Insider Q&A: Assessing the stock market boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Why has the U.S. stock market done so well in the past year? What might happen in the near future? Robert Baur, chief global economist for Principal Global Investors, analyzes worldwide trends that help answer such questions.


  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Minnesota mosque explosion 'deeper and scarier' than threats

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. Its leaders say they're more frightened now after an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers.


  • Written by By JEFF BAENEN , Associated Press

Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended amid investigation


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News said Saturday that it has suspended Eric Bolling, co-host of its late-afternoon news program "The Specialists," while it investigates allegations he sent a lewd photo to co-workers.

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Justice Dept. revives effort looking at forensic evidence


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is reviving work on federal standards for what forensic experts can say in court and plans to create a program to monitor the accuracy of forensic testimony.

  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press