Get ready to build! Hands-on toys that teach are hot

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys that teach aren't a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen.

  • Written by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer

Many Thanksgiving travelers hoping to leave politics behind

CHICAGO (AP) — When Mary Mitchell gathers with family for Thanksgiving, she plans to enjoy cooking with her sister, a satisfying meal and maybe a game of charades afterward. One thing that's not on the list: politics.

  • Written by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press