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DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler avoided a showdown with government safety regulators Tuesday, agreeing to recall 2.7 million older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs that could be at risk of a fuel tank fire.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- In a major breakthrough, the Taliban and the U.S. announced Tuesday that they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan as the Islamic militant movement opened an office in Qatar.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. builders began construction on more single-family homes and apartments in May, encouraged by more buyers and a scarcity of houses for sale.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The founder of Best Buy says he has plans to make his family foundation one of Minnesota's largest. Dick Schulze says he will expand the $100 million foundation to about $1 billion and will donate most of the money to education and medical research. The 72-year-old Schulze tells the Star Tribune ( http://bit.ly/11VJqD9 ) that he and his wife, Maureen, plan to donate about half their net worth to the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation based in Minneapolis. Schulze says Mark Dienhart, an executive at the University of St.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in May as higher energy costs were partly offset by cheaper food. The small increase underscores that inflation is mild.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday lawmakers "know there are dozens" of terrorist plots that have been disrupted by a sweeping government surveillance program, saying he's worried that more leaks could further harm national security.
DETROIT (AP) -- In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The abortion wars return to Congress in a big way with House legislation to ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan forces have taken over the lead from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for security nationwide, President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday in a significant milestone in the 12-year war.