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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell in March by the most in seven months. The drop reflected a steep decline in commercial aircraft demand and little growth in orders that signal future business investment. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
EARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. reported a better-than-expected $1.6 billion profit in the first quarter as growing demand in the U.S. and China for its new vehicles helped...
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) -- U.S. investigators are in contact with the parents of the two Boston bombing suspects in southern Russia and working with Russian security officials to shed light on the deadly attack, a U.S. Embassy official said Wednesday. By ARSEN MOLLAYEV Associated Press
HASTINGS, Minn. - A Minnesota man is now charged with planning the deaths of his wife and their unborn child. A Dakota County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Roger Holland of Apple Valley on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of his wife, Margorie, and her 15-week-old fetus. Holland originally was charged with second-degree murder in both deaths. Police found Margorie Holland at the bottom of stairs in the couple's town house. But the medical examiner concluded she died of strangulation, not a fall down the stairs.
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. - A former Browerville High School student has admitted he was among athletes who sexually assaulted teammates. Nineteen-year-old Seth Kellen pleaded guilty Monday in Todd County court to felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. As part of Kellen's plea, two counts filed in juvenile court were dismissed.
Did brotherly bond play role in Boston bombings? MALCOLM RITTER,AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It's a vexing puzzle about the Boston Marathon bombings: The younger of the two accused brothers hardly seemed headed for a monumental act of violence. How could he team up with his older brother to do this? Nobody knows for sure, but some experts in sibling research say the powerful bonds that can develop between brothers may have played a role.
2nd Miss. man investigated in ricin case EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS,Associated Press JEFF AMY,Associated Press TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officials searched the home of a second Mississippi man in connection to ricin-laced letters sent to the president and a U.S. senator after charges were dropped without explanation against a man arrested in the case last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- We're in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older - and are taking few steps to get ready. By LAURAN NEERGAARD and JENNIFER AGIESTA Associated Press
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford says net income rose 15 percent in the first quarter to $1.6 billion as record North American profits overcame weakness in Europe and South America...
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh's capital Wednesday morning, killing at least 70 people and trapping many more in a jumbled mess of shattered concrete and bricks, officials said. By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press