By MARJORIE OLSTERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The International Monetary Fund said Friday that substantial risks still loom for the Cypriot economy even after a multi-billion dollar international bailout aimed at averting a debt default.
A new IMF report predicted a deep recession in Cyprus
By MICHAEL WARRENAssociated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power over Argentina in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow citizens in a dirty war to eliminate so-called "subversives," died quietly in his sleep
WASHINGTON (AP) - The ousted chief of the Internal Revenue Service is telling Congress that his agency made errors in targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, but he says the mistakes were not the result of partisan views.
In a prepared statement, former acting IRS commissioner
By MICHAEL CIDONI LENNOXAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forget the DVR.
Not this time. Not after this long of a wait.
Millions of fans actually watched the season-two finale of the ABC drama "Scandal" the old-fashioned way: on a TV screen, as it was fed from the network to their local
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) - President Barack Obama is leaving behind scandal-focused Washington to focus on the country's slowly improving jobs picture.
Obama is to fly by helicopter Friday about 40 miles north to Baltimore, which has had its share of tough times in the
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states. But that isn't going over well with everyone in Congress.
Tensions between conventional and organic
By ALAN FRAM and STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service's improper use of tougher scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status seems part of a broader pattern of intimidation and cover-ups by the Obama administration, a top House
By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is pledging to eliminate the "scourge" of sexual assault in the military while cautioning that it will take a long and sustained effort by all military members.
"There is no silver bullet to solving this
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Rights activists visiting abandoned government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under rebel control have found torture devices and other evidence that detainees were abused there, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday.
Raqqa, in eastern
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Former presidential contender John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law and is setting out on the speaking circuit.
The two-time presidential candidate and former North Carolina senator is scheduled to appear June 6 at a