By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Some 25,000 sailors and other military personnel from 22 nations are converging on Hawaii starting Friday to practice hunting for submarines and catching pirates in the world's largest naval exercises
By The Associated Press
Commodities prices soared Friday after European leaders surprised markets with aggressive plans to shore up the region's financial system.
Crude oil jumped 9 percent and metals prices rose sharply after a summit in Brussels produced
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil soared the most in more than three years after European leaders took surprisingly aggressive steps to halt a debt crisis that has undermined confidence in the global economy.
Benchmark U.S. crude jumped by $7.27
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAP Education Writer
Five more states have been granted relief from key requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, bringing the total to 24 states given waivers, the Education Department said Friday.
Arkansas, Missouri, South
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Borrowers hoping to consolidate their student loans through a special program created by President Barack Obama last year have just until Saturday to apply.
To much fanfare, Obama used executive authority in
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Markets breathed a huge sigh of relief Friday after Europe's leaders agreed a series of measures they hope will help contain the continent's crippling debt crisis.
Stocks around the world recorded one of
By DON MELVIN and TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - After 18 disappointing summits since the start of the debt crisis, Europe's leaders appeared Friday to have finally come up with quick fixes and long-term plans that show they are serious about restoring
By CARLA K. JOHNSONAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - The mother of two disabled teens called Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on the health care law wonderful because it bars insurance companies from setting lifetime limits for medical expenses - a big help to her family
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul is expected to benefit nearly every corner of the health care industry by expanding coverage to millions of
By THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a request to restore the U.S. citizenship of a recently deceased Ohio autoworker convicted of Nazi war crimes.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati