By DAVE CARPENTERAP Business Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - On the eve of the 2012 elections, The Associated Press interviewed dozens of Americans to try to gauge the economic mood of the nation. People were asked about jobs, housing, gas prices, retirement and other issues.
By MICHELLE RINDELSAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was discharged from the hospital less than three hours after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Reid suffered rib and hip contusions in the crash tha
By DANNY ROBBINSAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Big Tex, the metal cowboy whose slow drawl of "Howdy, folks!" made him an icon of the State Fair of Texas for 60 years, was destroyed Friday when flames engulfed his 52-foot-tall frame.
Some material that made up Big Tex's hands and sleeves could