By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A cellphone game for kids about U.S. geography, "Stack the States," gets rave reviews from parents. Its creator, Dan Russell-Pinson, considered making the 99-cent app better by adding a feature to allow children to play online against one another
By JUSTIN POPEAssociated Press
It was a year of storms, of raging winds and rising waters, but also broader turbulence that strained our moorings. Our atmosphere, our politics, our economy - rarely in memory have they seemed in such constant agitation.
Our emotions, too. In the year's final
By By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a watchdog group accused of violating federal law when it shared a whistle-blower settlement with a government economist 14 years ago.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly made
By By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose on Wall Street as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in budget talks in Washington. Just two weeks remain before tax increases and government spending cuts take effect if no deal is reached.
On the floor of the New
By By RAF CASERT and DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece is failing to collect the tax it is owed and is in danger of missing key targets that need to be met to reduce the government's staggering debt pile, the European Union warned on Monday.
An EU task force
By By PAM RAMSEY and MICHELE SALCEDOAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Sen. Joe Manchin, an avid hunter and lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, says it's time for all sides in the gun policy debate to move beyond the political rhetoric and begin an honest discussion
By By DAVE COLLINSAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Weapons used by Connecticut gunman Adam Lanza, who killed 20 children and six school workers Friday after killing his mother at their home. Lanza committed suicide in Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The primary murder weapon:
By Associated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones
By By ADAM GELLERAP National Writer
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the bar, everybody knew her name.
Nancy Lanza was the one who, if she heard you were short on cash, regularly offered to pick up the tab at My Place.
Two or three nights a week, Lanza - the mother of the gunman in Connecticut's
By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Business economists believe the country will see modest growth in 2013 with strength coming from a further rebound in housing which will help offset weakness in business investment.
In its latest survey of top forecasters, the National