By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The advice from master to student over the past three years has been simple: Be prepared. Know what to do and how to do it.
"Fearless Felix" Baumgartner has heeded Joe Kittinger's advice and now is about to test it.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney solely blamed President Barack Obama on Monday for potential defense cuts that Republicans in Congress worked out with the White House and Democrats and left the misimpression that Obama has ignored free trade
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado family's years of waiting ended Tuesday when they finally buried a fallen Marine who had been missing since a helicopter crash during the rescue of an American ship crew seized by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge in 1975.
Pfc. James Jacques
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSAssociated Press
MIAMI, Okla. (AP) - A bright green duffel bag caught maintenance worker Ralph Smith's eye as he emptied trash in a bin at motel just off a major interstate in northeast Oklahoma.
Curious, he unzipped it. Inside were a pile of brown bottles with cloth
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Worries about Europe's debt crisis, signs of weak global growth and expectations of lower U.S. corporate earnings sent Asian stocks down on Wednesday.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index tumbled 1.7 percent to 8,625.26. Hong Kong's Hang Seng
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The killings of more than 130 U.S. and allied forces by Afghan troops or those dressed like them is not deterring NATO countries from the war in Afghanistan, two senior U.S. defense officials said Tuesday.
As NATO defense ministers gather this
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study. One reason: The number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on the rise.
The percentage of Protestant adults in the U.S.
By DON SCHANCHE Jr.Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Dick Pettys, a longtime political reporter for The Associated Press who was a fixture at the Georgia state Capitol for more than three decades and a well-respected mentor to other journalists, died Monday. He was 66.
He died following a massive
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.AP Sports Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Thanks to Arian Foster, the Houston Texans are still undefeated - but they very nearly let this one slip away.
Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown, and the Texans are 5-0 for the first time and defeated the New York Jets for
By JOHN SEEWERAssociated Press
SWANTON, Ohio (AP) - Mitt Romney's administration on Day One would approve a pipeline that would run from Canada to U.S. refineries in Texas, creating thousands of jobs and pushing America on its way to energy independence, Republican vice presidential