• Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at age 110

    LONDON (AP) — Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist’s death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion …

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  • NJ wrestlers’ lynching photo draws scrutiny

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — School sports officials asked the state’s civil rights agency to look into a photo that shows members of a high school wrestling team apparently simulating a lynching. The photo, which surfaced online in recent days, shows seven white teens wearing Phillipsburg …

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  • 35 hurt in floor collapse at Miss. church

    LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — The second floor of an activity center at a rural Mississippi church collapsed during an evening youth service, sending about 70 people crashing down and injuring 35 of them, survivors and authorities said today. The injuries were not life-threatening, an official …

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  • WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. The $19 billion deal is by far …

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  • Warm-up is (finally!) in sight

    BOSTON (AP) — A speedy winter storm that blew through parts of the Great Lakes and East on Tuesday is expected to leave a trail of warmer weather and rain that should provide a respite for residents weary of weeks of bitter cold but create …

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  • Gas prices rising

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, here’s the bad news: You’ll be paying more for gasoline in the coming weeks. The good news: You’ll likely pay less than last year. Or the year before, or the year before that. The price of gasoline held steady into …

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  • TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dies at 91

    LOS ANGELES — Carl Reiner remembers Sid Caesar as a great flame who drew comedy writer “moths” including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon to his side. The genius of 1950s TV comedy is illuminating television even today. Shows from “Saturday Night Live” to sitcoms owe …

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  • Relationship reality check: 10 questions that can transform your love life

    Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario, “America’s Relationship Doctor,” has identified 10 self-assessment questions and answers that help a relationship survive and thrive so that both partners can actualize their dreams of “happily ever after.” 1. Am I putting my best face forward? People dress up in …

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  • Snow, ice storm hits South

    ATLANTA (AP) — Across the South, winter-weary residents woke up today to a region encased in ice, snow and freezing rain, with forecasters warning that the worst of the potentially “catastrophic” storm is yet to come. From Texas to the Carolinas and the South’s business …

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  • Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

    SAN FRANCISCO — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85. Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday …

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  • 5-year-old dies, forced to drink 2 liters of soda

    SURGIONSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee couple faces a murder charge, accused of forcing the man’s 5-year-old daughter to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water, causing her brain to swell and rupture, authorities said. According to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s …

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  • GI Joe, the world’s first action figure, turns 50

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.  — G.I. Joe is turning 50. The birthday of what’s called the world’s first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the nation plunged into the quagmire that would become the …

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