By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A quiet day on Wall Street turned into the worst sell-off in three months after a Federal Reserve official said he doubted the bank's effort to boost economic growth would work.
Charles Plosser, president of the Fed's Philadelphia
By BY ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month to the highest level since February, bolstered by a brighter outlook for overall business conditions and hiring.
The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence
By JUSTIN POPEAP Education Writer
They're the pride and backbone of American higher education, doing essential research and educating en masse the next generations of scientists and engineers. But a new report argues the mission of the country's 101 major public research universities is
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded international action to stop the war in Syria, telling a somber gathering of world leaders Tuesday that the 18-month conflict had become "a regional calamity with global ramifications."
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Home prices kept rising in July across the United States, buoyed by greater sales and fewer foreclosures.
National home prices increased 1.2 percent in July, compared to the same month last year, according to the Standard & Poor
By CHRIS BRUMMITTAssociated Press
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A Vietnamese court issued jail sentences ranging from four to 12 years on Monday to three bloggers who wrote about human rights abuses, corruption and foreign policy, intensifying a crackdown on citizens' use of the Internet to
By MICHAEL BIESECKER
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - There was no sign of a convicted killer two days after he walked away from his tractor outside a prison farm in rural North Carolina.
Officers were still searching for James J. Ladd, 51, a Halifax County Sheriff's Department dispatcher said early
By ALAN CLENDENNINGAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen
By OSKAR GARCIAAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - A 12-year-old dolphin at a Hawaii resort has given birth to a female calf that seems to instantly recognize her mother in a video of the birth posted online.
Footage of last week's birth on the Big Island shows the baby dolphin's tail
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
On one aspect of whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry, both sides agree: The issue defines what kind of nation we are. Half a dozen states and the District of Columbia have made history by legalizing it, but it's prohibited