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  • 1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At…

  • Box Office: ‘Hobbit’ wins Christmas, ‘Big Eyes’ flops

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christmas saw the arrival of a host of fresh fare for moviegoers, but “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods” were no match for “The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies.” The…

  • Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, and was…

  • 2014 timeline of Atlantic City’s battered casinos

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down in 2014 (and a fifth nearly joined them before being rescued under a last-minute financing arrangement). Here’s a look at what was…

  • AirAsia jet lost in stormy weather over Indonesia with 162 aboard; 3rd Malaysia airline shock

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia has turned worse, with an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappearing today over stormy Indonesian waters. There’s been no word on…

  • Atlantic City eager for 2015 after its worst year

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Few people are more eager to see the clock strike midnight on Dec. 31 than Atlantic City casino executives and the thousands of workers who still have jobs there. Four…

  • AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost; 3rd Malaysia airline shock

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate…

  • Farmers brace for labor shortage under new policy

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California — the nation’s leading grower of fruits, vegetables and nuts — fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama’s executive action…

  • Arizona Gov. Brewer leaving legacy of battling Washington

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought President Barack Obama on immigration and border security for most of her tenure, earning national prominence by enacting tough laws that were mainly struck down by the…

  • Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

    An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here’s a look at the key developments: __ Air Asia Flight 8501 took…

  • Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident

    The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here’s a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest…

  • Congress likely to make key decisions on drones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come…

  • In 83 speeches, senator pushes for climate change

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Like he did 82 times before, Sheldon Whitehouse stood on the Senate floor and preached the dangers of climate change. In his last speech before Congress adjourned, the senator warned that…

  • Residents alarmed as Coast Guard changes foghorns

    YORK, Maine (AP) — For Tom Bradbury and his neighbors, the town foghorn is more than just a familiar, wistful noise — it represents something greater, like peace itself. “There’s a sense that someone is…

  • Missing AirAsia jet Indonesia’s latest air woe

    The disappearance of an AirAsia jet en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday is the latest of many recent air incidents for Indonesia. The sprawling archipelago nation of 250 million people is one of…