By BETH FOUHYAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The campaign ad crush has intensified and expanded in the final week of the presidential contest, with President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and allied independent groups making their final, full-throated advertising pitches to
This article is By SUE MANNING of the Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — The act of Congress is in the books, the bills are paid, the sculptures are being cast, and one of the biggest parades in the world will start a glory tour and countdown to dedication.
The first national monument to pay
By The Associated Press
The Walt Disney Co. announced it is buying Lucasfilm Ltd., the company behind the iconic "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises, for $4.05 billion. Lucasfilm is already working on a new "Star Wars" trilogy, with a seventh movie planned for 2015.
Below is a list of
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A decade since George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy under new ownership is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it would buy Lucasfilm Ltd. from him for $4.05 billion
By KAREN MATTHEWS and LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Here is a look at how the behemoth storm Sandy affected the nation's largest city and its suburbs. A day after the storm hit, New Yorkers were coping with flooding in some areas, digging out from the mucky leftovers of
DALLAS (AP) - The election in November and the Olympics this summer lifted net income of Belo Corp. 81 percent, the television station owner said Tuesday, and declared a special dividend for investors.
Belo, which is based in Dallas but owns 20 TV stations in 15 markets around the country, earned $
By KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) - In ads, his own remarks and most recently the words of a top supporter, Republican Mitt Romney seems determined to soften emphasis on abortion and ignore facts critical to the auto industry as he seeks support from key
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - Shunned by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin turned Tuesday to former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to help draw money and attention to his quest to oust Democratic Sen. Claire
By AYA BATRAWYAssociated Press
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Now that she has finished the hajj and is returning home to Egypt, Magda Bagnied says her family will no doubt try to convince her to put on the headscarf to demonstrate her religiosity after a pilgrimage meant to cleanse her of sin and