A 12-year-old boy who wounded two students when he opened fire with a shotgun at a New Mexico school took the firearm from his home, modified it and planned the attack in advance, police said on Wednesday. Investigators were also continuing to look into the possibility that the boy, who has not been publicly identified by authorities, warned some friends before carrying out the attack on Tuesday at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, police said.
MINNEAPOLIS -- After Tuesday's loss in Indiana, forward Rudy Gay apologized to his Sacramento Kings teammates. Gay had scored 12 points -- not enough in a 14-point loss to the Pacers and not enough for the leader of a team he feels can be very good. "If we're going to be a good team, I have to be more consistent," Gay said. "When we left the hotel tonight, I knew I had to come out here and perform for my team.''
WASHINGTON - Apple Inc will refund consumers at least $32.5 million to settle a longstanding complaint that the technology company billed U.S. consumers for charges incurred by children through mobile apps without their parents' consent. Under the terms of the settlement, announced on Wednesday by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Apple also will be required to change its billing practices to ensure it obtains consent from parents before charging for such in-app spending.
The Sports Xchange The Minnesota Vikings are set to name Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as their next head coach, ESPN.com reported Wednesday. Zimmer spent the past five seasons...
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- After a rough start to the season, the Ottawa Senators have battled back into playoff contention, thanks in large part to emerging young talent. The latest youngster to make his presence felt for the Senators is backup goaltender Robin Lehner, who recorded his first shutout of the season with 27 saves for the streaking Senators in a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales edged up in December with a core spending gauge posting a big jump, a sign the economy gathered steam at the end of last year and was poised for stronger growth in 2014. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that retail sales gained 0.2 percent last month, even as receipts at automobile dealers recorded their biggest drop in more than a year.
Just over a third of U.S. adults ages 18 to 65 got the flu shot during the 2012-2013 flu season, according to an analysis released on Tuesday, and if that...
WASHINGTON - Democratic members of the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives have called on the panel to investigate the hacking of credit and debit card data belonging to millions of customers of retailer Target Corp. The request piggybacks on a similar move by Senate Democrats on Friday as lawmakers respond to the massive breach at Target, the No. 3 U.S. retailer, during the holiday shopping season, which resulted in the theft of about 40 million credit and debit card records and 70 million other records containing customer information.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Arizona's appeal of a lower-court ruling that declared unconstitutional a state law banning abortions beginning at 20 weeks of fetal gestation, meaning the restrictive measure is struck down. The Arizona law, signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer in 2012, had been considered one of the toughest in the United States in imposing limits on abortion.
BOSTON/NEW YORK - A top retail trade group executive on Sunday called for tougher security standards that could mean more spending for the industry, its banks and business partners after a series of data breaches at major merchants. Stores and card processing companies have reported a steady stream of security breaches for years without a major backlash from consumers, such as those disclosed by TJX Cos in 2007 and by Heartland Payment Systems Inc in 2009.