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Clinton has blood clot close to her brain–doctors

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Hillary Rodham Clinton. AP FILE PHOTO

Top US diplomat Hillary Clinton is suffering from a rare blood clot in a vein in her head but should make a full recovery, doctors said Monday as she spent New Year’s Eve in hospital.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Voters grumble in storm-hit New Jersey

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A person walks through a makeshift shelter in a gymnasium at Toms River East High School as they arrive to vote Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Toms River, New Jersey.  AP PHOTO/MEL EVANS

New Jersey voters on Tuesday formed impatient lines amid rubble and rotting rubbish left by superstorm Sandy as election officials scrambled to be ready for the US presidential vote.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lack of fuel, cold threaten New York recovery

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Eyvette Martin pushes a shopping cart full of donated household goods and food through a sand-filled parking lot in the Rockaways, a neighborhood that was hit hard in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York.  AP

Severe fuel shortages on Sunday threatened New York’s attempt to recover from superstorm Sandy as cold temperatures added to almost a week of misery exacerbated by flooded homes, limited public transportation and fraying tempers.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Americans mark more low key 9/11 anniversary

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Germano Riviera walks with the "Flag of Honor," which displays the names of all of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks, across from Ground Zero on the eve of the 11th anniversary of September 11 on September 10, 2012 in New York City. AFP

Americans mark the 11th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 on Tuesday with relatively low key ceremonies that reflect a gradual dampening of passions around the emotional day.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Where The Wild Things Are’ author Sendak dies

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In this Sept. 6 2011 file photo, children's book author Maurice Sendak is photographed doing an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. Sendak, author of the popular children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83. AP FILE PHOTO/Mary Altaffer

Maurice Sendak, the author who introduced millions of children worldwide to mischievous Max and his monsters in “Where The Wild Things Are,” died Tuesday, his publisher said. He was 83.

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Big US lottery prize $640 million and growing

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People gather in a convenience store to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets Friday, March 30, 2012, in Portland, Oregon. Lottery ticket lines across the US swelled Friday as players drawn by a record $640 million Mega Millions jackpot took a chance at becoming an overnight millionaire.The jackpot odds were at 1 in 176 million. AP PHOTO/RICK BOWMER

The chance to get suddenly very, very rich – even a one-in-176-million chance – sent Americans into a frenzy Friday as the hours counted down to the Mega Millions lottery, at $640 million and still growing.

Posted: March 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New Year’s party rocks around the world

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Extravagant firework displays lit up the skies from Sydney to New York in a global New Year’s party that saw millions set aside their world of worries to welcome 2012.

Posted: January 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘The protester’ named Time’s person of year

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Time magazine named the collective “protester” around the world as its person of the year Wednesday, citing the change brought by street demonstrations from Arab countries to New York.

Posted: December 15th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New York dodges Irene’s bullet

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Tropical storm Irene barreled through the northeastern United States on Sunday, sparing New York city major damage but sparking widespread flooding in several states and claiming at least 18 lives.

Posted: August 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hurricane Irene blasts New York

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NEW YORK – Hurricane Irene tore Sunday into New York, hammering Manhattan’s skyscrapers with fierce winds and threatening to flood the financial district after killing at least nine people along the US east coast. The first hurricane to hit the Big Apple for a generation swept in overnight, accompanied by lightening, reports of tornados and [...]

Posted: August 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dominique Strauss-Kahn walks free after sex case dropped

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NEW YORK—A US judge on Tuesday dismissed all sex crime charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, drawing the curtain on a torrid saga that derailed the stellar career of one of the world’s most powerful men. Judge Michael Obus took just minutes to approve the prosecutors’ request to abandon a case they said had [...]

Posted: August 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tearful US congressman admits to online, phone sex

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Rep. Anthony Weiner admits to sending a lewd Twitter photo of himself to a woman and then lying about it during a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel on 7th Avenue on June 6, 2011 in New York City. AFP

NEW YORK—New York congressman Anthony Weiner wept, backtracked, and admitted he lied Monday about extramarital online and phone sex with several young women, but refused to leave his elected post. Weiner called a nationally televised press conference to admit he had been in a string of lewd online relationships. Pressure had been building on the [...]

Posted: June 7th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Strauss-Kahn to plead not guilty to sex crimes

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NEW YORK – Fallen IMF chief and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn had some quiet time Sunday before he heads to a New York court to plead not guilty to charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid. In his luxury rental house in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood the 62-year-old French politician stayed shuttered away [...]

Posted: June 6th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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