Last hostages freed in suburban standoff
By M. SPENCER GREEN and JASON KEYSER
Associated Press
HARVEY, Ill. -- About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robber ...
Bank of America reaches $17B deal
WASHINGTON -- How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much.
In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar.
Inflated figures make sensational headlines for the ...
Slain American journalist remembered as 'driven'
ROCHESTER, N.H. -- In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.
"It's pure luck that you didn't get ki ...
Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating
WASHINGTON -- At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told ...
Picture emerges of Ferguson officer
FERGUSON, Mo. -- A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.
A ...
Texas Gov. Perry enters not guilty plea
AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.
The potential 2016 presidential candidate entere ...
Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.
Administration officia ...