By ALICIA CHANGAP Science Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the space shuttle Endeavour weaves through working-class communities on its way to its retirement home, Hildreth "Hal" Walker Jr. wants the children he tutors to remember a few names: Ronald McNair. Mae Jemison. Charles Bolden.
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Executives at some of the country's largest private equity firms reportedly told each other that they wouldn't drive up prices for companies they were looking to buy, according to new court documents.
A complaint released Wednesday by a
By JOSEPH PISANIAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - It's a shopper's nightmare: Buying something, then seeing it cheaper at another store. Thanks to price-comparison apps, there's no need to guess if you're getting the lowest price.
All you need is a smartphone and some
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The leader of Hezbollah claimed responsibility Thursday for launching an Iranian-made drone aircraft into Israeli airspace earlier this week, adding more tension to an already explosive Mideast atmosphere.
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah warned that it would
By SAMANTHA BOMKAMPAP Travel Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. airlines closed the summer travel season without any lengthy tarmac delays in August, the government said Thursday, a sharp reversal from a month earlier.
There were more long delays in July on airport tarmacs than in the
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - It sounds like a scene from a TV show: Someone sends a discarded coffee cup to a laboratory where the unwitting drinker's DNA is decoded, predicting what diseases lurk in his or her future.
A presidential commission found that's
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - One piece of good news on jobs was enough Thursday on Wall Street.
The stock market popped higher after the Labor Department reported an encouraging decline in weekly claims for unemployment insurance. That one piece of good news was enough
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages ticked up from record lows last week. Cheaper mortgages are fueling a modest housing recovery that could help the broader economy.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan