PHOENIX (AP) - An insurance pool that covers sheriff's volunteers in 11 of Arizona's 15 counties is changing its policies to exclude an armed volunteer posse that the state's second most famous sheriff plans to deploy to scan the desert for smugglers.
Following legal warnings from
By DAVE CARPENTERAP Personal Finance Writer
Banks have temporarily waived a variety of fees and late charges for residents of states hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. It's an effort to ease pressure on customers to make bill payments when many remain without power.
The shelving of fees comes as
By MIKE BAKERAssociated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Republican congressional candidate says abortion should not be legal, even when it involves "the rape thing," according to audio provided Wednesday to The Associated Press.
An activist working on behalf of liberal group FUSE Washington asked
By JONATHAN FAHEY and SCOTT MAYEROWITZAssociated Press Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - Homes grew chilly without heat. Food spoiled in refrigerators. Televisions remained silent. And people everywhere scurried for a spot to charge their cellphones.
Two full days after Superstorm Sandy ripped through
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press-GfK poll on gridlock in Washington was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Oct. 19-23. It is based on landline telephone and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,186 adults,
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - The Air Force Academy said 27 cadets were injured in a brawl during an unofficial ritual marking the first snowfall of the season.
Six cadets were taken to an off-campus hospital after the Oct. 25 ruckus and have been released, the academy said
By CONNIE CASS and JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everybody agrees Washington is a gridlocked mess. But who's the man to fix it? After two years of brawling and brinkmanship between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans, more voters trust Mitt
By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVANAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Flames from a derailed train car sent people rushing out of neighborhoods and an entire town near Louisville on Wednesday while firefighters tried to douse the chemical blaze that left three workers badly burned.
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Working two jobs to make ends meet, Keisha Brown was looking for affordable, safe child care for her 16-month-old son.
After visiting a home day care run by Jessica Tata, the 21-year-old mother thought she had found what she wanted. Tata "seemed
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government workers packed onto commuter trains and tourists flocked to the National Mall on Wednesday in the nation's capital, where there were few signs of the dangerous hybrid storm that blew through 36 hours before.
The Potomac River was