By JOE MANDAKAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Philadelphia teenager who drowned trying to save a friend in the tidal currents of the Delaware River was one of 19 people honored with Carnegie medals for heroism on Thursday.
William Wilkinson died on May 25, 2011, after jumping from a pier
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like many Gen-Xers, my present outlook on retirement falls somewhere between doom and gloom.
I fear a stock market collapse could decimate my investments as I near retirement - a fate that befell many retirees following the 2008 financial
By The Associated Press
AFFORDABLE RETIREMENT: Retiring to countries like Mexico, Ecuador and Thailand, where the cost of living can be far lower than in the U.S., can help make even a modest retirement income stretch further.
GROWING TREND?: Many countries have established enclaves of American
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests.
Commercial fishermen last year caught 10.1 billion pounds of fish and
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Democrat Tim Kaine talks a lot about Republicans - the ones in his family, the ones he's worked with and the ones he hopes will help him bridge the caustic political divide if he's elected to the U.S. Senate.
"We can't have a
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted arrests with the intent of maximizing deportations.
By SUSAN HAIGHAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The wresting empire that U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon once ran is removing raunchy footage of wrestling performers from the Internet to keep it from being used by Democrats in the state's tightening race.
"It's being presented
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Pick any stretch of road slicing through the American Southwest. The sun beats down on the asphalt like nowhere else and heat waves distort the landscape.
It's here, in these open expanses, that experts say is a massive