07/06/2014 12:21amIn 2007, Australians were ready to do something to combat climate change, even if it was expensive. More than two-thirds of them said so in a poll, and both major political parties vowed to make industries pay for greenhouse-gas emissions.
07/06/2014 4:50amThe shopping-loving city that is home to one of the world's largest shopping malls wants to build one even bigger.
07/06/2014 8:00amAuthorities are making a last ditch effort to rescue eight men trapped in a small gold mine.
07/06/2014 8:41amthe visas needed to import skilled workers — tend to be global outsourcing firms. Here are the top 10 H-1B firms in 2013 and the number of new H-1B visas they received:
07/06/2014 8:41amQuinn Stumpf's first two years of life have been painful for her and heartbreaking for her family.
07/06/2014 9:00amOklahoma budget writers say an initiative petition to install storm shelters and safe rooms in every public school in Oklahoma could overstress the state's biggest and most critical revenue fund and slow the flow of state tax dollars for vital public services.
07/06/2014 9:21amThe most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn't for a city office. Instead, ballots submitted by city retirees could determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy and how much of the financial weight pensioners will bear.
07/06/2014 9:30amA California chicken producer is recalling dozens of different products, but Safeway Inc. says its grocery stores in Arizona and Gallup, New Mexico, are not affected.
07/06/2014 10:00amIn-state students who graduate from one of New Hampshire's public colleges and universities in 2016 could be the first in state history to pay the same tuition for four consecutive years.
07/06/2014 10:40amThe new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy — but it didn't leave them empty-handed.
07/06/2014 10:51amA federal judge will hear arguments this week on whether to toss a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging rules that force congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges.
07/06/2014 12:20pmCoal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.
07/06/2014 12:33pmFor millions of veterans in rural America, the challenges of accessing an overburdened and scandal-plagued health care system go beyond having to wait months to land an appointment.
07/06/2014 12:50pmPower has been restored on Ocracoke Island and officials have reopened the remote Outer Banks town to visitors after Hurricane Arthur slammed the island.
07/06/2014 1:01pmWhat began nine years ago as a mission to help one child, blind and wheelchair-bound due to cancer, ride a horse has grown into a program that has helped hundreds of special needs residents throughout the Eastern Panhandle.
07/06/2014 1:01pmEgypt's president decreed an increase in sales tax on cigarettes, beer and wine, the latest in a series of price hikes that aim to ease the country's staggering budget deficit.
07/06/2014 2:31pmThe Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.
07/06/2014 4:20pmThey were dubbed the "forgotten souls" — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.
07/06/2014 7:20pmExpedia Inc. says it has agreed to pay 703 million Australian dollars ($658 million) for Wotif.com Holdings Ltd., an online travel company that covers the Asia-Pacific region.
07/06/2014 7:30pmNV Energy officials have identified the cause of a power outage that affected 1,350 customers Sunday morning around the Sparks industrial area: a bird.
07/06/2014 10:10pmAsian stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S. corporate earnings following last week's strong job numbers.
07/06/2014 10:40pmGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel met the Chinese premier Monday and hailed ties between the two sides as she led a large business delegation on a visit to promote trade with the Asian economic giant.