WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama's budget will call for $1 billion in aid for Central America. He says that's three times what the U.S. typically gives the region.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.
Tencent said it has agreed to become The National Basketball Association’s exclusive online partner in China, the latest in a series of alliances aimed at beefing up its entertainment offerings for Chinese Internet users.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole has reassigned an officer involved in the arrest last summer of a 69-year-old man who refused to drop a golf club he was carrying on a city sidewalk.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an end to the automatic spending cuts that have reduced money for domestic and defense programs. He says the cuts triggered by a 2011 budget act don't "differentiate between smart government spending and dumb government spending."
A takeover fight between hard-charging rivals over a broker to Wall Street’s biggest banks is coming to a head, a showdown that has split the firm’s board amid dueling claims about management conflicts and the hostile bidder’s motivations.
Veteran stock picker Michael Karsch said he is planning to launch a hedge-fund firm this year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague have been picked as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.
Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December
Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication
Repeated blows to head tied to changes seen on MRIs, lower test scores, study finds
NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A baby goat was beheaded and its twin was taken from a park where they had been in a pen, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Thursday.
PHOENIX (AP) — On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens.
Federal prosecutors dropped charges against five men they previously accused of insider trading, the latest repercussions from an appeals court ruling last month that upended the government’s ability to bring such charges.
Senate tees up Keystone XL for Obama’s veto, Lynch gets good news and Graham takes a step toward the Republican nomination.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her home and work computers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer has been charged with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger.