SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The central Florida police chief who was strongly criticized for his agency's initial investigation of Trayvon Martin's slaying was fired Wednesday, city officials said.
Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a statement that
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison has reached a deal to buy 98 percent of the island of Lanai from its current owner, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday.
The land's owner, Castle & Cooke
By DAVID BAUDERAP Television Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - In the midst of the first prolonged challenge to its morning supremacy in 16 years, NBC News is discussing a plan to remove Ann Curry as co-host of the "Today" show with Matt Lauer.
Curry, who has been with "
By DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines Writer
DALLAS (AP) - The pilots' union on Wednesday rejected the latest contract offer from American Airlines, which is awaiting a judge's ruling on whether it can impose its own terms for cutting costs that include eliminating thousands of
By PABLO FERNANDEZAssociated Press
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Uruguay's national government said Wednesday it hopes to fight a growing crime problem by selling marijuana to citizens registered to buy it, and will send a bill to Congress that would make it the first country
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - As it struggles to gain a foothold against the iPhone and Android phones, Microsoft Corp. is planning to issue a dramatic update to its phone software, one that won't be available to current Windows Phones
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - As the new Dodge Dart makes its way to showrooms, Chrysler wants you to remember some things about its namesake from the 1960s and 70s.
The Dart was sporty. You could order it any way you wanted. Some versions, like
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is open to another round of bond purchases to lower long-term interest rates and boost growth if the job market doesn't improve.
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors made it clear Wednesday they are still investigating and assessing a case against a man charged in a notorious 1979 child disappearance, agreeing with his lawyer to postpone a court date for three months for both