By By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hovering in the background of the "fiscal cliff" debate is the prospect of 2 million people losing their unemployment benefits four days after Christmas.
"This is the real cliff," said Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. He's been leading the effort to
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who police say pushed another man to his death in front of an oncoming New York City subway train says he was high on drugs and trying to combat voices in his head.
Authorities have charged 30-year-old Naeem Davis with second-degree murder in the Monday death of 58-year-old
By By PETER JAMES SPIELMANNAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. military has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers who were captured in the war for about a year at a time at a military prison next to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the United States has told the United Nations.
By By RYAN NAKASHIMAAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One thought struck me as I watched the new "Hobbit" movie in the latest super-clear format: "The rain looks fake. It's not hitting their faces!"
That is just one consequence of filmmaker Peter Jackson's decision to shoot his epic,
By By KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) - To make the high school cheerleading team 40 years ago, twins Deborah and Sandra Fanelli performed an acrobatic move called "the flying splits."
The memory recently drew a rueful laugh from the once-active sisters, who in recent years
By By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reaction to the monthly jobs numbers isn't what it used to be.
The first unemployment report since President Barack Obama's re-election barely got a mention from the White House and Republicans after Friday's release. Gone was the
By By DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines Writer
DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines is closer to exiting from bankruptcy and possibly merging with US Airways after its pilots approved a new labor contract.
With the pilots' deal announced Friday, American has negotiated new, lower-cost contracts with all
By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Jobs were a signature issue of the 2012 elections. And they're likely to be so in the 2014 midterm and 2016 presidential contests as well.
That's because the jobless rate may not return to its pre-recession levels of 5-6 percent for another five to 10
By By JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer in Tennessee who is mysteriously linked to millions of dollars in campaign contributions steered to congressional candidates doubled his investments in the weeks before Election Day and quietly funneled $6.8 million
By By DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment Writer
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Fans clamoring for the video game "BioShock Infinite," the highly anticipated spiritual successor to the legendary "BioShock," will have to wait a bit longer, but it should be worth the wait.
At a dazzling media preview of