FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The tiny Baltic state of Latvia has won approval to become the 18th member of the troubled euro currency union — despite doubts among many of its people and international concerns about its banking
ANTIGUA, Guatemala (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is gauging prospects for improving badly strained ties between the United States and Venezuela.
Kerry will meet Venezuela’s foreign minister on Wednesday on the sidelines of an Organization
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after a payroll company reported sluggish job growth last month.
ADP said U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May, the second straight month of weak gains.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart is starting a summer-long break from anchoring “The Daily Show,” but it will be no holiday. He’ll be in the Middle East making his first movie.
While he’s away, Stewart says he’ll
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The trial for three European feminists charged with public indecency after demonstrating topless in front of Tunisia’s Palace of Justice began Wednesday with lawyers representing several Islamist groups petitioning to delay the trial so
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been acquitted of trying to mislead the state Department of Environmental Protection by falsifying records.… More »
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is facing trial on multiple criminal charges related to a rampage with a dump truck.
The… More »
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An economic forecast says the country’s expected “Great Recovery” hasn’t materialized and the economy’s fallen short of even normal growth.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/13ESjj3 ) reports the gloomy picture appears in the quarterly
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new report says the median income in Ohio hasn’t nearly kept up with the cost of living in recent… More »
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California woman sentenced to four years in prison for planting a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy’s chili is going back behind bars for creating another tall tale, this one
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman from a wealthy New York suburb is accused of growing and attempting to sell more than 1,000 marijuana plants from a city warehouse.
A federal complaint says Andrea Sanderlin, from Scarsdale, N.Y.,
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have gone from womanizing “Wedding Crashers” to doting dads who bring their kids to work.
The two actors reunite on screen for the first time since 2005 in
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is taking advantage of the recent run-up in General Motors stock to sell off another 30 million shares in the auto giant that it acquired in a bailout.
The Treasury Department said
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say emergency crews helped two kayakers who got into trouble near Pittsburgh.
Officials say the men lost their paddles on… More »
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States will take a key role in two restive regions in Afghanistan after NATO ends its combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi intelligence officials say gunmen have ambushed a group of travelers at a fake checkpoint in the western Anbar province, killing at least 14 people execution-style.
The four officials say the travelers included several soldiers
The price of oil rose slightly on Wednesday as investors expected new data to show that U.S. crude stockpiles fell late last month.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for July delivery was up 56 cents to
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Video clips from Iran show mourners chanting opposition slogans at the funeral of a dissident cleric in the largest political protest in years.
The cries of “death to the dictator” do not
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers passed an 11th-hour compromise bill early Wednesday, the final day of the legislative session, preventing the release of crime-scene photos and video evidence from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and other
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity grew a modest amount from January through March after having declined in the previous quarter. Weak productivity growth could boost hiring if consumers and businesses spend more.
The Labor Department says productivity