ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - A mother and father have been charged with false imprisonment after their adopted teenage children told authorities their parents locked them in the basement of their suburban Des Moines home for weeks, only allowed them out for school and passed their meals under the locked
NEW YORK (AP) - Areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are dealing with new outages after a nor'easter left a blanket of snow that snapped storm-weakened trees and downed power lines. In New Jersey, utilities reported 400,000 power outages early Thursday; 20,000 of those were
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits last week fell by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy. Applications declined in one state
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Another election victory for President Barack Obama. Another 10,000 newspapers noting the event for Thomas Baldwin. The resident of tiny Birch Bay, Wash., bought 10,000 copies of The Bellingham Herald's election edition when Obama was first elected
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy.
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The next archbishop of Canterbury will be officially introduced Friday, the British government says, and the expectation is that the new leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans will be former oil company executive Justin Welby.
Welby, 56, made
By DAVID DISHNEAUAssociated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A U.S. Army private charged with sending mountains of classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks has offered to plead guilty to reduced charges in a move that military justice experts on Thursday called surprising and
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of U.S. European Command has been cleared of misconduct after a lengthy Pentagon investigation into travel and expense questions that derailed his chances last year of becoming the Navy's top officer, according to senior U.S.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge in New Orleans is set to hold a hearing on whether a proposed class-action deal is a fair settlement for economic damage claims from the BP oil spill,
During Thursday's hearing, the London-based oil giant and a team of private plaintiffs' attorneys will
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. AFTER ELECTION, OBAMA AND GOP LAY DOWN MARKERS FOR DEFICIT DEAL
The White House says voters want both sides to set aside partisan interests as Boehner hints at