By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - After two years of getting pummeled in Wisconsin, Indiana and other battleground states, leaders of the nation's big labor unions were beaming on election night.
Labor's massive voter turnout effort played a major role in helping
By Natalie Abrams,
The election just ended, but already there's talk about what could be in store for 2014 -- and that talk includes actress Ashley Judd.
The Kentucky native is being floated as a possible candidate to challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell, according to the Louisville Courier-
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A bank robbery suspect was cornered on a northern Los Angeles County cul-de-sac and shot to death Friday on live television after he apparently fired at sheriff's deputies from his car, authorities said.
The man died at the scene at around 10:15 a.m. after televised
By The Associated Press
Obama: Americans agree with my approach on deficit
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling "fiscal cliff" negotiations, said Friday that he won't accept any approach to federal deficit reduction that doesn't ask the
By CHRISTINA REXRODE and MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - Forget about the "fiscal cliff."
That might be hard, considering the drama of last week. The stock market had its worst two-day plunge in a year after voters returned President Barack Obama, a Republican House and a
By The Associated Press
CASH HOPES: Greece plans to issue more than 3 billion euros in 4-week and 13-week bills next week to make a key bond repayment on Nov. 16.
BAILOUT DELAY: Greece's Parliament last week passed hugely unpopular new cutbacks demanded by the country's bailout
By BRIDGET MURPHYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts congressman Joseph Early Sr. wasn't known as the most vocal of U.S. representatives during nearly two decades in Washington.
But the late Democrat was someone who wasn't afraid to speak against even his own political party
By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - George P. Bush, a rising star among Hispanic conservatives and the grandson of one president and nephew of another, has taken the first step toward seeking elected office in Texas.
But it's unclear what his next step
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner insisted on Friday that any deal with President Barack Obama to avert the so-called fiscal cliff must include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and reining in government-benefit programs.
By DAVID McHUGH and DON MELVINAssociated Press Writers
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The worst of Europe's financial crisis appears to be over.
European leaders have taken steps to ease the panic that has plagued the region for three turbulent years. Financial markets are no longer in a state