By PATRICK WALTERSAssociated Press
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A generation ago, this town was booming thanks to a manufacturing behemoth that helped build the New York City skyline, Panama Canal, battleships and countless miles of railway. Now, more than a decade after Bethlehem Steel went bankrupt
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took along not only his armored trucks and personal army, but also his department heads and a team of
By Bassem Mroue and Jamal Halaby and Lara Jakes and Marjorie Olster and Sameer N. YacoubAssociated Press
A woman loses her children, her husband and both legs. A penniless family is forced to flee from Syria back to Iraq. Camps are overflowing with people and with bitterness, and refugees are
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - While he grew up in New York, John Lahey recalls, the Irish famine was almost a taboo topic. But these days, the Quinnipiac University president and former grand marshal of the New York St. Patrick's Day parade is determined to
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Algeria demanded new efforts Saturday to limit freedom of expression to prevent denigrating attacks on Islam, appealing to the United Nations to take a lead as nations engaged in new debate on the tensions between free speech and religious
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - The golden years were shaping up nicely for accountant William Van Note.
The 67-year-old retiree had several boats and a waterfront vacation home at central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. He could jet off to a winter getaway on
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - In nearly six decades of running a dairy in central California, Mary Cameron made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry: She led several dairy organizations and was honored as Outstanding Dairy Producer of the Year.
But the 82-
By BRIAN BAKST and MARTIGA LOHNAssociated Press Writers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A prideful entrepreneur, known at City Hall and recognized by federal leaders for his ingenuity and business spirit. A package deliveryman known for his devotion to his children and the Green Bay Packers. The
WEST BRANCH, Mich. (AP) - A mid-Michigan community cheered on a 16-year-old sophomore - the victim of an apparent prank by classmates - as she took her place with other members of her high school's homecoming court.
Whitney Kropp was escorted by her father and grandfather onto the Ogemaw
By DAVID B. CARUSO and KAREN MATTHEWSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Few moments in American journalism loom larger than the one that came in 1971, when New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger had to decide whether to defy a president, and risk a potential criminal charge, by