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'Affluenza' teen drops Mexico appeal, returns in 1 or 2 days

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:05

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican lawyer for a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident says his client has dropped an appeal against deportation and will return to Texas to face charges in the coming days.

Abe Vigoda, sad-eyed character actor, dead at 94

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:59

Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier ...

No sign of active shooter at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 09:49

The Naval Medical Center San Diego issued a warning on its Facebook page saying it had received reports of an active shooter in one of its buildings.

Pope urges Iran to act for peace in Middle East

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 06:54

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged Iran to back peace efforts in the Middle East as the Islamic Republic's emergence from international isolation took a significant step forward with President Hassan Rouhani's first visit to the Vatican. Fresh from securing the lifting of international sanctions imposed over Iran's nuclear programme, Rouhani spent 40 minutes at the Vatican talking privately to Pope Francis, a strong backer of the deal with Tehran.

Snow Dragon called in to help Washington, D.C., melt snow

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 06:32

The massive blizzard that buried the East Coast over the weekend dumped more than 20 inches of snow on Washington, D.C., and left city officials to ponder a question all too familiar to their counterparts in Boston: What do we do with all this snow?

Falling in love with the Unabomber

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 20:00

The mothers of Flint: ‘Very, very frightened’ for their kids

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 05:13
Jennifer Mason was running a bath for her toddler son, Oliver, when her eyes began to sting. The tub smelled like an over-chlorinated swimming pool.

'Snowboarding with the NYPD': YouTube filmmakers use NYC blizzard shutdown for viral video

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 13:00

A pair of enterprising if law-bending filmmakers used the weekend blizzard that shut down New York City to produce a soon-to-be-viral video showing them skiing and snowboarding through Manhattan's near-empty streets — and right through Times Square.

Flint residents still paying bills for contaminated water

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 13:00

Tina Kellogg, a 33-year-old mother of two, would much rather pay $2 for a case of 35 water bottles at Wal-Mart than pay the $160 bill she receives every month for contaminated water they only use to shower.

Storm-hit US digs out but travel misery persists

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:09
Millions of people in the eastern United States dug out Sunday from a historic blizzard that brought New York and Washington to a standstill, but travel woes look set to persist into another week. Forecasters said 26.8 inches (68 centimeters) of snow fell in New York's Central Park, the second-highest accumulation in the city since records began in 1869, and more than 22 inches paralyzed the capital Washington. With the storm finally tapering off overnight, officials in New York lifted a travel ban at 7:00 am Sunday (1200 GMT), restoring access to roads throughout the city and in Long Island and New Jersey.

Hillary Clinton says 2016 won’t be a repeat of 2008

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:59

On NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Clinton dismissed criticism that six-figure speech fees she was paid by big banks Goldman Sachs following her tenure as secretary of state make her vulnerable to the special interests of Wall Street.

Broadway's back; power's still out for thousands in South

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:09

Broadway turned the stage lights back on, rail service was expected to resume in New York, and emergency travel bans were lifted Sunday in Washington, D.C., and Maryland following a historic snowstorm that dumped 2 feet or more on some major cities. But thousands were still without power in the Carolinas and major roadways such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike had not completely reopened. More than 45 million people, meanwhile, had watched a video of one of the Smithsonian National Zoo's four pandas enjoying the snow. A look at the storm's impact by state:

Trump would 'love' Bloomberg presidential run

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:32

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Sunday warmly welcomed a mooted run for the White House by Michael Bloomberg, saying he would "love" to go up against the fellow billionaire and former New York mayor. The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, said Saturday that the 73-year-old Bloomberg is mulling an independent bid for the presidency and is prepared to spend $1 billion of his personal fortune. The Republican-turned-independent sees a potential opening should Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders -- who is surging in polls -- win their parties' nominations, the sources said.

At least 18 dead after blizzard; East Coast prepares to dig out

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:22

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans started digging themselves out Sunday after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill.

USGS: Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits southern Alaska

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:47

The quake awakens residents and shakes buildings in the earthquake-prone region.

It’s not just Flint that’s poisoned

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 21:59