BALTIMORE (AP) - More than 1,000 people were defrauded out of about $70 million by a group advertising the dream of homeownership in what turned out to be a nightmare Ponzi scheme, federal and Maryland officials said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Confirming at least 40 cases of swine flu in the U.S., the Obama administration said Monday it was responding aggressively as if the outbreak would spread into a full pandemic. Officials urged Americans against most travel to Mexico as the virus that began there spread to the United States and beyond.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia professor suspected of killing his wife and two other men outside a community theater has a plane ticket to fly to the Netherlands later this week and left behind an empty passport wallet, federal authorities said Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Yet another prominent Georgia Republican has decided he won't run for governor in 2010.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is pushing to rein in costs for millions of Americans who use credit cards, an appeal to consumers as many struggle to pay their bills.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wading into the politically charged immigration debate, a group of colleges and universities is urging Congress to give illegal immigrants tuition aid and a path to citizenship in light of efforts in several states to block them.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the bank rescue program devised by the Obama administration Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund predicted U.S. financial institutions could lose $2.7 trillion from the global credit crisis. Geithner, testifying before the rescue plan's Congressional Oversight Panel, faced several questions about how Treasury is using the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program and how it intends to help rid financial institutions of their bad loans ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A line of storms swept across the Southeast with 70 mph winds and possible tornadoes, killing two people in their mobile homes in north Alabama, authorities said Monday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Attorneys for Imperial Sugar say a whistleblower faked a report that he says warned company executives of explosive dust hazards days before a deadly blast at the company's sugar refinery near Savannah.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people receiving jobless benefits exceeded 6 million for the first time, the government reported Thursday, and housing construction unexpectedly plunged to its second-lowest level on record - fresh evidence that the recession is far from over.
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle fought back tears Wednesday as he reluctantly dropped out of the race for governor, saying he has a degenerative spine condition that will require surgery. The surprise announcement immediately scrambled the crowded contest to replace Gov. Sonny Perdue when his second term expires in 2010. Cagle was considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination with the primary still more than one year away. The 43-year-old Republican from Gainesville said ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite the dismal economy, motorists may want to take to the road this summer. The federal government says gasoline prices are expected to stay relatively low.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Retail sales fell unexpectedly in March, delivering a setback to hopes that the economy's steep slide could be bottoming out. President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in separate speeches Tuesday that while other recent economic signs have been hopeful, problems persist and a true recovery will take more time. The Commerce Department said retail sales dipped 1.1 percent in March. It was the biggest decline in ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama promised Monday that the U.S. would seek to halt the increasing threat of piracy off the Horn of Africa.
Five years ago, it was the stuff of science fiction: Replace someone's face with one from a dead donor. But on Thursday, Boston doctors performed the world's seventh such transplant - less than a week after one in France - and plans are in the works for more.