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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

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs with Sound City Players at the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP Images)

Foo Fighters, Roots to perform Super Bowl weekend

  NEW YORK (AP) — Foo Fighters, The Roots and Imagine Dragons will perform on a cruise ship ahead of the Super Bowl. The bands will hit the stage on the Bud Light Hotel New […]

12/19/2013

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

In this March 21, 2012 photo, Jacob Ostreicher, a New York City businessman, left, arrives at a court to attend a hearing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (AP Photo, file)

Sean Penn with US businessman wanted in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Actor Sean Penn says he is with Jacob Ostreicher after a humanitarian operation was carried out to remove the New York businessman from Bolivia. Penn said Ostreicher is safe, well […]

12/17/2013

Uttam Khobragade, father of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, after meeting Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in New Delhi, India, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo)

Indian official says diplomat’s arrest in NYC barbaric

NEW DELHI (AP) — The arrest and alleged strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York City escalated into a major diplomatic furor Tuesday as India’s national security adviser called the woman’s treatment “despicable […]

12/17/2013

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook testing video advertisements

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that it’s testing video advertisements that show up in its users’ news feeds, creating another potential source of advertising revenue for the social network. Under the current plan, […]

12/17/2013

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