- Roswell police offer station as 'safe zone' for online sales Updated: Oct-03-15 3:07 pm
ROSWELL, New Mexico - The Roswell Police Department is offering its headquarters as a safe place for people buying and selling things online to meet.
- Connecticut lieutenant governor, lawmakers travel to Taiwan Updated: Oct-03-15 12:07 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman is leading a weeklong business and trade mission to Taiwan.
- Public defender says court appointed defense pays little Updated: Oct-03-15 11:10 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio public defender says qualified lawyers are increasingly cutting back on court-appointed work representing poor defendants, leaving that work to less-experienced attorneys.
- Massachusetts leaders hopeful but cautious on economy Updated: Oct-03-15 10:57 am
BOSTON - There are plenty of reasons for House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other Massachusetts leaders to feel upbeat about the state's current fiscal and economic health.
- Paycheck mystery: More jobs and fewer people but limp raises Updated: Oct-03-15 10:41 am
WASHINGTON - Companies have posted a record number of job openings just when a diminished proportion of Americans are either working or looking for work.
- Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market Updated: Oct-03-15 10:06 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market no longer looks quite so robust.
- Departures from Alaska at highest point in 25 years Updated: Oct-03-15 5:34 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - More people left Alaska last year than they have in decades, with net migration out of the state at its highest point in in the past quarter-century.
- Portugal: A look at the election of a new government Updated: Oct-03-15 2:18 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal holds a general election Sunday when the country's 9.7 million eligible voters choose a government for the next four years. Here are some of the issues:
- Stock market shakes off an early stumble, ends higher Updated: Oct-02-15 7:16 pm
NEW YORK - News of slower hiring last month jolted markets early Friday, driving government bonds up and the dollar down. The stock market, after slumping in early trading, finished the day with a solid gain.
- FairPoint unemployment benefit decision is reversed Updated: Oct-02-15 5:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The chairwoman of Maine's Unemployment Insurance Commission has reversed a decision to award unemployment benefits to workers who went on strike against FairPoint Communications, drawing an angry response from two unions on Friday.
- Illinois tax break deals yield uncertain results for state Updated: Oct-02-15 5:19 pm
CHICAGO - A newspaper analysis shows that companies who receive tax breaks through Illinois' primary job-creation program often don't add jobs and sometimes even lay off workers.
- Connecticut tobacco farmers look to new markets in Cuba Updated: Oct-02-15 4:58 pm
SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut - As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba.
- An ailing global economy starts to weigh on US job market Updated: Oct-02-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States.
- Wal-Mart HQ cuts with 'need to become a more agile company' Updated: Oct-02-15 4:11 pm
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart laid off 450 workers at its headquarters Friday as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble so that it can better compete with the likes of Amazon.com.
- India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge Updated: Oct-02-15 1:19 pm
NEW DELHI - India's long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world's No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant efforts to rein in the growth of emissions linked to its fast-surging demands for energy, analysts said Friday.
- Orders to US factories down 1.7 percent in August Updated: Oct-02-15 10:19 am
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount in eight months, led by a drop in demand for commercial airplanes and weakness in a key category that tracks business investment spending.
- Slow job growth predicted in West Virginia through 2020 Updated: Oct-02-15 9:01 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia University researchers are forecasting continued high unemployment in West Virginia.
- German car exports up 7 pct in September over year earlier Updated: Oct-02-15 8:41 am
BERLIN - A German industry group says that German car exports were up 7 percent in September compared with a year earlier, while new registrations of cars at home climbed 5 percent.
- Ethiopia plans to export natural gas in 3 to 5 years Updated: Oct-02-15 8:00 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A government official in Ethiopia says his country will begin exporting natural gas in three to five years following the discovery of huge reserves in the country's Somali region.
- Murders test Bangladesh claims that radical Islam in check Updated: Oct-02-15 7:00 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A string of slayings claimed by radical Islamic groups has Bangladesh scrambling to contain what appears to be a rising tide of extremism, and it couldn't have come at a worse time - the country's fragile economic growth is faltering this year amid renewed political unrest.
- Portuguese set to stick with what they know in elections Updated: Oct-02-15 4:27 am
LISBON, Portugal - The past four years of austerity have been hard for Portuguese pensioner Rogerio Justino, his son and grandchildren. Despite that, he will vote Sunday to re-elect the country's center-right coalition government which imposed the tough measures.
- North Dakota wheat stocks up 3 percent from year ago Updated: Oct-02-15 2:30 am
FARGO, North Dakota - Wheat stocks in North Dakota are up 3 percent from a year ago, to 322 million bushels.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm
Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead
- Bernanke, in new memoir, recalls Lehman's 'surreal' failure Updated: Oct-01-15 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Ben Bernanke recalls the September weekend in 2008 when regulators sought desperately but in vain to save the investment bank Lehman Brothers as a "terrible, surreal moment."
- Nebraska economic development director out after 8 months Updated: Oct-01-15 7:42 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's new economic development director abruptly left her position Thursday after a little more than eight months on the job, with Gov. Pete Ricketts saying the state needs leadership that can promote it nationally and globally.