By BY WAYNE PARRYAssociated Press
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) - Since Superstorm Sandy smashed the Jersey shore, owners of flood-damaged homes up and down the coast feared something else might happen to their properties, sitting vacant and largely unwatched.
Those fears came true for a dozen
By By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - An Occupy Wall Street protester plans to plead guilty in a disorderly conduct case that turned into a clash over law enforcement's access to postings on social media, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Malcolm Harris intends to enter the plea
By By The Associated Press
The Social Security Administration is expanding its Compassionate Allowances program, which is designed to provide decisions on disability claims within several days - instead of months or years - for people with a select group of diseases or conditions. The agency is
By By STEPHN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an effort to ease the burden of being stricken with a debilitating condition, the Social Security Administration is expanding a program that fast-tracks disability claims by people who get serious illnesses such as cancer, early-onset
By By FRAZIER MOOREAP Television Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Clearly, Bob Costas stirred up a hornet's nest Sunday with a halftime commentary about Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend (and the mother of his child) before killing himself.
On Twitter, someone posed
By By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster says it won't bump any full-time workers down to part-time status, after its tests aimed at limiting health care costs resulted in a publicity backlash that took a bite out of sales.
By By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Walgreens wants to reward customers for merely taking a walk, and Rite Aid will help cover trial gym memberships for some of its frequent shoppers.
All the national drugstore chains now offer a free customer loyalty program loaded with incentives to use their
By By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - For me, climate change is a serious issue. No, I'm not referring to the debate over global warming. My concerns are much simpler. I'm constantly checking the weather for the hours and days ahead because deciding to hike
By By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A businessman portrayed himself Wednesday as a personal purveyor of luxury for then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, providing free round-trip flights on private planes, a $6,000 watch during a New York shopping spree and courtside basketball tickets
By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Debate over the looming "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and spending cuts is consuming most of the political oxygen in Washington lately. But President Barack Obama also faces huge second-term foreign policy challenges.
And he does so with an unraveling