Recession’s grip loosens on many cities

Many American cities and states showed signs last year of a slow recovery from the recession as median household incomes rose modestly and Americans were more willing to relocate to new communities, according to figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Read full article >>

D.C. mother to remain in jail in death of 3-year-old son

The night 3-year-old Xavier Lyles was beaten to death, neighbors heard his mother yelling at the toddler and heard the child’s cries. About 11 a.m. the next day, Frances Lyles, the boy’s mother, found her son lying lifeless in his bed in their Southeast Washington apartment with vomit around his mouth, according to charging documents filed with D.C. Superior Court. Instead of telephoning 911 for help, Lyles’s first call was to a cousin. Read full article >>