Consistent hiring points to stronger economy ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market is showing signs of the consistent gains the nation has awaited in the 4½ years since the Great Recession.
Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence to hit the chaotic capital in nine months.
Icy storm slams Southwest, shuts down North Texas
DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain and stinging winds slammed the Southwest Friday and made a strangely blank landscape out of normally sun-drenched North Texas: mostly empty highways covered in a sometimes impassable frost, closed schools and businesses, and millions of residents hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend.
6 detained in Mexico theft of radioactive material
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Health authorities say that six people being checked for possible radiation exposure have been released from the hospital but remain under detention.
New consumer tips for Obama's fixer-upper website
WASHINGTON (AP) — It doesn't rival Amazon and Travelocity, but President Barack Obama's much-maligned health insurance website finally seems to be working reasonably well most of the time.
Dylan's electric guitar sells for nearly $1M
NEW YORK (AP) — Like Elvis' no-hips-allowed appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or the Beatles' arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.