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
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Texas teacher will lose her job after ordering more than 20 kindergartners to line up and hit a classmate accused of being a bully, a district spokesman said Friday.
The teacher at a suburban San Antonio school is accused of orchestrating the
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan is fighting off a congressional ethics investigation linked to a former business partner and campaign donations. Democratic Rep.
LONDON (AP) - Caro Kriel, a former senior editor at Associated Press' global television news operations in London, has been appointed news director for Russia and the other CIS countries, responsible for driving distinctive text, photo and video coverage of a region stretching
By MARK STEVENSONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The world's richest man, Mexican telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim, has acquired an 8.4 percent stake in Argentina's newly state-controlled oil and gas producer, YPF S.A., but it's unclear what he intends t
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft is being secretive about a "major" announcement it plans to make in Los Angeles on Monday.
The company invited media to an afternoon event, but it says it won't divulge the location until that morning.
By The Associated Press
THE RULING: Mexico's two largest broadcasters will be allowed to form an alliance in cellphone service.
THE CONDITION: Broadcasters must open their own industry to more competition through the auctioning of new television frequencies.