Bernanke declines to address future at the Fed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke declined Wednesday to address speculation that he will step down as chairman of the Federal Reserve in January when his term ends, saying he wanted to keep the attention on Fed policy.
During a news conference...
Family: Country singer Slim Whitman dies at age 90
MIAMI (AP) — Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a Florida...
Best-selling author Vince Flynn dies at age 47
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after a more than two-year battle with prostate...
FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The excavation of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly...
A guide to the life and mystery of Jimmy Hoffa
DETROIT (AP) — The FBI has spent this week digging up a field in suburban Detroit for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago. He was last seen outside a restaurant about 20 miles from the digging...
Comparison of mass protests in Brazil and Turkey
Large-scale protests have engulfed Turkey and Brazil, which are thousands of miles apart, but share some traits such as being new democracies with a growing middle class. Here's a look at the protests in both countries, highlighting the...
Spurs' collapse starts at top with Pop
The sly smile on Erik Spoelstra's lips said it all. If only this once, the Miami coach couldn't wait to field questions.
This was just minutes after a magical Game 6, when the memories of how his Heat defied the longest of odds to steal a win in...
Protesters out again in Brazil's biggest city
SAO PAULO (AP) — Scattered street demonstrations popped up around Brazil early Wednesday as protesters continued their collective cry against the low-quality public services they receive in exchange for high taxes and high prices.
In one of...
Villaraigosa will run for governor - someday
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has been coy about his plans when he leaves office at the end of the month, said Tuesday he definitely wants to run for governor, although he didn't say when that might...
Palace sheds some light on Kate's baby plans
LONDON (AP) — With Prince William and the former Kate Middleton expecting their first child in mid-July — and much of the world interested in the birth of a future monarch — officials at Clarence House have released some of the couple's plans,...
Los Angeles Metro ending free train rides
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From now on, there's no free ride on the Los Angeles subway.
The Daily News says an honor system that allowed fare-fudging riders through downtown turnstiles is over.
As of Wednesday morning, turnstiles will be locked at...
Afternoon play in baseball
(AP) — For the first time since the 1981 World Series the Los Angeles Dodgers are visiting New York to play the Yankees. The last time they met in the Big Apple the Dodgers won to take the Series from the New Yorkers and the game was played in the...