GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia on Thursday asked the judge at his manslaughter trial to order tests on the cruise liner’s wreckage to determine why electrical and other systems failed after the
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wells Fargo & Co. says 58 workers in its home mortgage division in Des Moines have received layoff notices.… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told a Senate panel Thursday the Obama administration is deliberating whether to use military power in Syria, where a civil war entering its third year has killed almost 93,000 people.
DETROIT (AP) — Once the very symbol of American industrial might, Detroit became the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy Thursday, its finances ravaged and its neighborhoods hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it’s standing by Detroit after it became the biggest city in America to file for bankruptcy.
Spokeswoman Amy Brundage says President Barack Obama and senior advisers are monitoring the situation.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro police commander says authorities are reconsidering a recent pledge to cut down on the use of tear gas against demonstrators in light of next week’s visit by Pope Francis.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The retiree from Maine who won a $590 million Powerball jackpot in May has bought a 6,300-square-foot, five-bedroom home in a gated golf course community in southeast Jacksonville, Fla.
Eighty-four-year-old Gloria MacKenzie has remained
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the outlook for U.S. government debt to ‘stable’ from “negative” and affirmed the United States’ blue chip Aaa rating.
The rating agency cited a surprising drop in the federal deficit —
CORNWALL, Conn. (AP) — Illustrator Marc Simont, whose work adorned some of the most celebrated titles in children’s literature, has died after a short illness, his family said Thursday.
Simont died Saturday at his home in Cornwall, his
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After several days of scorching heat, relief is in sight for Minnesotans.
A heat advisory is in effect for central and… More »