Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:22
Gary D. Robertson, The Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. - Singer Clay Aiken, a former "American Idol" runner-up, officially filed Thursday to run for Congress in North Carolina, saying that he wants to help end Washington's paralysis and that no single political party has all the answers.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:48
Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press
NEW YORK, N.Y. - On flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, first-class passengers can enjoy a Mesclun salad with king crab or a grilled USDA prime beef tenderloin, stretch out in a 3-foot (0.91-meter)-wide seat that converts to a bed and wash it all down with a pre-slumber Krug "Grande Cuvee" Brut Champagne.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:47
Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted Thursday that some recent economic data have pointed to weaker-than-expected gains in consumer spending and job growth. She said the Fed will be watching to see whether the slowdown proves only a temporary blip caused by severe winter weather.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:26
Abdullah Rebhy, The Associated Press
DOHA, Qatar - An apparent gas explosion Thursday at a restaurant near a filling station in the Qatari capital killed 12 people and wounded several more, emergency services officials in the energy-rich Gulf nation said.