers.
HOW IT WORKS: The merchants promise to match a competitor's price if you bring in an advertisement or printout that
By By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government should require fire suppression systems in all cargo containers or compartments of planes to prevent the kind of ferocious in-flight blazes that have killed four cargo pilots over the past six years, federal accident investigators
By By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration put a stop to new federal contracts with BP on Wednesday, admonishing the British oil company for a "lack of business integrity" and also disqualifying it indefinitely from winning new leases to drill on taxpayer-
By By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft is trying to skewer Google as a lousy holiday shopping guide in its latest attempt to divert more traffic to its Bing search engine.
The attack started Wednesday with a marketing campaign focused on a recent change in the
By By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's plan to buy back some of its bonds from private investors "must succeed" as it is a vital part of efforts to reduce the country's excessive debt, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said Wednesday
By By JOSH FUNKAP Business Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett said Wednesday he's confident that Congress will eventually pass a plan to address the so-called fiscal cliff, even if it doesn't happen until early next year.
But the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO
By By AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A car linked to two Minnesota teens who were fatally shot during an alleged home burglary on Thanksgiving Day contained prescription drugs that had been stolen from another house, authorities said Wednesday.
Nicholas Brady, 17, and his cousin
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAAssociated Press
AKINCI, Turkey (AP) - For two people walking into a Turkish minefield, they looked awfully assured.
The pair strode in from Syria on a recent afternoon, following a faint track across the grassy plain. They slipped into Turkey through a fence near a vacant