Michael Bloomberg

FILE - In this June, 7, 2013, file photo, Shannon Richardson is escorted to a Titus County Sheriff's car after a court appearance in Texarkana, Texas.  (AP Photo/Texarkana Gazette, Curt Youngblood, File)

Woman who sent ricin letters gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New […]

07/16/2014

FILE - In this July 11, 2012 file photo, Steve Niedbalski shows his drought and heat stricken corn while chopping it down for feed in Nashville, Ill. Higher temperatures will reduce Midwest crop yields by 19 percent by midcentury and by 63 percent by the end of the century, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience that was released Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Money men tally cost of climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a […]

06/24/2014

Former President George H. W. Bush, left, shakes hands with Vice President and Secretary of Harvard University Marc Goodheart, right, as Bush is awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Harvard commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Elder Bush, Queen of Soul honored at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A former president and the Queen of Soul have received honorary degrees from Harvard University. George H.W. Bush, Aretha Franklin and six others were honored at Thursday’s commencement. Harvard President Drew […]

05/29/2014

American comedian Jay Leno reacts during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Leno says he’s enjoying retirement

JERUSALEM (AP) — After two decades of hosting “the Tonight Show,” Jay Leno says his transition into retirement has been seamless. Without the daily grind of hosting NBC’s popular late-night show, Leno said he feels […]

05/21/2014

Nov. 5, 2012 photo of Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," on the set in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Leno to host award ceremony in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jay Leno sees a small silver lining in the recent collapse of U.S.-backed Mideast peace talks: It should make his job just a little easier when he performs in front of Israeli […]

05/08/2014

FILE- In this March 1, 1997 file photo, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, right, dressed in drag as a role in "Victor/Victoria," sings with actress Julie Andrews at the New York Hilton during an event presented by the Inner Circle.  On Saturday, March 22, 2014, newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will make his first appearance before the Inner Circle. The annual Inner Circle dinner is New York City’s answer to the White House Correspondents Dinner. (AP Photo/Joe DeMaria, File)

It’s a drag: NYC mayors mock selves in annual show

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudolph Giuliani donning drag. Ed Koch stepping out of the mouth of a man-eating plant. Michael Bloomberg wearing a harness and flying 20 feet in the air while dressed as Spiderman. […]

03/20/2014

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

UN chief counting on Bloomberg’s help on climate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that former mayor Michael Bloomberg helped reduce carbon emissions in New York and he is now counting on the billionaire philanthropist “to work for humanity” in […]

02/21/2014

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Bloomberg says immigration reform key to GOP future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Friday that a Republican Party that ignores the nation’s Hispanics and balks at immigration overhaul does so at its political peril as Republicans pressured the […]

01/24/2014

Former President Bill Clinton, left, administers the oath of office to New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, right, on the steps of City Hall Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYC Mayor de Blasio takes formal oath at City Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Bill de Blasio took the oath of office administered by former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday, formally becoming the city’s 109th mayor while pledging to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda. […]

01/01/2014

Confetti flies over Tines Square in New York Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the new year is celebrated. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Celebrations in Dubai, London, Vegas usher in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A world-wide wave of celebrations rang in 2014 with a dazzling 30-minute fireworks show in Dubai, a deluge of confetti in London that tasted as good as it looked and a […]

01/01/2014

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