By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
The most pressing economic issue facing Washington - whether President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney wins - is a looming deadline for across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases.
Government debt, which has soared above $16 trillion on Obama's watch
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a teenager who grabbed an attacker's cellphone led to the arrest of an Ohio college professor in connection with sex assaults against young men.
The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/QGy9A3) reports that 52-year-old Hollant "Max" Adrien was arrested on
By MESFIN FEKADUAP Music Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Alicia Keys, after giving birth to her son two years ago, said she wanted to create tools for children. Now she's launching an app for kids.
"The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee" is about a young New York City girl's relationship with her
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s third-quarter net income fell 44 percent on charges for a loss on early extinguishment of debt. But it sold more cigarettes at higher prices and expanded its industry-leading share of the U.S.
By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - British soldiers and military dogs gathered at a London army barracks Thursday to honor a fallen hero with selfless courage, nerves of steel - and four legs.
Theo, a bomb-sniffing springer spaniel who died in Afghanistan on the day his soldier
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - The New York estate where Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, hanged herself has sold.
Kennedy tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/VFjqL7 ) he had no trouble finding a buyer. The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom residence in Bedford was listed at $
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine central bank Thursday cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point to record lows to boost the economy amid a global slump.
Central bank Gov. Amando Tetangco said the bank's fourth rate cut this year brings the cumulative reduction to one
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the 2012 presidential election and politics 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
By BRIAN BAKST and KRISTI EATONAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - In a stirring tribute Thursday to former Sen. George McGovern, Vice President Joe Biden hailed the one-time presidential nominee as the "father of the modern Democratic Party" for his forceful stand against the Vietnam War
By JENNIFER AGIESTA and NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are growing increasingly optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy, and likely voters trust Republican Mitt Romney slightly more than President Barack Obama to do a better job of managing it, an Associated