Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher.
Bipartisan budget agreement nears final passage
WASHINGTON (AP) — A modest, bipartisan budget pact designed to keep Washington from lurching from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis and to ease the harshest effects of automatic budget cuts is on the brink of passing the Senate Wednesday despite increasing political heat over a proposal to curb the growth of the pensions claimed by working age military retirees.
Lucky lotto tickets sold in Atlanta, San Jose
ATLANTA (AP) — Two winning tickets were sold in the near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, the other more than 2,000 miles away at a gift shop in California.
Ousted Egypt president to be tried for conspiracy
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor referred Wednesday toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial for conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah and others to carry out a campaign of violence to destabilize the country following his ouster.
APNewsBreak: Insurers extend premium deadline
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers worried that tight deadlines around the holidays and lingering computer problems could thwart their efforts to secure coverage under President Barack Obama's health overhaul will get extra time to pay, the health insurance industry said Wednesday.