Woods wins golf writers award for 10th time

HOUSTON (AP) — Tiger Woods has been voted male player of the year by the Golf Writers Association of America by an overwhelming margin...

Finchem says PGA Tour will get by without Woods

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Even as he held firm that golf would survive no matter how long Tiger Woods stayed away, PGA...

Americans increase spending, but not on new homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are starting to spend a bit more money, but not enough to power a strong economic recovery. Consumer spending posted its...

Mich. hopes to reuse 2 recently shuttered prisons

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is still looking for federal or out-of-state inmates to fill a pair of recently shuttered prisons after reaching a deal...

Buffett’s company continues cutting Moody’s stake

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company is continuing to reduce its stake in credit ratings firm Moody's Corp., but Berkshire Hathaway Inc....

Geithner: Job growth should resume by springtime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he believes it's reasonable to expect "positive job growth" by spring and that people should have...

Stocks finish slightly higher despite housing data

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended an erratic session with a slender gain Wednesday as rising commodities prices offset disappointment over an unexpected drop...

US housing data tempers optimism in world markets

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets rose modestly Wednesday on optimism about the recovery even as Wall Street remained flat, as downbeat housing data...

Panic but no deaths in jet accident in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Passengers on American Airlines Flight 331 had endured the crowded airports and delays of holiday travel, and were moments from...

Tears, prayers mark Asian tsunami anniversary, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Buddhist monks chanted on white-sand beaches in Thailand and thousands prayed at mosques in Indonesia to mark the fifth anniversary...

NKorea weapons smugglers left trail around world

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities' high-profile inspection of 35 tons of North Korean weapons was nearing completion Friday, as clues emerging around the world...

NKorea weapons smugglers left trail around world, 3rd Ld-Writethru, AS

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities' high-profile inspection of 35 tons of North Korean weapons was nearing completion Friday, as clues emerging around the world...

NKorean weapons smugglers left trail around world, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities' high-profile inspection of 35 tons of North Korean weapons was nearing completion Friday, as clues emerging around the world...

Crew of NKorean weapons plane jailed 12 more days, 1st Ld-Writethru,...

BANGKOK (AP) — The crew of a cargo plane loaded with weapons from North Korea was ordered Friday to remain in a Thai prison...

Crew of NKorean weapons plane jailed 12 more days

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered the crew of a cargo plane seized in Bangkok earlier this month to remain in a...

Crew of NKorean weapons plane jailed 12 more days, 9th Ld,...

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered the crew of a cargo plane seized in Bangkok earlier this month to remain in a...

Some struggles, a lot of hope, for tsunami orphans, AS

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — The 2004 tsunami obliterated Pipit's village, wiped out her family and swept her through churning waters, cascading debris and...

Tsunami recovery: numbers tell the tale, AS

On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive undersea earthquake off Indonesia triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in 14 Asian and African countries. The quake: —...

Tsunami recovery: numbers tell the tale

On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive undersea earthquake off Indonesia triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in 14 Asian and African countries. The quake: —...

US pastor accused of student visa conspiracy, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A pastor in California has been accused by immigration authorities of helping foreigners fraudulently obtain student visas and handing...