Ken Sweet, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 1:31pm
More Americans have access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that the improving economy is helping lift the nation's poorest households.
Andrew Demillo, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 1:22pm
A labor union that has demonstrated against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a judge's decision barring it from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping.
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 1:11pm
Louisiana's Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor's order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.
Alison Noon, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 12:52pm
Political donors have spent a record $450 million to support and oppose 17 November ballot initiatives in California, beating the state's own record for the most spent on propositions in a single year, campaign reports filed Thursday show.
Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 12:51pm
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial security of health insurance" because of the Affordable Care Act.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 12:41pm
Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients.
Sam Hananel, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 12:41pm
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction of Osama bin Laden's former personal assistant, but the ruling did little to settle a simmering dispute over the limits of prosecuting terror suspects before military tribunals.
Munir Ahmed, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 12:41pm
Pakistan's media regulation authority said Thursday it was imposing a blanket ban on Bollywood films and other Indian content on its television networks and radio stations amid increasing tension between the two nuclear-armed rivals on the issue of the disputed region of Kashmir.