By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Working-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget deal.
The agreement eases some of the pain of the automatic, across-the-
By JAY REEVESAssociated Press
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - New multimillion-dollar mansions with white columns, wide balconies and grand foyers line the streets at the University of Alabama, and more are under construction to accommodate the school's booming enrollment and record membership in Greek
LONDON (AP) - Britain's defense secretary says it is recruiting hundreds of experts for a new cyber force designed to protect the nation's vital data - and stage cyberattacks if necessary.
Philip Hammond says the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit aims to boost Britain's offensive and defensive
By The Associated Press
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Several prominent leaders in Alabama weighed in Friday on allegations that all-white sororities passed over two prospective black members because of pressure from alumnae, and in one case, an adviser.
Paul Bryant Jr., the president pro tem of the
By ABDI GULED and JASON STRAZIUSOAssociated Press
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - An American who became one of Somalia's most visible Islamic rebels was killed Thursday by the extremist group al-Shabab which is quashing dissenting voices, militants said.
The killing of Omar Hammami, who on the FBI
By DANICA KIRKAAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Britain's unemployment rate held steady at 7.8 percent in the April to June quarter, officials statistics showed Wednesday, though the country created 69,000 jobs as the economy began to grow after the worst recession since the 1930s.
The number of
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERAssociated Press
WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) - Jonathan Sager was an idealistic 22-year-old recent college graduate when he arrived in Hawaii in 2006, yearning to make a difference in the lives of children in hardscrabble neighborhoods like those on the Waianae Coast.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AND MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - The battle over J.C. Penney's future just got uglier.
Activist investor Bill Ackman said Friday he has lost confidence in J.C. Penney's board and its chairman should be replaced. Penney Chairman Thomas Engibous fired
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A tepid jobs report pushed the stock market slightly lower on Friday.
Indexes edged down after the U.S. added fewer jobs than forecast in July, curbing optimism that the economy is poised to pick up strength in the second half of the year.
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The decision by Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, to buy General Electric out of the NBCUniversal business looks like a smart one, as the media conglomerate posted strong results for the second quarter.
It was the first