By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pointedly warned young troops last spring to mind their ways, he may have been lecturing the wrong audience.
The culture of military misconduct starts at the top.
At least five current and
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Despite days of dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey ignored mandatory evacuation orders as Superstorm Sandy closed in. Now, after scores of deaths and harrowing escapes, emergency
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Superstorm Sandy combined with cautious consumers to lower retail sales in October and raise concerns about weaker economic growth and a tepid holiday shopping season.
Consumers may also be holding back
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve may be preparing to take further steps to stimulate an economy that remains too weak to reduce high unemployment.
Minutes of the Fed's Oct. 23-24 policy meeting released Wednesday suggest that it might unveil a
PARIS (AP) - France is vowing to meet its deficit-reduction target for this year despite offering billions of euros in financial guarantees to struggling companies and state agencies.
In a budget amendment Wednesday, the government says it remains on track to cut its budget deficit to 4.5 percent
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to serve another term in that post will probably have a big influence on efforts by President Barack Obama and Congress to reach an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
Pelosi announced Wednesday she'
By EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An American suspected of operating with terrorists in Somalia has been added to the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.
The FBI on Wednesday placed Omar Shafik Hammami, formerly of Alabama, on its list. Officials believe Hammami is a
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs and work-related expenses.
The numbers released Wednesday by the Census Bureau are part of a newly
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Business Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smithfield Foods Inc. said Wednesday that it will begin its previously announced shutdown of a Virginia facility that makes hot dogs and deli meat.
The Smithfield, Va.-based company said layoffs will start at the Portsmouth plant in
By The Associated Press
The following recall has been announced:
TIKIT FOLDING BICYCLES
DETAILS: Tikit Folding Bicycles manufactured by Green Gear Cycling Inc., doing business as Bike Friday of Eugene, Ore.; sold by Bike Friday directly and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through