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APNewsBreak: Unisex Easy-Bake oven on the way

December 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

McKenna Pope,13, left, plays with her brother Gavyn Boscio, 4, in their home in Garfield, N.J. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Pope started a petition demanding the toy company Hasbro make its Easy-Bake Oven more boy friendly. She was inspired to do so when Gavyn put the oven on his Christmas wish list and she [&hellip...

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Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

December 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, May 8, 1987 file photo, Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, left, and Rep. Lee Hamilton, of Indiana, who are the chairmen of the Senate and House select committees on the Iran-Contra affair, confer as the group continued hearings on...

Catholic conference offers challenge, opportunity

December 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Marquette’s Steve Taylor Jr. drives on Savannah State’s Rashad Hassan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Milwaukee. The seven Big East schools, including Marquette, that don’t play FBS...

Conn. gunman had hundreds of rounds of ammunition

December 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School...

Routine morning, then shots and unthinkable terror

December 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, a police officer leads two women and a child from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee,...

Mental health toll emerges among Sandy survivors

December 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo of Nov. 20, 2012 photo, Anthony Gatti makes a call while resting in a tent where he is living in the Midland Beach section of the Staten Island borough of New York. The image of his brother trapped in a car with water rising to...

Secretary of state faints, sustains concussion

December 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton poses for photographs before a dinner hosted by Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam, unseen, at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in...

‘Casablanca’ piano sells in NY for more than $600K

December 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s shows the piano used in the movie “Casablanca.” An unidentified buyer plunked down $602,500 for the piano that played “As Times Goes By” in the classic 1942 film “Casablanca.” The...

Gunman kills 26 at Conn. school, commits suicide

December 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 after a shooting at the school. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks) MANDATORY...

Oregon approves tax deal for Nike expansion

December 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Oregon House Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna, R-Roseburg, opens a special session Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Salem, Ore. The Legislature is considering a tax deal requested by apparel giant Nike Inc., in exchange for bringing hundreds of new jobs. (AP Photo/Jonathan J....