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People enjoy a snow-covered Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, which became a great photo opportunity for visitors, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. As much as 9 inches of snow has fallen in some parts of the Chicago area since New Year's Eve, and a second wave is expected to dump several more inches by Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

1st snowstorm of 2014 descends on New England, NY

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared on Wednesday for a winter storm predicted to help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures […]

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

David House poses with his laptop computer at his Somerville, Mass. home on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NY suit challenging laptop searches is tossed

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. border agents should have the authority to search laptop computers carried by news photographers and other travelers at international border crossings without reasonable suspicion, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled […]

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

Photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland nearly a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)

Time running out for Jahi McMath’s family

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Without another court order, a California hospital could unhook a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead from a breathing machine. Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy at the hospital on Dec. 9 to […]

12/30/2013

The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

HONOLULU (AP) — The government’s rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says. Combined with numbers for state-run markets, that […]

12/30/2013

Marc Cohen, 5, uses a Sesame Street app on his tablet at home in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Tablets a hit with kids, but experts worry

NEW YORK (AP) — Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them. And that has some pediatricians and other health experts worried. Since navigating a tablet generally doesn’t require […]

12/24/2013

Lance Cpl. Christopher Mohedano-Hernandez participates in an adoption ceremony in Mineola, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Marine gets adopted in Christmas Eve ceremony

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lance Cpl. Christopher Mohedano-Hernandez found special significance in being formally adopted during a Christmas Eve ceremony held in a suburban New York courtroom. The deeply religious 19-year-old Roman Catholic drew parallels […]

12/24/2013

Matt Redmond, 3, and his father, Mike, ride a sled down a hill after an overnight snowfall in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Dads to diapers and more, myth-busting survey says

CHICAGO (AP) — The detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers […]

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)

Lawyer says Indian housekeeper did not extort money

NEW YORK (AP) — The Indian housekeeper worked from morning until late at night, seven days week, for less than $3 an hour taking care of the two children of a diplomat. Unable to get […]

12/19/2013

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