FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - A 16-year-old Belgian boy with cancer listened to his grandfather tell stories about United States troops liberating the country during World War II. On Tuesday, he got a chance to be one of those soldiers.
Antoine Brisbois was at Fort Knox for the first of a two-day visit
By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it plans to keep interest rates ultra-low even after unemployment falls close to a normal level - which it thinks could take three more years.
For the first time, the Fed made clear to investors
By By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Delaware man sued the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday over childhood sexual abuse committed by the scoutmaster at his church-sponsored troop.
Melvin Novak filed the lawsuit in
By By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's successful rocket launch on Wednesday and said it will urgently consider "an appropriate response."
Whether that response includes new sanctions against the North, which the United
SPOKANE, Wash. – When Santa can't do it all, sometimes parents need a little help.
Parents like Amanda Richey. She and her husband have three young kids, and have relied on Toys for Tots in years past, but this year Amanda became a nursing assistant. With a good job, she
NEW YORK (AP) - The first section of the spire that will crown One World Trade Center has been hoisted atop the building. It was lifted onto the 104-story building on Wednesday. Nine of 18 giant steel pieces of the spire arrived at the site in New York City
By By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSAssociated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A former janitor at a Tulsa megachurch who admitted to sex crimes against three girls told his victims Wednesday that "no one's perfect" in an statement in which he pointed to Scripture just before a judge sentenced him to 55
By By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its application, a move hailed Wednesday by advocates hoping to improve the college
WASHINGTON (AP) - White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043. The new government projection is a year later than previous estimates, made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was known. The nation continues to grow and become
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York state comptroller has been released from prison after serving 20 months for his leading role in an influence-peddling scandal at the state's massive pension fund.
State corrections officials say Alan Hevesi (HEH'-veh-see) left the prison in upstate New