By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - In Internet chats as breezy as they were bizarre, a police officer accused of plotting to kidnap and eat as many as 100 women was once cautioned not to be wasteful when cooking a victim because "there is nearly 75 pounds of food there."
But no one was
By KHIN MAUNG WINAssociated Press
SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar authorities on Friday revised downward the death toll from this week's ethnic violence in the country's west after warning that the strife risks harming the country's reputation as it seeks to shift to democratic rule
By TED SHAFFREYAssociated Press
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - Police on Friday released another round of names of men they believe paid for sex with a woman who's charged with using her Zumba dance studio as a front for prostitution in the seaside town.
The names bring to 39 the number of men
By KARIN LAUB and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Two deadly car bombs and sporadic fighting marred a shaky holiday truce Friday in Syria, although thousands of protesters used the brief respite in the civil war to pour into the streets and demand President Bashar Assad's ouster.
By YOUKYUNG LEEAP Business Writer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's economic growth slowed to a three-year low last quarter as private investment fell sharply, outweighing an increase in spending by the government and households.
The Bank of Korea said Friday that Asia's fourth-
By AMIR SHAHAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber detonated explosives outside a mosque packed with senior regional officials in northern Afghanistan on a major Muslim holiday Friday, killing 41 people. The officials escaped unhurt, and many of the dead were soldiers and
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Toyota sold 7.4 million vehicles around the world in the first nine months of the year, up 28 percent from a year earlier, but its strong growth faces headwinds from a sales plunge in China that could unseat it as the world's top automaker.
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese investors evaded government controls to move more than $600 billion out of the country last year and the outflow is increasing, fueling economic and political risks as communist leaders prepare for a handover of power, a Washington-based
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Strong U.S. economic growth figures shored up financial markets only temporarily on Friday, with Wall Street trading lower and European indexes posting small gains.
Stock markets started the day on the defensive following a disappointing earning
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's snapshot Friday of the U.S. economy's growth will be its last before Americans choose a president in 11 days.
It probably won't sway many undecided voters.
The first of three estimates of growth for the July-