Reflections from people close to Newtown tragedy
Reflections from people connected to the shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 first-graders and six educators died.
Newtown's year: Horror, grief and tough choices
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A year later, inside the big house on Berkshire Road, dolls fill the shelves of a living room and flowers and rainbows decorate a kitchen window, next to a little girl's name: Avielle.
DC area, northeast seeing another round of snow
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Residents along the East Coast and in the Appalachians woke up to snow Tuesday, leading to widespread closures of schools and government offices and a near-disappearance of the traffic that usually strangles the Washington region.
Pension crisis endangers Chicago's future
CHICAGO (AP) — It's not the vision of a world-class city that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel typically likes to portray.
Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
18 LA sheriff's officials charged in jail probe
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roughly three years ago, a man referred to in a federal indictment as "Visitor LF" went to Men's Central Jail to discuss his inability to visit his brother there. Instead, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy allegedly handcuffed him, took him to a break room with no windows or ublic access, and threw him against a refrigerator.
NTSB hearing on SF airliner crash postponed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wintry weather has forced postponement of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the crash-landing of an Asiana jet at San Francisco International Airport in July. The agency said it hopes to reschedule the hearing to later in the week.
Pa. students' robotic arm can make you stronger
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds.
Local leaders planning for climate effects
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way.
St. Nicks learn tricks of trade at Santa School
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?
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