Mr. Watson, who had been blind since he was a year old, died in a hospital after recently undergoing abdominal surgery, The Associated Press quoted a hospital spokesman as saying. On Thursday his daughter, Nancy Watson said he had been hospitalized after falling at his home in Deep Gap, N.C. [...]
Stocks fall on Wall Street as Spanish bank teeters
By CHRISTINA REXRODE, AP Business Writer – 28 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Another flare-up in Europe’s debt crisis knocked U.S. markets lower Friday. This time, it was more trouble at a major Spanish bank.
Stock indexes were waffling between small gains [...]
Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday, as expected, said it would cut its work force to save as much as $3.5 billion a year. The number of job cuts was [...]
The first half of the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival has completed a life cycle in films that range from the motivating spark of child birth to the despair of slow death in old age.
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After detaining him for eight months, Tunisia said Tuesday it will extradite the former Libyan prime minister back to the homeland he fled.
In a May 21 story about an Illinois redistricting lawsuit, The Associated Press erroneously reported the proportion of the state’s population that is Hispanic. The Hispanic population is 15.8 percent, not 32.5 percent.
After years of bad publicity over cronyism and clout, the Illinois Legislature has voted to end a longstanding program that allowed each lawmaker to hand out taxpayer-funded college tuition waivers to students.
Syrian rebels kidnapped 12 Lebanese Shiites in northern Syria on Tuesday, adding to fears that Lebanon is getting drawn into the chaos next door, security officials said.
The author of a self-published diet book that advocates skipping breakfast and taking cold baths has agreed to lucrative deals with British and U.S. publishers.