By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - A team of Swiss investigators visited the West Bank grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat Monday to determine how best to dig up remains and extract samples ahead of their exhumation later this month, a Palestinian
By The Associated Press
After submitting ideas about addressing urban challenges and improving city life, 20 cities around the country have been chosen as finalists in a government-innovation contest sponsored by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's personal foundation, Bloomberg
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - In a big-city mayor's bid to spur colleagues to think boldly around the country, 20 cities from Chicago to Springfield, Ore., are finalists in a $9 million urban-innovation contest created by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's always grousing about the many people who don't bother to vote. But look at it the other way: An estimated 133 million Americans will cast ballots in Tuesday's election. Some will persevere despite long lines, pressing
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Here are a few items that largely have been missing from the presidential campaign: planes, trains, roads and bridges.
But as Superstorm Sandy reminded the world so vividly, we can't afford to do without them. So why isn't the nation's
By NICHOLAS RICCARDIAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - An eerie quiet has settled over the Walker Components plant, which assembles custom cables for a global wind turbine company. Orders are down from earlier in the year and one-third of its employees have been laid off this year.
By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
From bridges to broadband, America's infrastructure is supposed to be speeding along commerce, delivering us to work and piping energy and water into our homes and businesses. But just repairing all the breakdowns and potholes would cost tens of
By KASIE HUNT and NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made last-minute pleas for votes Monday, employing their last vestiges of energy, celebrity boosters and plenty of jet fuel to encourage every supporter and the few remaining
LONDON (AP) - Sharon Osbourne says she had a double mastectomy after learning she carries a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
Osbourne told Hello! magazine that "I didn't want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me."
The 60-year-old "America's
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The caped figure on the surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpost in southern Afghanistan. Blood was smeared on his face, prosecutors said, and soaked into his clothes.