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Obama Blasts Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday sharply criticized a Supreme Court decision easing…

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Obama Calls Campaign Finance Ruling ‘devastating’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he can’t imagine “anything more devastating to the…

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Biden Holds Talks In Iraq Over Election Blacklist

BAGHDAD (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is holding talks with Iraqi leaders amid growing…

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US Marines End Role In Iraq; Biden In Baghdad

RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps wrapped nearly seven years in Iraq on…

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2010 Olympic Commemorative Stamp Debuts In Utah

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A U.S. postage stamp that commemorates the upcoming 2010 Olympic…

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Armstrong-Contador Rivalry “good For Cycling”

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The rivalry between Tour de France champions Lance Armstrong and Alberto…

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Viloria Hospitalized After Loss To Tamara

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hawaiian Brian Viloria was taken to a hospital from apparent exhaustion…

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Obama Scrambles To Revive Economic Optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking to reassure voters he’s determined to create…

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Democrats Hope To Recover From A Lousy Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — A one-two punch of bad news suddenly has Democrats facing an election…

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Obama Calls On Campaign Architect After Lousy Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — A one-two punch of bad news suddenly has Democrats facing an election…

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On High Court’s Big Issues, 5-4 Split Is The Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — It comes down to this at the Supreme Court: If you’ve got…

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Clashes Kill 22 Militants, 2 Troops In NW Pakistan

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — Clashes between Pakistani security forces and militants near the Afghan border…

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Suicide Attack Kills 1 Police Officer In Pakistan

DERA ISLAMIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide attack at a police station in northwestern…

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29 Killed In Clashes, Suicide Attack In Pakistan

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants ambushed Pakistani security forces at checkpoints in two regions close…

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11 People Evacuated From Stranded Russian Ship

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say rescuers have evacuated 11 people by helicopter from a…

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Rose Scores 32 Points As Bulls Beat Suns 115-104

PHOENIX (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 32 points and the Chicago Bulls shot 51 percent…

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Bomb Targeting Afghan Official Kills 4 Soldiers

KABUL (AP) — A provincial governor escaped an assassination attempt while traveling to inspect a…

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Protest Turns Violent, 2 Wounded In Afghanistan

KABUL (AP) — Militants hiding among demonstrators fired on police Saturday, sparking a gun battle…

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Police Chief, 2 Officers Kidnapped In Afghanistan

KABUL (AP) — Militants kidnapped a district police chief and two other officers on a…

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Afghanistan: 2 US Service Members Killed By Bomb

KABUL (AP) — NATO says a roadside bomb has killed two U.S. service members in…

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Warriors Lose Ellis, Beat Lowly Nets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored a career-high 32 points, Corey Maggette added 29…

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Balloon Boy Mom’s Interviews Contradict Husband

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The mother of the 6-year-old boy purported to be in…

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China Eyes Grand Plan To Develop Tibetan Regions

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top leaders say Tibet’s development must include Tibetan areas in neighboring…

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Former Ariz. Congressman Plans Run Against McCain

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth says he’s planning to run against John…

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Bollywood Scores Another Hit With Davis-White’s OD

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — There’s no arguing with Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s lead. No…

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Davis-White Win Dance Title, Beat Belbin-Agosto

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Meryl Davis and Charlie White have won their second ice dance…

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White, Clark Dominate US Snowboard Grand Prix

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Shaun White looks ready for the Olympics.
The defending Olympic halfpipe…

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Calif Border Inspectors Find Pot In Fish Container

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. border inspector suspected something fishy about the truckload of…

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‘Guys And Dolls’ Actress Jean Simmons Dies At 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jean Simmons, the lovely, ethereal film star who played Ophelia to…

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Fawcett Estate Sues Producer Over Alleged Misdeeds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Farrah Fawcett’s estate sued a producer Friday who collaborated with the…

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Duncan Gets To 20,000 Points But Rockets Top Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Aaron Brooks and Kyle Lowry scored 23 points apiece, and the…

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College Of Charleston Beats Wofford 70-68

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Willis Hall scored 16 points, leading four College of Charleston players…

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Iverson Makes No Apologies For All-Star Start

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Allen Iverson makes no apologies for being voted to start in the…

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Ray Allen Recovers From Bad Night With Game-winner

BOSTON (AP) — Ray Allen was just 2 for 13 when he hit a 3-pointer…

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O’Brien Thanks Fans, NBC On Final ‘Tonight’ Show

NEW YORK (AP) — Conan O’Brien said on his final “Tonight” show that walking away…

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O’Brien Ends Run On ‘Tonight’ Show After 7 Months

