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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans spent more last month and their income grew, the latest indication that tax increases have yet to hold back the consumer. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans spent more last month and their income grew, the latest indication that tax increases have yet to hold back the consumer.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than they did a decade ago, according to a report released Monday. By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- A Bangladesh court on Monday allowed police 15 days to interrogate the owner of a building that collapsed last week and killed 382 people, as rescuers used heavy machinery to cut through the destroyed structure after giving up hopes of finding any more survivors. By FARID HOSSAIN and CHRIS BLAKE Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) -- The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she's no terrorist. BOSTON (AP) -- The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she's no terrorist.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After door-to-door sweeps proved fruitless, law officers urged residents of a small town in Northern California to lock their door and keep a close eye on streets and yards for a man who stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death in her house. By JOHN S. MARSHALL Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This year got off to a sour start for U.S. workers: Their pay, already gasping to keep pace with inflation, was suddenly shrunk by a Social Security tax increase. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
MINNEAPOLIS — Thanks to another strong outing from Kevin Correia, the Minnesota Twins are ahead of where they were at this point last season. Way ahead. Correia pitched eight sharp innings, Justin Morneau homered and the Twins beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 Sunday, handing the Rangers consecutive losses for the first time this year. It took the Twins 37 games to reach 11 wins last season.
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — No more “Legends.” And no more “Leaders.” The Big Ten is giving them the boot and following a more conventional route for its division names. The conference is going with “East” and “West” instead and switching to a nine-game scheduling format after presidents and chancellors approved the moves on Sunday. The new division alignments will begin in 2014 when Rutgers and Maryland join the conference, meaning “Legends” and “Leaders” will be a thing of the past.
Aside from the Minnesota Vikings, here are the complete draft list for the rest of the National Football League teams. Arizona 1 (7) Jonathan Cooper, g, North Carolina. 2 (45) Kevin Minter, lb, LSU. 3 (69) Tyrann Mathieu, db, LSU. 4 (103) Alex Okafor, lb, Texas. 4 (116) Earl Watford, g, James Madison. 5 (140) Stepfan Taylor, rb, Stanford. 6 (174) Ryan Swope, wr, Texas A&M. 6 (187) Andre Ellington, rb, Clemson. 7 (219) D.C.
Minnesota went all in with three first-round picks. Super Bowl champion Baltimore went for replacements for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. The New York Jets added to their quarterback uncertainty by taking Geno Smith in the second round. Teams loaded up on linemen, making the big and beefy guys this year’s stars. The 2013 NFL draft was light on glamour at the skill positions, but heavy on intrigue (when would Manti Te’o go?) and burly bodies able to either get after or protect all those pricey passers. Denver Broncos boss John Elway called the draft “deep in the trenches. “It wasn’t sexy, but th