Malaysian Boeing 777 vanishes with 239 aboard
2014-03-09 08:15:21 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications who...
Karl Lagerfeld to design Macau hotel
2014-03-07 08:43:28 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.
The 270-room Karl Lagerfeld Hotel will open in 2017 in a 20-story tower in the gambling enclave in southern Chin...
Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales
2014-03-05 21:18:49 UTC
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the compa...
Senate blocks Obama's pick for civil rights post
2014-03-05 21:12:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan Senate opposition blocked swift confirmation Wednesday for President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights division, the emotional residue of the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policema...
Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact
2014-03-05 20:40:30 UTC
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.
During a meeting at the Computer History Muse...
US calls any threat to Ukraine navy 'dangerous'
2014-03-03 19:24:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday that any Russian threat to Ukraine's navy would be a "dangerous escalation" of an extremely tense situation .
The State Department said that Washington would hold Moscow directly accountabl...
Walloped again: Another storm hits much of US
2014-03-03 19:07:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoor...
Governors: 'Obamacare' here to stay
2014-02-24 10:52:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America's governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay.
While governors from Connecti...
Does WhatsApp deal show Zuckerberg knows what's up?
2014-02-22 08:55:25 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the company must follow the people. That realization compelled Zuckerberg to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application that...
Obama seeks aid for drought-stricken California
2014-02-15 07:09:45 UTC
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — Warning that weather-related disasters will only get worse, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. must rethink the way it uses water as he announced new federal aid to help drought-stricken California.
Awkward: Berlusconi fiddled and meets Italy's President
2014-02-15 08:30:18 UTC
MILAN (AP) — He has been convicted of tax fraud, booted out of the Senate and banned from political office.
In other countries, that would be three strikes. But in Italy, Silvio Berlusconi has not lost his political legitimacy, and it will be o...
Eurozone recovery accelerates but jobs elusive
2014-02-15 06:05:43 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's economy is growing faster, raising hopes for a sustainable recovery, but that may not be enough to bring sky-high levels of unemployment down anytime soon.
The economy of the euro bloc grew 0.3 percent in the Octobe...
US, China promise improved climate cooperation
2014-02-15 05:46:24 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China promised Saturday to cooperate more closely in combatting climate change following a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
In a joint statement, the two governments said they have...
Dems hope to force House vote on minimum wage hike
2014-02-14 07:53:42 UTC
CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider a political winner.
House Democratic le...
Republicans are annoyed with Cruz after debt vote
2014-02-13 10:22:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked ensnared his Republican leaders on the Senate floor.
Legislation to raise the nation's borrowing authority with no strings attached was shor...
'Clean' debt limit: An unequivocal victory for Obama
2014-02-12 08:25:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three years Republicans have demanded that increases in the debt ceiling be accompanied by spending cuts.
That demand abruptly vanished Tuesday, the victim of Republican disunity and a president determined not to ba...
Another delay in health law's employer requirement
2014-02-11 08:21:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Angling to avoid political peril, the Obama administration Monday granted employers another delay in a heavily criticized requirement that medium-to-larger firms cover their workers or face fines.
In one of several concessions...
Obama resists pressure to act alone on immigration
2014-02-08 12:21:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a president looking for a legacy piece of legislation, the current state of the immigration debate represents a high-wire act.
President Barack Obama could act alone to slow deportations, and probably doom any chance of a ...
The Republicans may be groping their way to compromise
2014-02-07 10:27:15 UTC
IMMIGRATION BILL - Over the past two decades America’s broken immigration system has confounded one Congress after another, because it never seemed possible to craft a law that satisfied the right balance of interests. But some Republicans changed...
German trade surplus hits record high in 2013
2014-02-07 09:51:30 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's trade surplus hit a new high in 2013 as concerns grow that Europe's largest economic is relying too heavily on exports and not doing enough to encourage domestic demand.
The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday tha...
White House clashes with CBO over healthcare report
2014-02-05 10:22:52 UTC
The White House scrambled to explain a potentially damaging report into its flagship healthcare policy on Tuesday that predicted the Affordable Care Act would result in two million fewer people working in the US.
The Congressional Budget Office...
Administration drills down to find the uninsured
2014-02-05 10:12:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Uninsured Americans are still procrastinating about President Barack Obama's health care law. With less than 60 days left to enroll, can the administration find the millions of customers needed to sustain new insurance markets?
Happy 10th birthday, Facebook
2014-02-04 09:33:06 UTC
<h3>Facebook - the project that began in a student's dorm and went on to become one of the greatest internet success stories of all time - is celebrating its 10th birthday.</h3>
In the last decade, it has attracted millions of people who use it...
NYC, Calif. bills show fight to protect caregivers
2014-02-03 08:01:48 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — If you don't get a job because you're a woman, or you get fired because you're black, or you get transferred to the night shift because you're gay, there's a law for that. But if you're punished at work because you need time to tak...
German defends subsidies cut to rein in renewables costs
2014-01-30 19:47:09 UTC
Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel urged German parliamentary lawmakers to join in efforts aimed at making the country's shift to renewable forms of energy a success.
In a keynote energy policy speech to the Bundestag lower house on Thursday, Gabrie...