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  • VIDEO: Happy anniversary, Obamacare

    One year ago, the exchanges under the Affordable Care Act opened to the public.

  • NATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's new chief is calling on Russia to comply with international law, but says there's now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West. "We see opportunity in the cease-fire that has now been established in the eastern Ukraine," Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance's...

  • US construction spending down 0.8 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness. Construction spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent after a 1.2 percent increase in July, the...

  • Pace of US factory activity slipped in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in September, as expectations for hiring and new orders slipped from their August levels. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index fell to 56.6 from 59 in August....

  • Ford's US sales down 3 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford's U.S. sales dipped 3 percent in September as the company cut back on truck discounts in anticipation of a new F-150 later this year. F-Series truck sales fell 1 percent to 59,863. It was the first time in seven months that F-Series sales fell below 60,000. Ford Motor Co....

  • Revel buyers plan to re-open it as a casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Canadian asset management company that won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City plans to re-open it as a casino. Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC tells The Associated Press it plans to operate the Boardwalk property...

  • Guilty plea expected in Miami Heat fraud case

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A guilty plea is expected in the case of a man charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself. A grand jury indictment alleged that Haider Zafar (HY'-dur ZAH'-fahr) defrauded players Mike Miller, James Jones...

  • 2 injured by falling debris in mid-Manhattan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two people have been injured by falling debris in midtown Manhattan. Fire officials say it happened at 48th Street and Seventh Avenue around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. They say the two victims were taken to Bellevue with non-life threatening injuries. Further...

  • Poll: Barbara Comstock crushing Foust in bid to replace Va. Rep. Frank Wolf

    Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock is far in front of Fairfax Democrat John Foust in a new poll that reveals his sexist slap at the Republican has damaged his chances to replace retiring Republican Rep. Frank Wolf.

  • Florida cop suspended for tasing a 62-year-old woman

    A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave after footage of an incident surfaced showing him tasing a 62-year-old woman who can be seen walking away from him.

  • Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers. The socially conservative Pentecostal...

  • Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. By raising the stakes in the standoff, the protesters are...

  • Taiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Taiwanese leaders also have urged Beijing to...

  • 7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An airline pilot and a ground crew staff member were among seven people arrested in Greece on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from the eastern Greek city of Thessaloniki to other EU countries, police said Wednesday. Giorgos...

  • US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.



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