By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels struck deep in the fortress-like inner sanctum of President Bashar Assad's rule Wednesday in Damascus, detonating two car bombs that engulfed the army headquarters in flames.
The suicide bombings and subsequent gun battles in the
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Most Asian stocks etched modest gains Thursday, driven higher as investors positioned themselves ahead of major holiday that will shut markets in Hong Kong and mainland China next week.
Speculation that China's central bank might enact
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Asian shares dipped in morning trading Wednesday after the worst sell-off in three months on Wall Street as pessimism about world growth spread across the Pacific.
The Nikkei, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, lost 1.7 percent in early
By RACHEL COHENAP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL put its stamp of approval on the still-smoldering outcome of the Green Bay-Seattle game:
Wrong team still wins.
Seahawks 14, Packers 12.
With frustration mounting among coaches, players and fans, the worst fear
By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A Republican state senator who voted to legalize gay marriage in New York and shot back at conservative critics that they could "take this job and shove it" has apparently lost his primary.
With all absentee votes counted from the Sept. 13
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are more confident in the economy than they have been in seven months, an encouraging sign for President Barack Obama with six weeks left in the presidential race.
A new survey of consumer
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is casting aside a cost-cutting specialist and bringing in software industry veteran Ken Goldman to be chief financial officer as the Internet company's management orchestrates a potentially expensive
By DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it plans to cut several hundred salaried workers in Europe as part of a larger restructuring in the money-losing region.
The company is offering voluntary buyout programs in Germany, the U.K. and the rest of Europe. It
By KAREN MATTHEWS and LINDSEY TANNERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - It's a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 at more than 50 public high schools, sometimes even before they have
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot - Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to hear cases filed by two people who couldn't afford or didn't bother to hire