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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

A Southwest Airlines plane. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Higher security fee set to boost travel costs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cost of flying is headed higher now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal. The proposed deal, expected to pass in the next several days, would more than double the […]

12/11/2013

In this courtroom drawing, Frank DiPascali, a longtime employee of Bernard Madoff, takes the stand in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

Witness on day of 2008 arrest: ‘Madoff Implodes’

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff’s former right-hand man summed up his boss’ arrest exactly five years ago with two words: “Madoff Implodes.” The words in Frank DiPascali’s diary entry for Dec. 11, 2008, were […]

12/11/2013

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks for a receiver as Auburn defensive end Dee Ford (30) pressures during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Alabama’s McCarron keeps pledge with Heisman trip

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — AJ McCarron finally gets to see New York. The Alabama quarterback made a pact with himself that he wouldn’t go to the Big Apple before he could foot the bill unless […]

12/11/2013

In this Jan. 9, 2013 photo provided by the University of Florida, both male, left, and female Periplaneta japonica are shown. (AP Photo/University of Florida)

Invasive cockroach found in NYC can take the cold

NEW YORK (AP) — The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan’s West Side into one of New York’s newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind […]

12/09/2013

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judge refuses to block American-US Airways merger

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge refused to block a merger between American Airlines and US Airways on Friday, saying a bankruptcy judge correctly rejected arguments made by a lawyer for some consumers. San Francisco […]

12/06/2013

The latest Mustang of the Ford Motor Company is unveiled to the media at the All-New Ford Mustang Global Reveal event in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

At 50, new-look Mustang still has plenty of muscle

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Ford Mustang is still galloping at 50. Ford Motor Co. on Thursday introduced the 2015 Mustang, a confident and aggressive riff on the iconic pony car that first made Americans […]

12/05/2013

Nov. 7, 2013: Musician Bruce Springsteen on stage at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)

Springsteen ‘Born to Run’ manuscript at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run” could sell for as much as $100,000 at a New York City auction. The sale is Thursday at Sotheby’s. […]

12/05/2013

Newsweek print edition.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Newsweek to start printing again next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year. Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco says the news magazine’s owners, IBT Media, want to “hit the reset button” and move […]

12/04/2013

Billy Joel at a news conference at Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Billy Joel plans Madison Square Garden residency

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will perform once a month at Madison Square Garden — as long as the fans will have him. The Grammy Award-winning icon announced Tuesday that he’ll perform a residency […]

12/03/2013

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Fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would […]

12/02/2013

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