By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - With protests at U.S. embassies and four Americans dead, Mitt Romney is suddenly facing a presidential election focused on a foreign policy crisis he gambled wouldn't happen.
It did - and at a bad time for the GOP hopeful.
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Septembers shock, Octobers surprise, early Novembers can knock a campaign sideways. In a presidential race's waning weeks, almost anything can happen - bedlam in the Middle East, financial panic at home, a scandal in the headlines. And
By CHET BROKAW and GRANT SCHULTEAssociated Press
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Beef Products Inc. will face a steep climb in its "pink slime" defamation lawsuit against ABC News as the South Dakota-based meat processor works to rebuild its public image, legal experts say.
BPI sued ABC News, Inc. for
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMANAP Economics Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve wasn't just trying to drive down interest rates when it announced a third round of bond purchases Thursday.
It also wants to make people feel wealthier - and more willing to spend.
The idea is
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - For most of five decades, it seemed no one would ever be held accountable for the murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched off a small-town street corner as she played.
Now, someone has.
Fifty-five years after Maria Ridulph vanished,
By The Associated Press
"To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose: to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage." - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton denouncing an anti-Islam video as the Obama administration
By KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Retired boxing champ Muhammad Ali was known as "The Greatest" inside the ring. But some say the moniker has been even more fitting in the years since he hung up his gloves.
Ali came to Philadelphia on Thursday to receive the Liberty Medal
By ALEX KATZ and COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter on Friday agreed to hand over about three months' worth of tweets to a judge overseeing the criminal trial of an Occupy Wall Street protester, a case that has become a closely watched fight over how much access law
By DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Over a decade, New York City has outlawed smoking in bars and offices, banned trans fats, and forced fast-food restaurants to list calorie counts on their menus.
Now, the Big Apple has set its sights on sugary beverages with
By GENARO C. ARMASAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State trustees on Friday promised to move forward with a detailed evaluation of changes recommended by former FBI director Louis Freeh in response to the child sex-abuse scandal that tarnished the university's reputation.