New Year’s Day

A fire from a train derailment burns uncontrollably as seen in this aerial photograph Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, west of Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/The Forum, Michael Vosburg)

Broken axle found at scene of ND derailment

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal investigators said Wednesday they have recovered a broken axle at the scene of an oil train derailment and fire in southeastern North Dakota but don’t know yet whether it caused […]

01/01/2014

Mummers dance ahead of the annual New Year's Day parade, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mummers strut stuff at Philly New Year’s parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Outrageously costumed and painted comic brigades and string bands have marched in Philadelphia in a Mardi Gras-like New Year’s Day parade believed to be the nation’s oldest folk festival. Thousands of people […]

01/01/2014

Veteran Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster and parade grand marshal Vin Scully and his wife, Sandi, ride in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

125th Rose Parade highlights

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Floats began parading down streets in Pasadena, kicking off the 125th Rose Parade. Spectators, including many who camped overnight, jammed sidewalks along the 5 1/2-mile route on New Year’s Day under sunny skies. This year’s […]

01/01/2014

Worker puts the final touches on decorating the Singpoli Group’s Inaugural Rose Parade Float in Pasadena on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Live Rose Parade coverage on KFWB News Talk 980!

Listen to the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena this morning on KFWB! Our Home Wizards hosts Cindy Dole and Eric Stromer will host the pageantry on the air starting at 8 a.m.  

01/01/2014

House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ”(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals […]

12/30/2013

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Try the Ugly Sweater Run or ice skating in downtown

Grab your ugly Christmas Sweater and sneakers and join the Ugly Sweater Run. It encourages owners of that tacky and ubiquitous holiday statement piece — be it Bill Cosby-style, battery-operated or homemade with glue and […]

12/20/2013

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DUI task force starts today, continues through New Year’s Day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies will be out in force today through New Year’s Day to crack down on motorists who drive while impaired. The “Avoid the 100 DUI Task […]

12/13/2013

Twin mothers in Ohio give birth the same day

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Aiden and Donavyn didn’t wait until New Year’s Day to come screaming into the world, but the circumstances of their births are still pretty special: The babies were born about two hours apart to Ohio mothers who are identical twins.

01/02/2013

Woman stumbles, falls on NYC subway tracks, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a young woman stumbling around on a Manhattan subway platform not far from Times Square fell onto the tracks and was killed by a train.

01/01/2013

Polar Bear Club

Hundreds ring in 2013 with icy plunge in NY waters

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of hardy swimmers rang in 2013 with a plunge into the icy sea off Brooklyn’s Coney Island, an area struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

01/01/2013