UPDATE: The Washington State Department of Health reports a teenage boy between the ages of 13-18 was diagnosed with salmonella.He got sick 6 weeks ago, and his symptoms were bad enough he saw a doctor and was then diagnosed. Donn Moyer of the Washington DOH says the boy had the same strain of
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The United States and the U.N.'s new Syria mediator grappled for a new strategy Tuesday toward stopping 18 months of brutal government crackdowns and civil war in the Arab country as President Barack Obama again called for the end of Syrian
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jury deliberations started Tuesday in the case of an Illinois man accused of taking trade secrets from his job with a New Jersey-based defense contractor and presenting them at two conferences in his native China.
Federal prosecutors in New
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - The embarrassing NFL referee saga and the disputed call that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night has reached the campaign for the White House, with President Barack Obama deeming it "terrible
NEW YORK (AP) - The Girl Scouts of the USA has unveiled a U.S. Mint-designed commemorative coin honoring its 100 years of service.
It's the first U.S. Mint coin to honor the New York-based scouting group.
The coin features three Girl Scouts of different backgrounds on one side and the group
By JIM SUHRAP Business Writer
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Mississippi River's 70-year-old system of locks and dams urgently needs upgrades to accommodate barges that have gotten bigger over time, a group of federal lawmakers is warning after last week's dayslong shutdown of the river's
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (AP) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., citing declining military budgets and a tough economy, said it will close its plant in upstate New York and eliminate all 570 jobs.
Employees at the 5-year-old facility, which has seen its ranks dwindle from a peak of 1,300, were told Monday that the
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to address a meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly via a videolink from his hideout at Ecuador's London embassy, seeking to draw new attention to his efforts to avoid extradition
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with high fuel prices and a weak economy, according to a government report released
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers have postponed voting on a proposal that would make the city home to some of the smallest apartments in the country.
The city's Board of Supervisors had been expected Tuesday to consider a building code change to allow apartments as small as 220