NEW YORK (AP) — Conan O’Brien ended his brief tenure on the “Tonight” show with…

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Zampier Leads Yale To 71-63 Win Over Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alex Zampier had 22 points and four steals to help Yale…

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Barnes Says He Won’t Let Job Affect His Health

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Texas coach Rick Barnes knows that the pressures of coaching can…

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Anti-Chavez Cable Channel At Risk, Lawyer Says

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan TV channel that takes a critical line against Hugo…

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NY Dairy Farmer Kills 51 Cows, Commits Suicide

COPAKE, N.Y. (AP) — State police in New York say an upstate dairy farmer shot…

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NY Dairy Farmer’s Widow Wants To Keep Farm Going

COPAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The widow of a New York dairy farmer who methodically slaughtered…

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Rescues Adds Glimmer Of Hope To Haiti’s Grief

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two people emerged from beneath the rubble of the stricken Haiti…

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U.N.: Haiti Government Calls Off Search And Rescue

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors…

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Haitians Mourn As Rescuers Find Another In Rubble

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds gathered for the funeral of the archbishop of Haiti’s stricken…

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Canisius Eases Past Rider 74-58

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Turner scored 21 points and Julius Coles added 20 more,…

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Raiders Hire Assistant With Cable Still In Limbo

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders finally made a coaching decision, bringing Mike Waufle…

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Watson Leads At Season-opening Mitsubishi

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Tom Watson shot a bogey-free 9-under 63 on Friday to take…

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Kim Kardashian Obtains Restraining Order

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian has obtained a temporary restraining order against a man…

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Did Calif. Lawmakers’ Private Lunch Violate Law?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Majorities of both houses of California’s Legislature RSVP’d for a private…

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10 Days After Quake, 2 Rescued From Haiti Rubble

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An Israeli search team pulled a severely dehydrated 21-year-old man from…

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NFL Viewership Highest In 16 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has drawn the most viewers for the divisional round…

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Valero In Talks To Sell Delaware Refinery

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Valero Energy Corp. said Friday that it is in advanced negotiations…

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Gasol, 9 Others Donate $1,000 Per Point To Haiti

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was one of 10 NBA…

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Ohio Man Charged After Jewelry Stolen From Corpse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been arrested in connection with a piece…

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Garnett Returns For Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett is back in the lineup for the Boston Celtics.
The All-Star…

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Bubba Watson Swims Ahead At Hope Classic

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Long-hitting Bubba Watson is using the wet weather to his…

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Bankruptcy Judge Ready To Approve Bonuses

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge is ready to approve Tribune Co.’s request…

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Morgan CEO Could Get $8.1M Stock Bonus For 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman could receive a stock bonus currently…

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Chief Backs 911 Caller In Ohio Roadside Rape Case

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief is defending a driver who called 911…

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Hawaii Senate Passes Civil Unions Bill

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Senate approved same-sex civil unions Friday, potentially setting up the…

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Leno Featured Comic At White House Dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Late-night comic Jay Leno is the featured entertainer at the annual White…

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Airliner Forced To Land After Colliding With Bird

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say a large bird forced a United Airlines plane bound…

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In Once-squalid Superdome, Sweet Smell Of Success

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If desperation has a smell, it permeated the Louisiana Superdome after…

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Regulators Shut Florida Bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have shut down a Florida bank, bringing to five the number…

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Regulators Shut Banks In Fla, Mo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators shut down banks in Florida and Missouri on Friday, bringing to…

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Regulators Shut Banks In Fla., Mo., NM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators shut down banks in Florida, Missouri and New Mexico on Friday,…

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Banks Shut In Fla., Mo., NM, Ore., Wash.

sWASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have shut down banks in Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon and…

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Man Charged With Slaying Mom, 2 Tots In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man faces charges that he slaughtered his…

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Ill. Wrongly Reported Early Release Prisoners

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly six weeks after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn halted an early…

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Storm Lingers Over Ariz After Battering Calif

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The remnants of the biggest storm to hit Arizona in nearly…

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Storm: Arizonans Dry Out, Californians Head Home

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — As hundreds of Californians prepare to return to evacuated…

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Calif. Skies Clear; Snow Piles Up In N. Ariz, NM

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of Southern Californians were back in their homes…

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Marine Gets 15 Yrs To Life In DUI Killing

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Marine has been sentenced to 15 years to…

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Huber Wins WC Skeleton Race; Pikus-Pace Fifth

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Anja Huber has won the final skeleton World Cup event of…

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Are You Experienced, Saints And Vikings?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last time the Minnesota Vikings made the Super Bowl, Brett…

