By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday slightly lowered its projection for the nation's corn crop for a fourth straight month, reflecting worse-than-expected news about the actual impact of this year's withering drought from
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprecedented crackdown targeting the finances of the sprawling U.S. and Central American gang infamous for hacking
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Safeway Inc. is betting that its investment in a new customer loyalty program will eventually pay off, as the supermarket operator looks to fend off big-box retailers and other competitors that are expanding their grocery aisles.
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - Rangers in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky are using video surveillance to catch images of people defacing a Civil War cannon.
WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/RhGdJ8) in Hazard reports that park officials say some of the vandals have inadvertently identified
BROOKHAVEN, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man left his 1-year-old daughter home alone while he tried to break into neighbors' houses in a Philadelphia suburb.
Authorities say it happened Wednesday morning in Brookhaven. They say 20-year-old Arthur Langley was arrested after a resident called 911 to
By DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The popular "Borderlands 2" video game is walking the plank.
A pirate-themed add-on campaign titled "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" is setting sail Oct. 16 for the Gearbox Software shoot-and-loot sequel released by 2K
By NICHOLAS PAPHITISAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Unemployment in Greece hit a record high of 25.1 percent in July as the country's financial crisis continues to exact its heavy toll, official figures showed Thursday.
All indications are that unemployment in Greece will continue to
By EDDIE PELLSAP National Writer
Lance Armstrong tried to treat it like any other day.
The world-renowned cyclist was at the office of his cancer-fighting foundation, "talking about next week's events and plans for 2013," he said on Twitter.
But Thursday was different. It was the day after
By STEVE SZKOTAKAssociated Press
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The state moved Thursday to reverse a wrongful death verdict in the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech while the parents of two students killed want the university's president to stand trial for failing to alert the campus when the first
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Do little things mean a lot? Or not?
Four years ago, Barack Obama denounced petty attempts to "make a big election about small things." Now Republicans accuse the president of going small himself in pursuit of a second term. Whoever is to blame,