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  • Worker abuse by diplomats a problem, advocates say

    December 30, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, anti-trafficking attorney Dana Sussman speaks to reporters in New York where she was representing the housekeeper at the center of a diplomatic furor between the U.S and India. There have been at least 20 cases...

  • Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty in Colo.

    December 30, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO ANDY -In this Dec. 5, 2013, photo, Andy Williams talks about the marijuana business at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver...

  • GOP can count ways to Senate majority

    December 30, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this March 20, 2010 file photo, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., speaks to people demonstrating against the health care bill on the U.S. Capitol steps a day before Congress is set to vote on health care reform on Capitol Hill in Washington....

  • Bombing wounds 4 soldiers in northeast Egypt

    December 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Egyptian men try to help save the life of an al-Azhar University student heavily injured from clashes outside the university in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Students of Egypt’s main Islamic university said they were prevented from taking their...

  • Among Cuban exiles, an old toast goes silent

    December 29, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    A bottle of Cuban eggnog made by Cuban food blogger Marta Darby is photographed on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Mission Viejo, Calif. Darby will be making a toast to Cuba this year, accompanied with a glass of the rum-based eggnog known as the “creme de...

  • Feeling US snub, Saudis strengthen ties elsewhere

    December 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, right, speaks with French President Francois Hollande during their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Increasingly vocal in its frustration over United States policies in the Mideast, Saudi Arabia is...

  • Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency a departure

    December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Celebrity photographer Luis Martinez and singer Miley Cyrus arrive at the “‘Britney Spears: Piece of Me’ Planet Hollywood Launch Party”, on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) —...

  • Grave marker project helps bury the blues

    December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this photo made Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, Aaron Pritchard wipes off a headstone after laying the marker on the previously unmarked grave of blues musician Aaron Sparks in Crestwood, Mo. Pritchard is part of the Killer Blues Headstone Project, a nonprofit...

  • Tightrope walker who crossed Niagara Falls dies

    December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – French tightrope walker Henri Rechatin walks over the Saint-Remy sur Durolle countryside in central France, in this July 16, 1967 file photo, as he breaks the specialty’s world record of the time. The celebrated French tightrope walker known as...

  • Egyptian rapper speaks for women’s rights

    December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 photo, Egyptian rapper Myam Mahmoud poses for a portrait next to a mural in downtown Cairo. Mahmoud, an 18-year-old Egyptian, rapped her way to the semi-finals of the Middle East’s hit TV show “Arabs Got Talent.” While she...