By JESSE WASHINGTONAP National Writer
BRIDGEPORT, Ohio (AP) - To look at Ohio is to glimpse America in a nutshell - a state full of places where laborers, truck drivers, cooks, store clerks and business owners form the backbone of small-town life. Places where the deli cashes checks, cars and
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain and Greece outlined plans Thursday to reduce government spending and raise taxes to convince international lenders and financial markets they are on track to cut their deficits.
The latest round of belt-tightening comes as economies across
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution's collection.
After World War II, musician and composer Clotilde Arias, an immigrant from Peru living in New York City,
By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night.
After two days of marathon negotiations - and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans - the NFL and the referees'
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee is investigating allegations that fraternity members took alcohol enemas, leading one student to be hospitalized, and a national fraternity has suspended its chapter in Knoxville.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/Pndf7d) reports the
By STEVE LeBLANCAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts will appeal a federal judge's decision to grant a convicted murderer's request for sex reassignment surgery, prison officials announced Wednesday.
The state Department of Correction said that it believes the medical care
By BRETT BARROUQUEREAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man has been detained by federal authorities after allegedly running through a roadblock while carrying multiple firearms during President Barack Obama's visit to the Cincinnati region this month.
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a
By RUSSELL CONTRERASAssociated Press
VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) - The police chief of the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn resigned Wednesday, leaving the town with just one certified member on its police force - a drug-sniffing dog named Nikka.
Dave Romero, attorney for the town, said Wednesday
By PATRICK CONDONAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In one TV ad, a husband and wife talk fondly of a lesbian couple who moved into their neighborhood. In another, a married couple speaks of wanting fair treatment for their lesbian daughter. A third features a pastor talking supportively about