By SUSANNE M. SCHAFERAssociated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A war over, the Army heeds Congress' demands to cuts costs by paring its ranks. But the nation's economy is weak, and unemployment rates are high.
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.
By By FRAZIER MOOREAP Television Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - "Saturday Night Live" made a rare departure from its comedic opening to pay tribute to the children and adults killed at a Connecticut elementary school.
Not known for treating anything seriously or tenderly, the show made a fitting exception
By By HELEN O'NEILLAP Special Correspondent
A gold plaque hangs next to a bullet hole in the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., where a lone gunman killed six worshippers and injured three others last August.
By By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been just a month on the calendar but seemingly a lifetime in politics since House Speaker John Boehner got a pricey bottle of red wine from President Barack Obama as a birthday present, a feel-good image that the speaker's aides twe
By By The Associated Press
NAME - Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel.
AGE-BIRTH DATE - 66; Oct. 4, 1946.
EDUCATION - Graduate, Brown Institute for Radio and Television, Minneapolis, 1966; bachelor's degree, history, University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1971.
By Andrew Housser
In the hubbub of the holiday shopping season, it is easy to get talked into paying extra for an extended service plan for a product that you may not truly need. There is a reason retailers push these plans. Warranties are money-makers for them.
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."
By By BRIAN SKOLOFF and BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The family of an 11-year-old leukemia patient whose mother unexpectedly took her from a Phoenix hospital last month has a history of removing the child from medical facilities against the advice of doctors, police said Wednesday a