By JOHN S. MARSHALLAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Southern California man taking part in what is considered one of America's most grueling bicycle rides has been killed after he lost control of his bicycle and hit a tree.
Nicola Grossi, of La Mesa
By Associated Press
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - A 49-year-old grandmother and veteran endurance swimmer scuttled her quest early Sunday to become the first woman to swim unaided from Cuba to the Florida Keys, unable to close the gap on the last 26 miles of a more than 100-mile ocean
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAP Education Writer
Congress may have averted a doubling of interest rates on millions of new federal student loans, but the fix is only for a year, leaving students on edge over whether they'll face a similar increase next summer.
By Associated Press
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey muscled past the halfway mark Saturday as she pushed through the Florida Straits, enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions in her attempt to become the first woman to swim
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama praised the coordinated response to Colorado's wildfires and said trying times bring Americans together.
Obama was in the state Friday for a firsthand look at the damage after he
By BETH FOUHYAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson is making another huge campaign contribution aimed at electing Republicans and voting President Barack Obama out of office.
One of the world's richest men, Adelson is donating
By DAVID McHUGH and PAUL WISEMANAP Business Writers
BRUSSELS (AP) - Europe's leaders surprised skeptics with a bold plan to pump cash into troubled banks, reduce borrowing costs for Italy and Spain and stop forcing austerity on every government that needs aid
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Some 25,000 sailors and other military personnel from 22 nations are converging on Hawaii starting Friday to practice hunting for submarines and catching pirates in the world's largest naval exercises
By GEIR MOULSON and JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - German lawmakers on Friday approved Europe's new budget-discipline pact as well as the eurozone's permanent €500 billion ($623 billion) rescue fund, hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel defended concessions
By DANIEL WOOLLSAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hailed an accord Friday that allows the euro countries to bail out banks directly rather than via debt-laden governments as a road map toward shoring up the 17-nation eurozone after more than