By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
The final presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. To stay on just the designated topic, however, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney may have to steer clear of China and the Middle East.
They probably shouldn't discuss Europe or much of
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Now that the dust has settled in the New Mexico desert where supersonic skydiver "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner landed safely on his feet, researchers are exhilarated over the possibility his exploit could someday help save the lives
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Millions of Americans preparing to survive an earthquake ducked under tables and covered their heads Thursday as part of the annual "Great ShakeOut" drill.
Organizers said some 14 million people, including 9.3 million in California, signed up to participate. Schoolchildren,
By AMY TEIBELAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli authorities blockading the Gaza Strip in 2008 went so far as to calculate how many calories would be needed to avert a humanitarian disaster in the impoverished Palestinian territory, according to a newly declassified military document.
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese billionaire behind a deal that will create the world's third-biggest mobile company spent his childhood in a slum, where he proudly rode in a stinking wheelbarrow filled with pig feed, pushed by his grandmother, a Korean immigrant
By IGNACIO MARTINEZAssociated Press
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) - A weakening Tropical Storm Paul swerved away from a landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's southern Baja peninsula Tuesday night, brushing the coast with wind and rain as it swirled northward just offshore.
By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
GROSSETO, Italy (AP) - A theater in Italy turned into a courtroom Monday, providing extra space for all those who needed to hear the evidence against the captain of a shipwrecked cruise ship.
The case of Francesco Schettino, 51, has generated such
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - There were cheers around Germany when Chancellor Angela Merkel announced last year, in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, a swift end to nuclear power in favor of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
But only 18 months into the
By LIUDAS DAPKUSAssociated Press
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - Lithuanians are expected to deal a double-blow to the incumbent conservative government in national elections Sunday by handing a victory to opposition leftists and populists and saying no to a new nuclear power plant that supporters