By ERIC TALMADGEAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's government on Saturday approved bringing the country's first nuclear reactors back online since last year's earthquake and tsunami led to a nationwide shutdown, going against wider public opinion that is opposed to
By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of three young men from wealthy families who kidnapped and hid a busload of California schoolchildren in a 1976 ransom attempt that captured the nation's attention has gained his freedom after more than 35 years in prison
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - With the murder rate in Chicago climbing at an alarming rate, police may soon get some help keeping a lid on violent crime from an unlikely source: marijuana.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy
By MICHELLE RINDELSAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Investigators who combed the wreckage of a fatal Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter crash in December say critical steering hardware was disconnected, and the bolt and other tiny parts that should have secured it weren't foun
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republicans set out a bold conservative agenda after taking control of state capitols across the Midwest and South in the last general election.
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks recorded their third big gain of the week and closed at a one-month high Friday because of expectations that the central banks of countries around the world will step in to limit the damage from a debt crisis in Europe.
By ALEXA OLESENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Shanghai grad student Wu Heng hadn't planned to become a food activist but he couldn't stop himself after reading a news story about cooks slathering pork in chemicals to make it look and smell like costlier cuts of beef.
By JAY LINDSAYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Federal Aviation Administration employees felt political pressure to approve a wind farm planned off Cape Cod and did so amid internal disagreement over the best way to stop the turbines from interfering with radar and compromising air