By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With his nation under financial strain, President Barack Obama is restricting the inaugural balls to the lowest number in 60 years, with just two official parties plus a concert honoring military families.
The subdued celebration revealed Thursday i
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Dozens of Michigan schools canceled classes for thousands of students to cool off rumored threats of violence and problems related to doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan calendar, officials said Thursday.
Public schools in Genesee and Lapeer counties, nei
By LEANNE ITALIEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer Perry isn't much of a drinker. Never has been, yet she's ready every New Year's Eve for the inevitable attention when she's out trying to have a good time.
"I don't care if everyone at the table orders a drink but me.
By SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - British government prosecutors have set out new guidelines to make it harder to bring legal cases against people who send offensive messages on Twitter and Facebook.
The guidelines, published Wednesday, come amid increasing criminal prosecutions against pe
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 MATT SEDENSKYAssociated Press
Most died at the very start of their young lives, tiny victims taken in a way not fit for anyone regardless of age. Others found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own.
By Kate Stanhope,
Jersey boy Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band got 12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief off to a rollicking start Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden with a poignant opening set that included "Land of Hopes and Dreams," "Wrecking Ball" and "My City of Ruins."