By BERNARD McGHEEAssociated Press
Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." Some of the notables who died in 2012 created images in our minds that remained unchanged over decades.
Sadly, for others an
By By MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker to make one that appeals to all kids.
McKenna Pope, 13, of Garfield, N.J., got
By By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Three workers at a Syrian steel plant, including an Italian, have been kidnapped, officials said Monday.
Italy's foreign ministry did not say where or when the kidnappings occurred but that the plant is located in the regime stronghold
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 JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The pomp surrounding the inauguration of the president of the United States can carry a hefty price tag, from the glitzy galas to all those inaugural balls.
Think of it this way: It can cost about the same as 150 Bentley cars, several
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 JIMMY GOLENAP Sports Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots silenced their "End Zone Militia" on Sunday night, taking the muskets away from the Revolutionary War re-enactors who fire into the air to celebrate every score.
The memory of the Connecticut school shooting was
By By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Pepsi is quietly changing its sweetener ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for next month.
The change comes as PepsiCo Inc. looks to reinvigorate its namesake brands after losing market share to Coca-Cola Co. in
By By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even in retirement, Barney Frank promises to antagonize the right wing.
The 72-year-old Massachusetts representative ends a storied congressional career in less than three weeks. In a tenure that spanned more than three decades, Frank has