By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Big Apple is getting another "biggest": the world's tallest Ferris wheel, part of an ambitious plan to draw New Yorkers and tourists alike to the city's so-called "forgotten borough."
The 625-foot-tall, $230 million New York Wheel is to
By RACHEL COHENAP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized to the fans who fretted through three weeks of replacement officials calling their favorite teams' games.
"Obviously when you go through something like this it is painful for everybody," he said on a
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Just as Fairway looks to go public, the grocery chain faces an unwanted visitor at one of its New York stores: Mice.
Video footage at a Fairway store on Manhattan's Upper West Side shows a mouse in one of the store's open olive
By MARK PRATTAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - John Silber, the sharp-tongued, pugnacious public intellectual who transformed Boston University during a quarter-century as president and mounted an unsuccessful run for governor of Massachusetts, died Thursday. He was 86.
Silber died of kidney
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A spate of data Thursday painted a mixed picture of the U.S. economy: Demand for long-lasting manufactured goods fell and slightly fewer people signed contracts to buy homes. At the same time, the job market looked a little better.
By SARAH DiLORENZOAP Business Writer
PARIS (AP) - The chief executive of Fiat and Chrysler thinks Europe's carmakers can only survive if they reduce their enormous overcapacity together, rather than retreating behind national borders to find piecemeal solutions.
Sergio Marchionne wants the
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A convicted killer who walked away from a North Carolina prison farm was captured Thursday after more than four days on the run.
James J. Ladd, 51, was taken into custody by state authorities at about 11 a.m., according to North Carolina
By FRANK ELTMANAssociated Press
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Two dozen passengers joined a lawsuit in New York on Thursday against JetBlue Airways Corp. stemming from a pilot's rant during a cross-country flight.
They are now among 34 passengers who claim they feared for their lives when a pilot
By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - When Cally Houck lost her two daughters in the wreck of what turned out to be a defective rental car, she thought there must be a rule keeping those vehicles off the road.
"There had to be some sort of law that prohibits this practice," the
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Ecuador has asked Britain whether fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might be allowed to leave his London hideout for medical treatment, as the two countries met Thursday to seek to end a deadlock over the activist's fate.