MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris is accelerating off the coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean but poses no threat to land.
The National Hurricane Center said late Tuesday that the storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) and
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Kayakers surveying Washington state's most remote beaches for debris from last year's Japanese tsunami say they believe they have found part of a house, along with pieces of a washing machine, laundry hamper and child's
By ADAM GOLDMAN and EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the months before the terrorist attacks of September 2001, the CIA unit dedicated to hunting for Osama bin Laden complained that it was running out of money, and analysts considered the likelihood of
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A budget showdown for the ages could begin after this year's election and stretch well into 2013 - despite the threat that an impending half-trillion-dollar avalanche of tax increases and spending cuts might rekindle a national
By SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A Russian-operated ship said to be carrying military helicopters to Syria appears to have turned back after its British insurer removed coverage for the vessel, U.K. officials said Tuesday.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anticipation is high that the Federal Reserve will announce some new step Wednesday to try to rejuvenate the U.S. economy and boost investor confidence.
Just what that might be is unclear
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The head of the now suspended U.N. observer mission in Syria is traveling to New York to brief the U.N. Security Council in person on Tuesday afternoon amid growing concern that the escalating violence may spell the end
By TOM COYNEAssociated Press
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana man who admitted to fatally bludgeoning and dismembering a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting just days before Christmas was sentenced Monday to life in prison.
Michael Plumadore last month
By WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge ruled Monday that a Texas horse trainer charged with conspiring to launder money for Mexico's powerful Zetas drug cartel should be released on bail, rejecting the prosecution's argument that the threat