PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s blunt-spoken governor doesn’t mince words when opponents dare to cross him but he’s saved some of his harshest criticism for newspapers, once telling schoolchildren he isn’t a fan of papers and another time
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry called the Afghan president twice in the past 24 hours to ease Hamid Karzai’s anger over the way the Taliban announced the opening of their political office in Qatar.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s governing coalition failed to end a political crisis triggered by the closure of state broadcaster ERT, but said talks would continue Thursday to try and avoid a snap election.
Conservative Prime Minister Antonis
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke declined Wednesday to address speculation that he will step down as chairman of the Federal Reserve in January when his term ends, saying he wanted to keep the attention on Fed policy.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings and city officials on Wednesday announced a $650 million plan for a new arena development for the NHL team in Detroit’s downtown entertainment and sports district.
Plans for the 18,000-seat arena
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Cerro Gordo County employee who claimed she was wrongly… More »
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that blocked transfers of Yellowstone National Park bison as part of a government-sponsored conservation initiative.
Wednesday’s ruling could revive stalled efforts to return the
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Federal Reserve could scale back its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases later this year if the economy continues to improve.
Bernanke says the reductions would occur in “measured steps”
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for binding and blindfolding two of his children in a Wal-Mart parking lot in eastern Kansas.
6News Lawrence (http://bit.ly/11ZU2Rg ) reports that
WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of the Federal Reserve’s statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting on April 30-May 1:
May: The Fed “continues to see downside risks to the economic outlook.”