By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A flurry of data issued Thursday sketched a brightening view of the U.S. economy in the final days before a presidential election that will pivot on the strength of the recovery.
Cheaper gas, rising home prices and lower
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama has spent months urging Americans to move forward. Now he's asking them to look back.
Back to the last Democratic president, who presided over a booming economy. Back to his Republican predecessor, whose
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The architects of a proposed class-action settlement of claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are confident it won't be derailed by thousands of businesses and individuals opting out of the deal.
Thursday is the
By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The "conspiracy of silence" that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university President Graham Spanier with hushing up child sexual abuse allegations
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison in a plot to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol.
Rezwan Ferdaus, 27, of Ashland, pleaded guilty in July to attempting
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody and several hundred pounds of marijuana seized after local and federal law enforcement officers served three search warrants this past Tuesday. Detectives from Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team and agents from the U.
By DON BABWIN and SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago woman ordered her 7-year-old son and a kindergartner she was babysitting to kneel on a bedroom floor and pray, then stabbed them both dozens of times as they begged for their lives, striking again and
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is not keeping up with the caseload in federal immigration courts, even with an increase in the number of judges handling the cases, the Justice Department inspector general reported Thursday.
In a report, Inspector General Michael E
UPDATE: The suspect has been caught. She's identified as 37-year-old Melissa D. Tschanz. She's facing 1st degree robbery charges, she's also been charged in a Great Clips robbery.
UPDATE: Spokane Police tell KHQ that a woman in her 20's robbed the Tully's Coffee
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel acknowledged Thursday it killed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's deputy in a 1988 raid in Tunisia, lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy and allowing a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of its secret operations.
One of the