By ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, giving lawmakers
By ALEXA OLESENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - China learned hard lessons from a contaminated milk scandal that left six babies dead four years ago but its dairy industry is still plagued by quality lapses, from toxic mold in milk to mercury in baby formula.
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - President Barack Obama absorbed the devastation of Colorado's wildfires Friday, visiting a neighborhood struck by the flames and taking in the acrid smells of charred homes while plumes of smoke rose from the
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Free vaccines for kids, cheaper drugs for the elderly and many other benefits of President Barack Obama's health care law are already out there. More are coming, like a guaranteed right to buy health insurance even for
By JOHN MILLER and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Flames eat through the second story of a home in Colorado as a car sits in the driveway. In the background, an entire neighborhood glows orange as it goes up in flames.
A wall of fire consumes the front of a home as a
By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated Press
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A bond hearing took more a tone of a trial Friday when both sides in the Trayvon Martin murder case presented what sounded like opening statements with the defense quizzing witnesses and trying to poke holes in the
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While California found ways to keep open most of the state parks earmarked for closure due to budget cuts, the long-term future of its 279-park system remains murky as most of the solutions are short-term fixes
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Borrowers hoping to consolidate their student loans through a special program created by President Barack Obama last year have just until Saturday to apply.
To much fanfare, Obama used executive authority in
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hackers broke into computers at hotel giant Wyndham Worldwide Corp. three times in two years and stole credit card information belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers. Wyndham didn't report the break-in in
By JEFF BAENENAssociated Press
KASOTA, Minn. (AP) - For anyone who ever has been stuck in traffic, it's a tempting fantasy: If only you were driving a tank and could roll over everything in your path.
Some drivers are now flocking to an out-of-the-way spot