JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - A hearing for the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in March has been set for Nov. 5 at an Army base in Washington state, with villagers expected to testify by video from Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is scheduled to
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A group of retailers and trade groups has launched a last-ditch effort to stop a settlement worth at least $6 billion that Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and major banks have agreed to pay retailers for alleged fee fixing.
Ten out of the 19
By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - While some Europeans swelled with pride when the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize, howls of derision erupted from the continent's large band of skeptics.
To many in the 27-nation bloc, the EU is an unwieldy and unloved agglomeration
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Members of the city's police union are planning a fundraiser for a lieutenant who is being fired for punching a woman at a parade, an encounter caught on video.
Earlier this month, the city's police commissioner announced that Lt. Jonathan Josey was suspended for 30 days
CLEVELAND (AP) - Authorities in Cleveland say a 16-year-old boy stole a public bus from a maintenance facility and apparently drove at least five miles before being spotted and arrested.
The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/SW1xWN ) reports the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is
ANDALUSIA, Ala. (AP) - There are new charges in a south Alabama town where a 91-year-old mayor pleaded guilty to stealing $201,000 from taxpayers.
A man who lived with former River Falls Mayor Mary Ella Hixon was indicted on charges of taking city money.
The Andalusia Star-News (http://bit.ly/
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A second month of sharp gains in gasoline costs drove wholesale prices higher in September. But outside of the surge in energy, prices were well contained.
Wholesale prices rose 1.1 percent in September following a 1.7 percent gain in
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A fundraising campaign by secret-busting website WikiLeaks drew the ire of many within the Anonymous movement Friday, sparking an online spat which suggests a rift between WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange and some of his most vigorous supporters.
By BEN HUBBARD and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense base in northern Syria on Friday, according to activists and amateur video.
It was unclear if the
By JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a fiscal conservative, champion of small government and critic of federal handouts. But as a congressman in Wisconsin, Ryan lobbied for tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his constituents