A federal trial over a $100 million investors' lawsuit against Venezuela includes allegations of fraud, hints of an international criminal conspiracy, and references to diamonds, German junk bonds and a mysterious house fire in Switzerland.
When Vermont last month pledged $1 million to the company that recently acquired the former IBM plant near Burlington, it wasn't the only enticement the state dangled in hopes of keeping a longtime economic linchpin happy.
When sisters Caroline Clark and Dianne Rissman set up their quilt shop in the house on their family farm in Iowa 2004, vendors they would call about fabric or thread would helpfully tell them it would be easier to order on line.
Development of a futuristic weapon depicted in video games and science fiction is going well enough that a Navy admiral wants to skip an at-sea prototype in favor of installing an operational unit aboard a destroyer planned to go into service in 2018.
North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.
Prison inmates in Iowa are paying cheaper telephone rates to talk to their families under a rule change that Gov. Terry Branstad has highlighted as part of his criminal justice reform efforts, but the change was also federally mandated.
Subjects like rapid prototyping, 3-D texture painting and the intricacies of digital media review systems became comic material Saturday for Olivia Munn and Jason Segel, hosts of the film academy's Scientific and Technical Awards. Or at least they tried their best.
It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas — tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other.
Hancock Fabrics has sent letters to all employees at its Lee County headquarters and distribution center, warning they could lose their jobs after March 15 if no buyer is found for the bankrupt fabric retailer.