PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) - Two sisters facing charges that they endangered the lives of infants at their Northern California daycare center by binding them too tightly in swaddling blankets didn't intend to hurt the babies and contend they didn't commit child abuse, their attorney said.
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Facebook is basically integrated into every part of our lives. You use it to catch up on friends' lives, meet people, find events, message people – but in a strange and more than a little unsettling story that has emerged from India – it's also a
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - After nearly stalling in late 2012, the American economy quickened its pace early this year despite deep government cutbacks. The strongest consumer spending in two years fueled a 2.5 percent annual growth rate in
GENEVA (AP) - The two final candidates to become the next director of the World Trade Organization are Mexican Trade Minister Herminio Blanco and Brazilian U.N. Ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo.
The WTO said Friday that the director's race has narrowed from a field of nine candidates that
BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined Germany's insistence that austerity is part of the solution to Europe's financial crisis but emphasized that reforms to make labor laws more flexible and encourage private investment also are essential.
Calls are mounting across Europe
NEW YORK (AP) - Avon said Friday that Fred Hassan, its non-executive chairman, has resigned from the board, the company's latest management change.
Hassan had just become chairman at the start of the year, replacing the direct seller of beauty product's longtime leader, Andrea Jung.
By The Associated Press
Archer Daniels Midland Co. is closer to making a huge expansion into Australia with a possible deal for a grain handler there called GrainCorp.
Decatur, Ill.-based ADM has offered 12.20 Australian dollars ($12.54) to buy GrainCorp. That values GrainCorp at about $3.1 billion
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stock prices were mostly lower on Friday after several companies, including Amazon.com, released weak earnings and the government reported that the U.S. economy expanded at a slower rate than economists were expecting.
The economy grew at an annual
By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece is falling behind on its human rights obligations, a senior U.N. investigator warned Friday, and he strongly criticized the "excessively rigid" demands of the crisis-hit country's bailout program.
U.N. independent expert Cephas
By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - The Swiss National Bank has for the first time disclosed where it stashes its 1,040 tons of gold, saying almost a third is kept overseas, in Britain and Canada.
Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan told an annual shareholders' meeting on