By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday will nominate longtime fundraiser and philanthropist Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department and economic adviser Micahel Froman as the next U.S. Trade Representative.
Pritzker, a Hyatt hotel
By CHRIS TALBOTTAP Music Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thousands of fans who had been waiting in line since the wee hours joined some of country's biggest stars Thursday to pay their respects to George Jones at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
An overflow crowd began lining up at 3 a.m.
By TRAVIS LOLLER and DYLAN LOVANAssociated Press
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) - As Stephanie Sparks cleaned the kitchen, her 5-year-old son, Kristian, began playing with a rifle he was given last year. She stepped out onto the front porch, poured grease out of a frying pan for the dogs and "heard the gun
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Backed by warplanes, Syrian government troops pushed Thursday into the central districts of the city of Homs in an effort to oust rebels from the country's third largest urban center, activists said.
The regime pounded rebel-held districts with
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's decision to appeal a court order lifting age limits on purchasers of the morning-after pill set off a storm of criticism from reproductive rights groups, who denounced it as politically motivated
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Tough auto markets worldwide - including a deep slump in Europe - and investment in new technology dented first-quarter earnings at German automaker BMW AG.
BMW's net profit fell 3 percent to 1.312 billion euros ($1.73 billion) as
By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The teenage daughter of a woman who just revealed she abandoned her family 11 years ago said Thursday the disclosure has angered her and she is not eager to restart their relationship.
Morgan Heist, who learned last week Brenda Heist had
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - An interest rate reduction from the European Central Bank helped shore up markets Thursday despite concerns over the state of the U.S. and China economies, the world's two biggest.
The central bank, which sets interest rates for the 17 European Union
By JAKE COYLEAP Entertainment Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - YouTube vs. TV? YouTube says the battle - if there ever was one - is over.
In a flashy presentation to advertisers Wednesday night, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt declined to forecast that Internet video will displace television watching
By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
Dias Kadyrbayev was driving back to his apartment when he got a call from a college buddy. A clearly anxious Robel Phillipos told him authorities had released photos of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers - and one of them looked very familiar.
When he got home,