By TAMMY WEBBERAssociated Press
VIENNA, Ill. (AP) - This is the Illinois that many people never see - the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps.
Blacktopped county roads wend through no-stoplight towns.
By DAVID GERMAINAP Movie Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Iron Man reigns as the standard-bearer of Hollywood superheroes with a $175.3 million domestic opening weekend for his latest sequel and an overseas haul of a half-billion dollars in less than two weeks.
According to studio estimates Sunday, "Iron
By SARAH DiLORENZOAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - Tens of thousands of supporters of leftist parties marched through central Paris on Sunday to express disappointment with President Francois Hollande's first year in power, criticizing the leader for reneging on his promises to rein in the world
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Buy anything on the Internet lately without paying sales tax? In all but a few states, you're probably a tax cheat.
That's right, even if Internet retailers don't collect sales tax at the time of the purchase, you're required
By DUSAN STOJANOVICAssociated Press
JELSA, Croatia (AP) - Does Croatia's Prosek jeopardize Italy's Prosecco?
Croatia is gearing up to celebrate its entry into the EU, but don't pop the corks just yet. A heated trademark battle over the country's beloved sweet dessert wine has some
By FARID HOSSAINAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - More than 600 bodies have been recovered from the garment-factory building that collapsed well over a week ago, police said Sunday as the grim recovery work continued in one of the worst industrial accidents ever.
Police said Sunday night
By The Associated Press
Dubbed "Woodstock for Capitalists," Saturday's annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders revolves around Warren Buffett, the company's chairman and CEO and a billionaire investor. Here's a rundown of what happened at the day-long event in Omaha, Nebraska
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials across the country are looking to the wireless industry to help find a cure.
In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone-related last
By MAE ANDERSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Niall Ferguson, a Harvard history professor and author, apologized on Saturday for saying economist John Maynard Keynes was less invested in the future because he was gay and had no children.
Ferguson said his remarks at an earlier conference were "as
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials are looking to the wireless industry for help.
In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone-related last year, District Attorney George Gascon is calling on major