By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says a very critical interview took place the Friday before Election Day in the probe involving CIA Director David Petraeus and that afterward the Justice Department thought it appropriate to share information with top
By The Associated Press
BP said Thursday it has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the federal government over the April 2010 explosion of the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. The agreement includes nearly $1.3 billion in criminal fines, with the rest of the money going to several
By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Miguel Cabrera has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown. And Buster Posey has an MVP prize to put alongside his second World Series ring.
The pair of batting champions won baseball's top individual honors Thursday by large
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year's total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem.
According to the Army says there were 20 possible suicides in
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have not.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, on Thursday acknowledged that
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
BP's $4.5 billion settlement of federal criminal charges announced Thursday is a record amount, and a significant sum of money.
Or, looked at another way, it's less than the $5.5 billion in profit the British oil giant made between June and September of
SEATTLE (AP) - King County Executive Dow Constantine will open the county Recorder's Office in Seattle early - just after midnight - on Dec. 6 to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Constantine says he'll be waiting to sign the first license, making King
By ANGELA K. BROWNAssociated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A Texas boy abandoned at a fire station as an infant got a special wish for his 10th birthday: meeting the firefighter who saved him.
On Thursday evening, Koregan Quintanilla celebrated his recent birthday by meeting Arlington
By The Associated Press
Here is a list of the 11 workers who died after a blast on the BP-leased drilling rig Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010 about 50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. The rig was owned by the Swiss firm Transocean Ltd. It was drilling the
By LAUREN E. BOHNAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - The hostilities between Israel and Hamas have found a new battleground: social media.
The Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas militants have exchanged fiery tweets throughout the fighting in a separate war to influence public opinion.