Associated Press

After First Year, Smithsonian Chief has Big Ideas
September 8, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2009, Associated Press — Wayne Clough pulls a thumb-sized computer flash drive from his pocket and marvels at how many of the Smithsonian Institution's millions of objects can be captured on it.

Bernanke Optimistic Economy Will Grow Again Soon
August 24, 2009

JACKSON, Wyo., August 21, 2009, Associated Press — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday offered his most optimistic outlook since the financial crisis struck, saying the economy is on the verge of growing again.

Barbra Streisand to Auction Items for Charity
August 7, 2009

LOS ANGELES, August 6, 2009, Associated Press — Want to lounge in a wicker chair from Barbra Streisand's sunroom? Perhaps wear one of her designer dresses or tinkle the keys of her baby grand piano?

Pope to Cut Album for Charity
July 31, 2009

LONDON, July 31, 2009, Associated Press — A new album coming out of Abbey Road studios may be a first: it features the pope praying as well as singing.

Penn State Charity Gets Lift From Buckeyes, Others
July 10, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Associated Press — The Penn State Nittany Lions' workout schedule Friday includes lifting weights and pull-ups, followed by an odd assortment of drills like pulling sleds and pushing around giant tractor-trailer tires in front of hundreds of fans.

EU Was World's Largest Aid Donor in 2008
July 10, 2009

BRUSSELS, July 10, 2009, Associated Press — The European Union said Friday that it was the world's biggest aid donor last year, spending euro12 billion ($16.7 billion) on poorer nations - or about 60 percent of all global aid.