By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Declining applications for unemployment benefits have typically pointed to stronger hiring.
Not so much anymore.
Since the U.S. recession officially ended in June 2009, fewer layoffs have meant fewer people seeking unemployment aid. On
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - Rangers in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky are using video surveillance to catch images of people defacing a Civil War cannon.
WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/RhGdJ8) in Hazard reports that park officials say some of the vandals have inadvertently identified
BROOKHAVEN, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man left his 1-year-old daughter home alone while he tried to break into neighbors' houses in a Philadelphia suburb.
Authorities say it happened Wednesday morning in Brookhaven. They say 20-year-old Arthur Langley was arrested after a resident called 911 to
By CAIN BURDEAUAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal scientists and BP say oil appears to have leaked last month from the drilling wreckage lying at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near where a BP well blew out in 2010, causing the nation's worst offshore spill.
A probe started after
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times in EDT):
1. FIRST TO BE DEBATED: WEDDING GUEST LIST
Before the vice presidential candidates face off at 9 p.m., moderator Martha Raddatz of ABC News is
By BRIAN WITTEAssociated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) - An intense fire that ripped through a Baltimore row house early Thursday has claimed the lives of an adult and four children, a fire official said.
Fire department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said firefighters were called around 2 a.m. and
By DAVID FISCHER and SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Rescuers pulled a badly injured man from the rubble of a collapsed parking garage and planned to continue searching Thursday for a missing construction worker a day after the five-story structure came down, killing two people.
By AHMED AL HAJAssociated Press
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A drive-by shooting Thursday that killed a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa has raised concern that al-Qaida militants here are bouncing back and getting bolder after suffering defeats this year in a U.S.-
BALTIMORE (AP) - Authorities say a fire ripped through a northeast Baltimore home, killing one adult and four children.
Fire department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright says firefighters were called around 2 a.m. Thursday and arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the first floor of the
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIPAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Kristine Nannini spent her summer creating wall charts and student data sheets for her fifth grade class - and making $24,000 online by selling those same materials to other teachers.
Teachers like Nannini are making extra money