Comcast strikes deal to buy Time Warner Cable

FILE – This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company’s vehicles, in Pittsburgh. Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, or $158.82 per share, in a deal that would combine the top two cable TV companies in...

More talking, longer sentences help babies’ brains

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sooner you start explaining the world to your baby, the better. New research shows that both how much and how well parents talk with babies and toddlers helps tune the youngsters’ brains in ways that build vocabulary skills. It’s a key to...

‘Oh, not again': Northeast is hit by another storm

Pedestrians attempt to traverse slush puddles near Pennsylvania Station, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in New York. Snow and sleet are falling on the East Coast, from North Carolina to New England, a day after sleet, snow and ice bombarded the Southeast. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)...

Tapes: No deaths, injuries from NJ bridge traffic

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — A traffic jam deliberately orchestrated by members of Gov. Chris Christie’s staff that caused days of gridlock in northern New Jersey appeared not to lead to anyone’s death or seriously compromise their medical care, according to a...

NY pregnant woman killed by plow, baby delivered

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a pregnant woman has been struck and killed by a private snow plow in New York City. And her baby was in critical but stable condition after an emergency C-section. Police say the accident happened around 10:45 a.m. Thursday on a commercial...

Another storm hits Northeast; ‘Oh, not again’

Robin Muskal of Morristown, N.J., walk her Swiss mountain dog Oscar Olly down Mills Street in Morristown as the heaviest snowfall of the season comes down on Morris County as a formidable winter storm moved into the state Thursday Feb. 13, 2014. Some areas of New Jersey had...

GAO recommends changes for student debit cards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say small fees add up for college students using college-issued debit and prepaid cards, which often are used to draw financial aid. These types of cards are becoming more common on campuses. The Government Accountability...

Warm West offsets cold East, makes average January

WASHINGTON (AP) — For those who shivered through January, this may be hard to believe: Nationwide, the average temperature for the first month of the year was about normal because a warm West offset a cool East The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said January...

Closing arguments finish in body-in-concrete trial

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man beat a former Pensacola reporter to death with a hammer and buried his body in concrete so he could steal a collection of fantasy role-playing cards worth $100,000. Defense attorneys said during closing arguments Thursday that...

Another storm hits Northeast; ‘Oh, no, not again’

Snow blankets a street in downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Snow and ice covered the northern half of the state, forcing authorties to close roads and prompting another day of school and business closings. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves) Snow blankets a street in...