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TV Writers To Get $70M In Age-discrimination Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two dozen entertainment firms said Friday they have agreed to pay…

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Top Athletics Prospect Retires To Enter Priesthood

As a top prospect for the Oakland Athletics, outfielder Grant Desme might’ve gotten the call…

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Judge: Polanski Won’t Be Sentenced In Abstentia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled Roman Polanski must return to…

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New Bank Rules Unlikely To Hurt Big Institutions

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama’s latest broadside against big banks may have more…

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How The Major Stock Indexes Fared On Friday

The stock market suffered its worst setback in more than 10 months as investors rejected…

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US Olympians Rohbock, Rzepka Win World Cup Race

IGLS, Austria (AP) — U.S. Olympians Shauna Rohbock and Michelle Rzepka set the track record…

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Haiti Cruise Stops: ‘Without This, We Don’t Eat’

LABADEE, Haiti (AP) — With the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship anchored just offshore this beautiful…

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Witnesses Describe Scene In Abortion Slaying Case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Witnesses described the scene at a church when an abortion doctor…

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Trial Begins In Slaying Of Kan. Abortion Provider

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — On the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, prosecutors who charged…

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Vt. Child Porn Suspect Is Sentenced To 3 Years

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A child pornography suspect who initially refused to give up his…

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Ark. Panel Vote Upholds Permit For Turk Plant

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A state regulatory panel Friday upheld an air quality…

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MediaNews Parent Files For Chapter 11 Protection

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owner of The Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News and…

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Donation Of Spears’ Dress OK For Haiti Relief

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears is lending a hand, or rather a dress, to…

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Britney Spears Arrives For Conservatorship Hearing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears was meeting Friday with a judge overseeing her court…

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Rights Body Criticizes US Supreme Court Ruling

VIENNA (AP) — An international human rights organization has criticized a U.S. Supreme Court ruling…

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Gov. Says SD Tourism Industry Did OK In Recession

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Mike Rounds says tourist spending likely will not reach the…

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Expert: Liberian Torture Victims Scarred For Life

MIAMI (AP) — Five Africans who suffered horrific torture on the orders of the son…

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Crew Rescues Dog From LA River

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A helicopter has hoisted a dog to safety after being stranded…

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Firefighter Bitten After Saving Dog From LA River

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A German shepherd hoisted to safety from the storm-swollen Los Angeles…

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Alleged Car Thief Found Playing ‘Grand Theft Auto’

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in central Florida found a suspected car thief playing…

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Mass. Health Model, Not Obama’s, Pleases Voters

BOSTON (AP) — When Mary Foote cast her ballot in this week’s special Senate election,…

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Judge Cuts $2M Penalty In MN Song-sharing Case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday drastically reduced a nearly $2 million verdict…

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Rep. Frank: Abolish Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top lawmaker on Capitol Hill is calling for the elimination of…

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AP Chief: Strong Fight Needed For Open Government

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Journalists should be willing to fight for strong laws protecting open…

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Clijsters Out, Leaves Belgian Hopes On Henin

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kim Clijsters came to the Australian Open as an inspiration to…

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Serena Williams Advances In Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams moved a step closer to successfully defending her Australian…

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FDA Clears Acorda Drug For Multiple Sclerosis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an Acorda Therapeutics pill to improve walking…

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UK Raises Its Terror Threat Level To ‘Severe’

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government has raised the nation’s terror threat level from “substantial” to…

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Lawyer: Disputed Van Gogh Worth Up To $150M

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Van Gogh painting at the center of a dispute…

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Colts Receivers Ready For Life On Revis Island

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reggie Wayne is ready to take another trip to Revis Island.
The Indianapolis…

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Jets Embrace Brash Banter For AFC Title Game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Jets have taken a page right out of Joe Namath’s Super…

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Visually Impaired Skier To Make Olympic History

CANMORE, Alberta (AP) — Cross-country skier Brian McKeever was selected for Canada’s Olympic team on…

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Harvin Misses Practice, Questionable For Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Percy Harvin, the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the…

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Interest Up In Students Learning Personal Finance

MIAMI (AP) — Each day after school, 17-year-old Phyllis Quach goes to a warehouse filled…

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Alabama Unemployment Highest In 26 Years

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate has risen to 11 percent — a 26-year…

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AP Exclusive: A Look At 9/11 Memorial Waterfalls

NEW YORK (AP) — Mock-ups of waterfalls meant to evoke memories of the Sept. 11…

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Cavaliers’ West Breaks Finger On Shooting Hand

