By By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Britain's unruly newspapers should be regulated by an independent body dominated by non-journalists with the power to levy steep fines, a judge said Thursday in a report that pleased victims of tabloid intrusion but left editors worrying
By By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A regional water agency approved a contract Thursday to buy the entire output of what would be the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant, clearing the way for construction to begin early next year.
The San Diego County
By By MARIA SUDEKUM and BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Lottery officials on Thursday verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot, but that ticket holder - and another in Arizona - remained a mystery, even
By By SINAN SALAHEDDINAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Back-to-back explosions tore through tents housing Shiite pilgrims in southern Iraq on Thursday, the deadliest in a wave of bombings that killed at least 43 people nationwide, officials said.
The attacks in Hillah began with a roadside
By By DAVE KOLPACKAssociated Press
WAUBAY, S.D. (AP) - Standing along a South Dakota waterfront shored up with boulders, Kevin Jens peered at the placid lake and reminisced about a road that led to a popular place to fish and picnic nearby but now lies underwater after being swallowed up by
By By The Associated Press
Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on parts of the U.S. East Coast a month ago Thursday after tearing through the Caribbean. In the weeks since, the storm's scope has come into sharper focus.
Sandy killed at least 125 people in the United States. That includes
By By The Associated Press
"The General Assembly is being asked today to issue the birth certificate of Palestine." - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, before the U.N. voted Thursday to grant statehood to the Palestinians.
"No substantive progress has been made between the White House
By By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinians erupted in wild cheers Thursday, hugging each other, setting off fireworks and chanting "God is great" after the United Nations granted them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a
By By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three weeks after the election, Mitt Romney made it to the White House.
For about 90 minutes. After an odd arrival in which a man rushed his SUV and ended up getting arrested by the Secret Service.
It wasn't the start of a term
By By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is seeking $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over a decade and an immediate infusion of funds to aid the jobless, help hard-pressed homeowners and perhaps extend the expiring payroll tax cut, officials said Thursday as talks