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  • Obama earned less in 2012, pays $112k in taxes

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made less in 2012 than in any other year since taking office, with about 40 percent of the nearly $609,000 in income that he and …


  • APNewsBreak: $1 coin backers give to Harkin center

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A South Korean businessman and his Iowa metals company gave $500,000 to a university institute honoring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, who is pushing for a …


  • AP: Workers say charity gave little money to vets

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A veterans charity already under scrutiny for how it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in Tennessee handed out only a fraction of the money in …


  • Like 9/11 concert, musicians turn out for Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Call the “12-12-12” benefit show “The Concert for New York City” 2.0. Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks …


  • Obamas attend annual holiday concert in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday concert attended Sunday by President Barack Obama and his family included some non-traditional entertainment this year: a performance by South Korean rapper and Internet sensation …


  • Deficit talks will test the GOP focus on tax rates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders say the government can raise tax “revenues” without raising tax “rates.” But they have yet to detail how they would pursue it. The distinction might …


  • Zumba instructor is a great mom, friend says

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The dance instructor accused of turning her Zumba studio into a place of prostitution was an honors high school student who attended college and ran dance …


  • Man climbs Chicago skyscraper using bionic leg

    CHICAGO (AP) — The metal on Zac Vawter’s bionic leg gleamed as he climbed the 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the …


  • Sandy benefit concert draws $23 million in pledges

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says its benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims drew nearly $23 million in donations to the American Red Cross. Friday’s hour-long telethon included performances by …


  • Man climbs Chicago skyscraper with bionic leg

    CHICAGO (AP) — The metal on Zac Vawter bionic leg gleamed as he climbed 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task …


  • Red Cross carries on despite storm-response flak

    NEW YORK (AP) — It happened after the 9/11 terror attacks, after Hurricane Katrina and now, once again, after Superstorm Sandy: The American Red Cross takes flak for its response …


  • Songs offer messages of hope at Sandy benefit show

    NEW YORK (AP) — From “Livin’ on a Prayer” to “The Living Proof,” every song Friday at NBC’s benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims became a message song. New Jersey’s …


  • Seattle man gets Billy Idol to play his birthday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Henrichsen has ideas about how he might celebrate his 26th birthday this week. First, Billy Idol rolls up in a limo and tells him to hop …


  • NJ woman accused of cancer scam for wedding, cash

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — When Lori Stilley told her friends and family that she had bladder cancer, they delivered meals, held raffles and a T-shirt sale, hastily planned and …


  • AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When …


  • AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When …


  • Prophet film puts spotlight on US Copts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anti-Islamic movie trailer inflaming the Middle East opens with Muslims ransacking a Christian medical clinic and then segues into a flashback of Muhammad’s life. “Set …


  • Michael J. Fox participates in 9/11 charity event

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael J. Fox did his part to make the anniversary of 9/11 about helping others. The actor spent Tuesday participating in Cantor Fitzgerald’s Charity Day, along …


  • Debate surrounds annual $60M cost of 9/11 memorial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over balancing the need to honor the memory of Sept. 11 with the enormous costs of running a memorial and museum at ground zero …


  • Restoration completed on historic Motown piano

    DETROIT (AP) — A damaged 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown artists during the record label’s “Hitsville USA” heyday has been restored, thanks to a little help from Paul …


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