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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in almost all large U.S. cities in April, helped by stronger hiring. The gains show the job market is improving throughout the country.
ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) -- Authorities are attributing the explosion on a derailed freight train near Baltimore to the chemical cargo in one of the cars.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. banks earned more from January through March than during any quarter on record, buoyed by greater income from fees and fewer losses from bad loans.
PIERRE, S.D. — Two young brothers from Pierre are being credited with sinking back-to-back holes-in-one at the city's Hillsview Golf Course. Nine-year-old Alex Rowe and his 11-year-old brother, Josh, are...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's working mothers are now the primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of households with children - a milestone in the changing face of modern families, up from just 11 percent in 1960.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann's surprise announcement that she won't seek a fifth term has her opponent saying that she "read the tea leaves." Jim Graves is the Democrat who nearly beat Bachmann in November. He says he thinks Bachmann heard a message in last fall's close race. Graves said in an interview on KARE-TV of Minneapolis on Wednesday that voters are looking for someone who has more of a business background and understands the economy.
ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) -- Federal investigators planned to spend the coming days piecing together what caused a chemical-carrying CSX train to collide with a garbage truck, derail and explode at a rail crossing in suburban Baltimore.
BEIJING (AP) -- The mother of the Chinese newborn trapped in a sewer pipe in a stunning ordeal caught on video had raised the initial alarm and was present for the entire two-hour rescue but did not admit giving birth until confronted by police, reports said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative firebrand and a favorite of tea party Republicans, said Wednesday she will not run for another term in the U.S. House.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Eduardo Escobar hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the 14th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Jean Segura went 6 for 7 — all singles — to raise his batting average to an NL-leading .366 but Milwaukee lost for the fourth straight time and 20th in 25 games.