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 CHRISTINE ARMARIOAP Education Writer
MIAMI (AP) - Jessica Kornfeld sat down with her son and daughter after school on Friday and shared with them the unthinkable, horrific news out of Connecticut: Someone had stormed into an elementary school and killed children nearly their same age.
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 DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama's good soldier.
The Massachusetts lawmaker has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down diplomatic disputes, spending hours drinking tea and taking
By By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - On the road and in financial markets, it pays to ask somebody with a good sense of direction.
Two years ago, most of Wall Street's economists believed interest rates had bottomed out. But not Priya Misra, a top investment strategist at
By By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Congregations are flocking to houses of worship to try to make sense of the Connecticut school massacre that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults.
Newtown, Conn., residents sought solace in each other's company while
By By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
As President Barack Obama's top candidate for
By By JAKE COYLEAP Entertainment Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" led the box office with a haul of $84.8 million, a record-setting opening better than the three previous "Lord of the Rings" films.
The Warner Bros. Middle Earth epic was the biggest December opening ever,
By By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of families and businesses will get hit by big tax increases a lot sooner than many realize if Congress and the White House don't agree on a plan to skirt the year-end fiscal cliff of higher tax rates and big government