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Senators say rail safety agency to rule on train cameras

NEW YORK (AP) — Two U.S. senators say a federal rail safety agency plans to propose a rule regarding the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents. Charles Schumer of […]

01/12/2014

In this Oct. 1, 2013, photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Arbitrator cuts A-Rod suspension to 162 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s drug suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court. Rodriguez also […]

01/11/2014

In this still frame made from Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, video provided by Ken Herzlich, officials and emergency responders tend to a victim at the scene where a number of people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot Thursday night in a city park in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Ken Herzlich)

2013 ends with a big drop in homicides in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Following a year when Chicago led the nation in homicides with more than 500, the city’s Police Department said Wednesday that in 2013 the city recorded the fewest killings since 1965 and […]

01/01/2014

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

A sanitation worker sweeps up debris in New York's Times Square early New Year's Day Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

After the Times Square party comes the cleanup

NEW YORK (AP) — Party’s over. Time to clean up. Shortly after the ball dropped in Times Square, cleanup crews got to work with brooms and blowers to clear the confetti paper, pizza boxes, streamers, […]

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

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

Top 10 gifts of 2013 show rebound in philanthropy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philanthropy made a comeback in large donations in 2013 with the nation’s wealthiest donors giving more than $3.4 billion to charity, according to a new tally of the top 10 gifts of […]

01/01/2014

Bruno Mars (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Vegas’ New Year’s Eve about big names, big bashes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation’s largest. John Legend is performing at Haze nightclub […]

12/31/2013

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Boston approves ban on smoking in city-run parks

BOSTON (AP) — Boston has banned smoking in city-run parks, joining a growing list of American cities to do so. The Boston Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday approved a ban covering the 251 parks, […]

12/31/2013

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. on May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Confetti and music but no mayor for NYC ball drop

NEW YORK (AP) — When revelers pack New York’s Times Square to ring in 2014, they will be greeted with some familiar practices: The annual ball drop, a hefty police presence and live musical performances. […]

12/31/2013

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