By JOSH LEDERMAN and JOHN MILLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo, the Idaho Republican arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, doesn't plan to fight the charges when he appears in court in January, a spokesman said Friday.
Meanwhile, results from a secondary blood
By The Associated Press
What lies ahead for the stock market? The AP asked leading market analysts and investment managers where they see the Standard & Poor's 500 index winding up by the end of 2013 and why. The S&P 500 closed at 1,402 Friday.
Year-end target for the S
By GARY FINEOUTAssociated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A blistering state report released Friday contends that Florida A&M University officials failed to follow state laws and regulations on hazing in the years leading up to the death of a FAMU drum major.
A 32-page report from the Florida
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Chris Kast and Byron Bartlett already consider themselves married after a 2010 ceremony overlooking Portland Harbor, but now they're doing it all over again - planning to be among the first to get a marriage license now that Maine's same
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - As signs emerge that holiday sales this year grew at the weakest pace since 2008, investors are dumping retail stocks. Analysts are crowing about the missing "consumer engine" without which the economy may stagnate.
Many fear that the season'
By ALEXANDRA OLSONAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - He's getting better. He's getting worse. He's already dead. The whole thing is a conspiracy and he was never sick in the first place.
The obsessive, circular conversations about President Hugo Chavez's health dominate
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate gave final congressional approval Friday to a bill renewing the government's authority to monitor overseas phone calls and emails of suspected foreign spies and terrorists - but not Americans -without obtaining a court order for
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They're helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish manufacturing
DEKALB, Miss. (AP) - In a story Dec. 28 about a coal-fired power plant being built by Southern Co. in Mississippi, The Associated Press reported erroneously in the 10th paragraph that Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power is contributing $6 million to the cost of a nuclear power project. That
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were still in disarray as lawmakers returned to the Capitol to confront the tax-and-spend crisis. A tone-setting quotation was Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's assertion that the