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
By By ALICIA CHANGAP Science Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday.
This surprising new view of the moon comes from detailed gravity mapping by twin NASA spacecraft, which slipped into orbit around
By By CHARLES J. GANSAssociated Press
You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to recognize "Take Five," the smoky instrumental by the Dave Brubeck Quartet that instantly evokes swinging bachelor pads, hi-fi systems and cool nightclubs of the 1950s and '60s.
"Take Five" was a musical
By By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and business groups told a federal appeals court Wednesday that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution earlier this year when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies in his administration.
Attorneys for the groups told a
By By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA, the agency that epitomized the "Right Stuff," seems lost in space and doesn't have a clear sense of where it is going, an independent panel of science and engineering experts said in a stinging report Wednesday.
The one place
By By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An appeals court on Wednesday denied the federal government's request to reconsider a decision blocking a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A Penn State sorority has apologized after a photo of members wearing sombreros and holding offensive signs circulated on the internet.
One of the signs in the photo of Chi Omega sisters says "will mow lawn for weed + beer" and another reads "I don't cut grass I smoke
By By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.AP Sports Writer
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Mark Sanchez spent a few days after his miserable performance wondering what was next.
The New York Jets quarterback had been benched, his coach tired of his mistakes, and there was no guarantee Rex Ryan would give him his job
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The National Bank of Poland has cut its key interest rate a quarter of a percentage point to 4.25 percent to support the slowing economy.
Wednesday's cut is the second in a month. In early November, the central bank lowered the reference rate also by a quarter point, to 4.