By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California man behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East denied Wednesday that he violated terms of his probation for a 2010 bank fraud conviction by using aliases and lying about his role in the movie.
By ADAM SCHRECKAP Business Writer
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Flights were snarled at the Middle East's busiest airport in Dubai early Wednesday after a backup system needed to deal with heavy fog failed, forcing airlines to divert dozens of planes.
The airport operator, Dubai
By JIM SUHRAP Business Writer
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Farmers in a stretch of Illinois where most of the nation's pumpkins are grown say their crop looks relatively smashing and is likely to be one of the few successes in a year when severe drought baked most of the nation's heartland.
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action.
The court heard arguments in a challenge to the program from a
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets fell Thursday after Spain, the fourth-largest euro economy, was slapped with a two-notch credit downgrade and the U.S. earnings season opened with a whimper.
Standard & Poor's downgraded Spain's debt late
By KARL RITTER and LOUISE NORDSTROMAssociated Press
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Two American researchers won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals like danger or the flavor of food. Such studies are key for
By PAUL WISEMANAP Economics Writer
Europe is struggling to control a debt crisis, save the euro currency and stop a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis that sent the world spinning into recession. The continent's troubles are the No. 1 threat to the fragile U.S. economy. If the
By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - China's central bank governor and finance minister won't be attending IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Tokyo this week in an apparent snub to Japan that comes as the two Asian giants remain at odds over a cluster of tiny islands both
By DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - If you bought a new vehicle this year, chances are high it was white or silver.
Twenty-two percent of cars and trucks built for the 2012 model year have white paint, making it the most popular color worldwide. Silver is close behind, at 20 percent
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - When global finance ministers meet this week in Tokyo, they'll confront a triple challenge: Economic troubles in three major regions are threatening the world's economy.
And political conflicts are complicating the problem.