08/22/2014 12:00amWhen Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign policy.
08/22/2014 1:20amA woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about the moment that nearly killed her.
08/22/2014 1:20amConvicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s, has died at age 75.
08/22/2014 1:32amJell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.
08/22/2014 4:20amThe South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has received more than $59,000 in federal funds for health and safety training of miners.
08/22/2014 5:00amUkraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion"
08/22/2014 5:10amWith assurances of mutual development and good neighborliness, Chinese President Xi Jinping courted public opinion Friday in Mongolia, a country that has often been wary of domination by its massive southern neighbor.
08/22/2014 5:10amTwo days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of when it will start raising rates.
08/22/2014 5:51amGermany is seeking to calm a diplomatic spat with Qatar after the Gulf nation took umbrage at a German official's claim that it is funding the extremist Islamic State group.
08/22/2014 6:30amCameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas.
08/22/2014 7:40amStocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.
08/22/2014 8:00amYellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult.
08/22/2014 8:21amGermany is suing a Swiss bank to reclaim millions of euros that once belonged to communist East Germany.
08/22/2014 8:21amA Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show.
08/22/2014 8:41amOfficials with the Tahoe Douglas Sewer Improvement District are denying accusations that they haven't released employee salary records to a conservative Nevada think tank.
08/22/2014 9:00amGrain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/22/2014 9:00amAbout 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
08/22/2014 9:41amMcDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.
08/22/2014 10:01amIn an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.
08/22/2014 10:01amStocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates.
08/22/2014 10:11amWhat if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?
08/22/2014 10:20amPresident Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.
08/22/2014 10:20amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
08/22/2014 10:21amAgricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.
08/22/2014 10:50amDespite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.
08/22/2014 11:31amA Southwest Airlines jet has made a safe emergency landing after blowing a tire during takeoff.
08/22/2014 11:41amConservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.
08/22/2014 11:41amAbout 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
08/22/2014 11:50amA month ago, Ryota Kojima had very little experience with dairy cattle and farm life. But that didn't stop the 12-year-old from leading a cow during the 4-H and Open Class Dairy Show at the Brown County Fair on the afternoon of Aug. 14.
08/22/2014 12:10pmOregon files lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over state's troubled health exchange website.
08/22/2014 12:20pmMexico is now launching a special 5,000-strong police force to combat industrial, farm and business crime.
08/22/2014 12:44pmEuropean Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Friday the bank is ready to do more to boost the shaky recovery in the 18 countries that use the euro — but warns governments must join in efforts to reduce stubbornly high unemployment.
08/22/2014 12:51pmAbout 100,000 Californians who haven't yet proved their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. face losing their health care coverage this fall, state officials said.
08/22/2014 1:10pmOilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.
08/22/2014 1:11pmThe transition from the safe environment of high school to the realities of the working world can be rough for anyone, but add a developmental disability and the road to the real world can be that much bumpier.
08/22/2014 1:31pmGrain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/22/2014 1:33pmGrain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/22/2014 2:10pmShadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates.
08/22/2014 2:40pmThe stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months.
08/22/2014 2:50pmAn abortion rights organization filed the first court challenge Friday to a Louisiana law that will require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.
08/22/2014 3:11pmModel aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.
08/22/2014 3:31pmA top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.
08/22/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Friday:
08/22/2014 3:31pmCleveland authorities say a traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.
08/22/2014 3:32pmFitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
08/22/2014 3:41pmA top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.
08/22/2014 3:51pmSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week.
08/22/2014 3:51pmThe central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.
08/22/2014 4:21pmNevada's financially strapped public hospital, University Medical Center in Las Vegas, could be on the hook to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal court costs and sanctions after an appointed overseer concluded that it failed to produce documents as required in an employee wage and hours lawsuit.
08/22/2014 4:41pmMexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.
08/22/2014 4:41pmAn auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.
08/22/2014 5:01pmSeeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.
08/22/2014 5:11pmTrading for the week in New York Stock Exchange issues:
08/22/2014 5:20pmThe state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.
08/22/2014 5:20pmThe internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.
08/22/2014 5:30pmGaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators.
08/22/2014 5:31pmCanada has banned journalists with China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper from joining Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an Arctic trip, prompting complaints by Chinese reporters who say they're being discriminated against.
08/22/2014 7:01pmThe governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO.
08/22/2014 8:11pmMore than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
08/22/2014 9:41pmGoldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007.
08/22/2014 10:10pmIf anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:
08/22/2014 11:30pmThe green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier.