NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government audit says the Federal Emergency Management Agency hasn't tried to collect roughly $643 million in improper payments made to victims of Hurricane Ka..
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama got what he wanted from his Hawaiian vacation: nearly two weeks away from the spotlight. The peaceful lull ends Tuesday when he returns to Wa..
Oil prices rose past $92 a barrel on Monday to a 26-month high, as the new year began with the prospect of still higher energy prices to come. Benchmark oil for February delivery r..
Rising floodwaters cut off the last ground route into the eastern Australian city of Rockhampton on Monday, as police pegged the number of people affected by prolonged flooding at 200,000.
Normally Germany and France are close partners at the heart of Europe -- but U.S. diplomatic cables suggest a battle royal between the two allies over satellite technology, with the German space and intelligence agencies accusing the French of bad faith and looking to the United States as a future partner to develop next-generation satellites.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democrat Jerry Brown has been sworn in as California's 39th governor, returning to the office he left 28 years ago but inheriting a more troubled state th..
BOSTON (AP) - A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor's off..
NEW YORK (AP) - A reported investment by Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor of $500 million in Facebook is a further sign that the social networking behemoth is becoming a powerf..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Here's some good jobs news for the new year: Dollar General is creating six-thousand new jobs this year. The discount retailer said it plans to open ..
Authorities in the Dominican Republic say a Baltimore Orioles pitcher was involved in the shooting death of a 25-year-old man.
A Palestinian man who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers was left on the ground for 30 minutes before receiving medical attention, a man who said he witnessed the incident told CNN.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Democrats are warning House Speaker-elect John Boehner they'll block any Republican effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Cit..
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say bones found over the weekend in Georgia belong to a woman who vanished while out for a walk more than a year ago. Kristi Cornwell was 38 when sh..
A murderer is at large in England, police warned in connection with a case that has gripped the country for more than two weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Manufacturers produced more goods and booked more orders last month, leading to the fastest growth in factory activity since May. The Institute for Supply Managem..
South Korea\'s president said Monday the country should use the attack on Yeonpyeong Island as an opportunity to reflect on security and overhaul the country\'s defenses.
A 41-year-old Queensland woman is the first confirmed fatality of massive flooding in Australia, an emergency agency said Sunday.
Iran said Sunday it had shot down what it described as two Western spy planes over the Persian Gulf, according to Iranian media reports.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central coastal area of Chile on Sunday, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Temuco, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, frightening hundreds of people who fled for higher ground fearing it could generate a tsunami like..