By BARBARA SURK and HASSAN AMMARAssociated Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs that Saudi Arabia may bow to pressure and send female athletes to the Summer Games, women athletes in the ultraconservative
By DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf Writer
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The images of Tiger Woods, dressed in his red shirt and raising both arms on the 18th green after another victory, are no longer highlights from years gone by.
When he outlasted Bo Van Pelt in a tense duel on
By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California would become the first state to write into law much of the national mortgage settlement negotiated this year with the nation's top five banks, and expand it to all lenders, under wide-ranging legislation
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Hearings in the dispute between Thomas Kinkade's widow and girlfriend over the late artist's $66 million estate will not be conducted behind closed doors - at least for now, a judge ruled on Monday.
Kinkade's widow, Nanette
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Negotiators from the United States and eight other Pacific Rim countries opened a round of talks Monday aimed at producing one of the most ambitious trade deals in decades amid criticism that the deliberations are shrouded in
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Midwest ranchers have never been enamored with environmental regulators, but they really began to complain after learning that federal inspectors were flying over their land to look for problems.
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidents live in a world of wins and losses quickly forgotten. Rarely are they presented with the kind of defining moment that President Barack Obama experienced when the Supreme Court upheld his health care law
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A major labor union and an outside group committed to electing Democrats to the House have reserved nearly $20 million in television ad time for the fall in districts from Illinois to Florida as the party tries to reclaim the
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's citizen soldiers, who train in their hometowns for a weekend a month and two weeks a year, are paid more for one day of training at home than their fellow National Guard and Reserve members earn for a day
By DAN ELLIOTT and MEAD GRUVERAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota wildfire forced officials to ground seven other Air Force air tankers, removing critical firefighting aircraft from the skies during