Exclusive: Signs of declining economic security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data…

Exclusive: Signs of declining economic security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive…

Differences small between student loan bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to go along with a bipartisan Senate compromise that would link college students’ interest rates to the financial markets and offer borrowers lower rates this fall. The Senate bill hews closely…

Pigs smart as dogs? Activists pose the question

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops.…

Bus crash in southern Italy kills 38 people

ROME (AP) — Rescuers wielding electric saws cut through the twisted wreckage of an Italian tour bus for survivors of a crash in southern Italy that killed at least 37 people after it crashed into traffic and plunged…

Taiwan names civilian to head defense ministry

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Monday named a civilian to head up a defense ministry that is struggling to attract recruits and facing protests over the heat-stroke death of a soldier while he was confined in a…

Wave of car bombings in Iraq kills at least 55

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of a dozen car bombings hit in and around the Iraqi capital during morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, killing at least 36 people in the latest coordinated attack by insurgents determined…

Cambodia election challenge raises fears

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A contentious election in which Cambodia’s ruling party extended its long-running majority but the opposition made impressive gains could lead to parliamentary paralysis. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party claimed 68 of…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0700 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

China opens pipeline to bring gas from Myanmar

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has switched on a new pipeline bringing natural gas from Myanmar. It’s a project that has raised concerns in Myanmar’s nascent civil society about whether its giant neighbor’s resource grabs will benefit…

Ohio bracelet monitoring system not centralized

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s programs for electronic bracelet monitoring are divided between a small state effort and county-by-county systems. The Departm……

US veteran fails to make it to NKorea war site

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A decorated Korean War veteran from Massachusetts left North Korea on Monday without fulfilling his mission: to travel the Chosin Reservoir battleground where he was hoping to locate the remains of a friend…

Group accuses Apple supplier of labor abuses

BEIJING (AP) — A labor rights group has accused a supplier of Apple Inc. in China of misconduct including withholding employees’ pay and environmental violations. The report Monday by China Labor Watch said it found violations of the…

Scuffles erupt ahead of Taiwan-China pact debate

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A small group of Taiwanese protesters scuffled with police Monday ahead of a legislative debate on Taiwan’s latest trade agreement with China. The pact, signed between the sides on June 21, allows each to…

Oil recovers to over $105 after earlier sharp fall

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell to near $104 a barrel Monday, taking a negative cue from a sharp drop in the Nikkei stock index. West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark for U.S. crude, was down 44…

Police: $53 million in jewels stolen in Cannes

PARIS (AP) — A staggering 40 million euro ($53 million) worth of diamonds and other jewels was stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe’s biggest jewelry heists in recent years, police said.…

Rescuers say 37 dead in Italy bus plunge

ROME (AP) — A tour bus filled with Italians returning home after an excursion plunged off a highway into a ravine in southern Italy on Sunday night after it had smashed into several cars that were slowed by…

Markets steady after earlier Japanese weakness

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday as traders awaited a packed schedule of data releases this week in the U.S. and a key meeting of the Federal Reserve. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 2.2 percent to…