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Dec. 8, 2013: Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer)

Treatment of arrested diplomat was typical in US

NEW YORK (AP) — It has sparked protests outside the American embassy in New Delhi. Burnings of President Barack Obama’s photo. And angry speeches by Indian officials. But the arrest — and, yes, even the […]

12/20/2013

Shoppers are reflected on the glass window of a PacSun store at Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Stores open for 100 hours to attract shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it — with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours. Kohl’s for the first time is staying open for essentially five […]

12/20/2013

A model smokes an electronic cigarette. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — Years after being exiled to New York City’s sidewalks by a ban on smoking in indoor public places, some smokers relished electronic cigarettes as a way to come in from the […]

12/20/2013

This is a Weather Underground forecast for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, for the U.S. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Foul weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A stew of foul weather, ranging from freezing rain and snow in the Midwest to thunderstorms and possible tornadoes in the South, is arriving just in time for one of the […]

12/20/2013

Dec. 8, 2013: Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer)

India diplomat in US is transferred to UN mission

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest in New York City on visa charges has been transferred to India’s mission to the United Nations, her lawyer and a former […]

12/18/2013

School testing

Urban schools improving faster than rest of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public school students in the nation’s largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The […]

12/18/2013

Bernie Goetz walks out after appearing in Manhattan criminal court, Dec. 18, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Bernie Goetz fights pot charge at bizarre hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Goetz said he thought he was going to be mugged by a man who turned out to be a plainclothes cop arresting him in a low-level drug sting — the […]

12/18/2013

Dec. 8, 2013: Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer)

India diplomat says she faced cavity search in NYC

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian diplomat said U.S. authorities subjected her to a strip search, cavity search and DNA swabbing following her arrest on visa charges in New York City, despite her “incessant assertions […]

12/18/2013

Dec. 16, 2013: Specialist William Geier, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks slip as Federal Reserve meeting begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in early afternoon trading Tuesday as the Federal Reserve begins a two-day policy meeting. Good news on the U.S. economy this month, including a blockbuster jobs report and […]

12/17/2013

A roadside Santa Claus in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

NY mock trial for ‘The Night Before Christmas’

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s a controversy whose roots trace back nearly two centuries to a holiday poem first published in an upstate New York newspaper: Who really wrote “A Visit from St. Nicholas”? This […]

12/17/2013

Crowds pour into the Macy's Herald Square flagship store in New York.  (AP File Photo/John Minchillo)

Stores have free rein to recoup shoplifting losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for […]

12/16/2013

Nov. 29, 2013: Shoppers rest on chairs in the Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher, File)

Holiday shopping spree not for everyone

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Americans appear to be watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year. Money is still tight for some. Others are fed up with commercialism of the holidays. […]

12/12/2013

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