By BROCK VERGAKISAssociated Press
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The former chief executive of the Bank of the Commonwealth and three former vice presidents have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they conspired to commit bank fraud.
The Bank of the Commonwealth opened in 1971 and was
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney Co. workers are feeling more pain as the department store chain struggles with a transformation.
More than five months into big changes under its new CEO, Penney announced Tuesday that it's laying off another round of
By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome,
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Firefighters around the West on Friday were taking advantage of improving weather conditions to make strides against stubborn wildfires - even containment in some locales - that have destroyed homes, forced evacuations and
By MICHAEL CASEYAssociated Press
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - With the number of foreigners dwarfing that of locals in her hometown of Abu Dhabi, Asma al-Muhairi has become increasingly anxious at the prospect of her younger nieces abandoning their full-length black
By DAVID KLEPPERAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - If you've ever lied to a potential Internet date about your weight, texted your spouse that you were someplace you weren't or emailed mom to say how much you love that ugly new sweater, you were breaking the law if
By Jeff BarnardAP Environmental Writer
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - The timber industry is hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court will maintain business as usual on controlling muddy water running off logging roads into salmon streams.
The high court decided Monday to
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden tells a gathering of black journalists that Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney's economic platform shows he is out of touch with the nation's middle class.
By KATY DAIGLEAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - What is a sip of clean water worth? Is there economic value in the shade of a tree? And how much would you pay for a breath of fresh air?
Putting a price on a natural bounty long taken for granted as free may
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. Forest Service chief is renewing his call to restore forests to a more natural