By PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Marathon swimmer Penny Palfrey powered through the Straits of Florida on Friday as she attempted a record 103-mile (166-kilometer) unassisted swim from Cuba to Florida that tests the limits of human endurance and the will of the high
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Inflation in the 17 countries that use the euro was an annual 2.4 percent in June, a figure that leaves the door open for a possible interest rate cut by the European Central Bank.
The figure was the same as in May and matched average
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 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 ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Britain's biggest banks have agreed to a settlement for misrepresenting interest-rate protection products sold to small and medium-sized businesses, the country's financial regulator said Friday.
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers have long warned of dire consequences if California voters reject a proposed tax hike on the November ballot. In adopting a $91.3 state billion budget, they made it clear it wasn'
By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The neighborhood watch leader charged with killing Trayvon Martin will have a lot of explaining to do when he asks a judge to release him on bond Friday.
The last time George Zimmerman asked for bond, he
By THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a request to restore the U.S. citizenship of a recently deceased Ohio autoworker convicted of Nazi war crimes.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday cleared China and Singapore from possible U.S. economic penalties, citing their sharp cuts in imports of Iranian oil, as an American deadline arrived for banks to stop
By STEVE KARNOWSKIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Attorney Bob Burns already gets a lot of information from his smartphone, but he welcomes the prospect of getting a little more - free warnings about life-threatening weather from a sophisticated new government system