WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Phil Collins, whose earnest ballads made him a solo star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, the former Genesis frontman says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in 2010.