By Cain Burdeau The Associated Press CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — Thomas Stone and his wife rebuilt their home after it was flooded by six feet of water during Hurricane Katrina and never dreamed they would face the agony of tearing it apart. They tapped into Lauren Stone’s 401(k) retirement savings and saved $1,000 by installing […]
By Monica Rhor The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Like dozens of other workers from Vietnam and China, Tiep Ngo had been lured to the Daewoosa clothing factory in American Samoa by promises of good pay. She left behind her child, her husband and her parents and paid $5,000 for her job contract only to […]
Kim Yu-na won the title at the World Figure Skating Championships on Mar. 28, setting off celebrations from Southern California to South Korea.
Lori Phanachone is a bright student. She maintains a 3.9 grade point average, is a member of the National Honor Society, and ranks seventh out of 119 seniors at Storm Lake High School in Storm Lake, Iowa.
SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) — A Ford dealer, angered over the proposed bailout of U.S. automakers, blames the nation’s sour economy on Congress and criticized buyers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recent U.S. Census numbers show Nashville’s suburbs have become dramatically more diverse over the last seven years.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — When the financial crisis hit the United States in September, it caused many Americans to panic. What most didn’t realize — but what is all too clear
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anh “Joseph” Cao was taken from war-ravaged Vietnam as an 8-year-old boy, leaving his parents for the safety and hope of America. He immigrated to the United States in 1975.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, turning to a former Army chief of staff once vilified by the Bush administration for questioning its Iraq war strategy.
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. on Dec. 4 tapped a former Yahoo search executive to lead its online push, adding to the intrigue surrounding a possible search partnership between the two rivals.