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — First, Mo Williams. Then, Delonte West.
With the speed in which Cleveland…

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W.Va. Agency OKs Bonds For Wood-fired Power Plant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The developer of a wood-fired power plant in southern West Virginia…

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Berlin Designers Hit Catwalk _ And Twitter

BERLIN (AP) — Two unique German designers with a hip take on youth culture in…

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Jets QB Mark Sanchez Borrows Page From Roy Hobbs

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mark Sanchez is hoping lightning strikes twice.
The New York Jets’…

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After ‘mistakes,’ Yele Haiti Gets New Accountants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The foundation of Wyclef Jean said Friday it has hired a…

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Florida Unemployment Numbers Increase In December

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More people were jobless in Florida last month than live in…

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Bristol Palin Files For Child Support

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, is seeking child support from the…

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Russia’s Economy Back On Its Feet

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s oil-dependent economy is getting back on track after its biggest downturn…

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Black Bear On Internet Gives Birth To Cub In Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A researcher says Lily the black bear has given birth to a…

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Cohen Revels In Her Latest Moment In The Spotlight

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — So this is what figure skating has been missing these last…

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Police: Woman Poisoned Boyfriend With Antifreeze

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — They met in a Veterans Affairs hospital, a former airman with…

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English-only At Conn. Bookstore Sparks Controversy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A popular bookstore and cafe near Yale University wants its…

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Biz, Unions Freed To Spend Big On Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Supreme Court vastly increased the power of big business…

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Bail In Millions For ‘You Light Up My Life’ Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Award-winning songwriter of “You Light Up My Life” has…

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Berlusconi Moves To Impose Internet Regulation

MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi is moving to extend his grip on Italy’s media to…

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Oracle Exec Admits Affair With Billboard Woman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-president of software maker Oracle acknowledges he had an affair…

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Earnings Preview: J&J To Report 4th-qtr Results

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest, most diverse health care company…

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Salomon Kalou

Ivory Coast’s Salomon Kalou attends a news conference ahead of their African Cup of Nations…

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Vladimir Putin

FILE – In this Friday, July 31, 2009 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin…

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Number Of Active US Rigs Up 34

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in…

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Vahid Halilhodzic

Ivory Coast’s coach Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference ahead of their African Cup of…

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Prince Pens Tune About Minnesota Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince has recorded a purple-tinted tribute to the Minnesota Vikings.
The “Purple Rain”…

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Off-road Racing Dog Has Skill And A Need For Speed

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — Opee is only 8, but he’s already a popular veteran in…

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Nadal, Henin Keep Winning At Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal says he had a bad day at…

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Stars Unite To Help Haiti Victims In Telethon

NEW YORK (AP) — With no words, simply photos of Haiti’s desperate citizens as a…

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Shane Victorino, Rubin Amaro Jr.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino, right, responds to questions during a news conference on Friday,…

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Shane Victorino

Philadelphia Phillies’ Shane Victorino responds to questions during a news conference on Friday, Jan. 22,…

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Bennett Agrees To Pay Former Sonics Fans $1.6M

SEATTLE (AP) — The owners of the Oklahoma City Thunder, formerly the Seattle SuperSonics, have…

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Michael Kraus

Michael Kraus of Germany scores during the men’s handball European Championship group C first round…

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Projected Mo. Transportation Funding May Be Wrong

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An estimated gap in long-term funding made by Missouri’s Transportation…

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Sector Snap: Chip Equipment Makers Downgraded

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shares of chip equipment makers tumbled Friday after an analyst downgraded seven…

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Plane Diverted To Greece Because Of Graffiti

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities say an airplane flying from Germany to Turkey has been…

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President Barack Obama: Makes Unscheduled Stop At Smitty’s Place

President Barack Obama speaks with patrons as he makes an unscheduled stop at Smitty’s Place,…

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Truck Speed Cited In Crash With Special Needs Bus

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say the driver of a tractor-trailer that hit a bus…

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Ryan Perry

FILE – In this June 7, 2009 file photo, Detroit Tigers’ Ryan Perry pitches…

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Doctor Says 69-year-old Haitian Woman Pulled Alive From Rubble 10 Days After Earthquake, CB

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Doctor says 69-year-old Haitian woman pulled alive from rubble 10 days…

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NY Woman: Margarita Poisoned To Get Boyfriend Sick

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — They met in a Veterans Affairs hospital, a former airman with…

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Sundance Aims Indie Films Beyond Festival Confines

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The prestige of a director who makes it into the…

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America’s Cup Yachts Still Tied Up In Legal Fight

The America’s Cup is still being contested in court less than three weeks before the…

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Women of Power

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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