WASHINGTON (AP) — What the global economy could use right now is a dose of higher prices, though that might be unfathomable to people who still bear scars from the double-digit inflation of the 1970s.
CHICAGO (AP) — The sunny skies that started melting the snow in earnest this week gave way to steady rain — and more melting — in Chicago Thursday morning, causing some flooding and raising commuters' fears that they will later be confronted by submerged streets, sidewalks and basements.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released records show that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign partnered with a Republican lieutenant governor candidate in 2010 to tap wealthy donors who had already given all they could to Walker, a move designed to bolster their potential ticket.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook's announcement it is paying $19 billion in cash and stock to acquire WhatsApp is a milestone in the short history of mobile messaging apps. Hundreds of millions of people have downloaded such apps to their smartphones and tablets to chat and share photos and videos for free, making them potent rivals to Facebook. WhatsApp alone has 450 million active monthly users.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Just as pressure was building on President Barack Obama to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to refineries in Texas, the project ran into another obstacle — and it came again from Nebraska.
NEW YORK (AP) — The news of conflict and bloodshed in another part of the world hit close to home for Ukrainians living in the United States and Canada, as they worried about what would come next for their violence-torn homeland.
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — The lone winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a convenience store in central California, but there was no immediate word on who may have won one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history.
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — The second floor of an activity center at a rural church in southern Mississippi collapsed during an evening youth service, sending about 70 people tumbling and injuring at least 15 of them, authorities said.
Rock star David Bowie used the celebrity spotlight to enter the debate about Scottish independence, appealing to Scots not to leave the United Kingdom. "Scotland, stay with us," Bowie, 67, said in a message read out by model Kate Moss as she collected his award for best British male at the UK's top pop awards, the Brits, on Wednesday night. Bowie is the latest high-profile public figure to wade into the debate about whether Scotland should vote on September 18 to end its 307-year tie with England and become an independent country. His intervention was welcomed by those fighting independence with Labour MP Jim Murphy tweeting: "David Bowie has had his say.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Facing life in federal prison with no chance at parole while carrying a conviction of raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, a former U.S. soldier hanged himself in his cell in Arizona.
A single ticket bought in the San Francisco bay area scooped the sixth highest lottery jackpot in U.S. history on Wednesday, winning roughly $425 million, lottery officials said. The ticket matched all six winning numbers in a nationwide game, California lottery officials said on Twitter. They were 1, 17, 35, 49, 54, and 34, according to organizer Powerball's website. There was no immediate word on the winner's identity.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The FBI says a black civil rights activist was killed during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, and it suspects militant members of the American Indian Movement are responsible, according to recently released documents.