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Storm snarls travel; power outages persist

December 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by the Yonkers Police Department shows vehicles early Monday morning, Dec 9, 2013, after they were involved in an accident in Yonkers, N.Y. Westchester County police say the accident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday on the Bronx River Parkway near Desmond Avenue. Roads were reported slick from the storm that produced [&hellip...

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18 LA sheriff’s deputies face federal charges

December 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca takes questions from the media after the FBI released results of a federal probe, Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at a news conference in Los Angeles. Federal officials say 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s...

Guilty verdict in California city corruption trial

December 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2010, file photo, Angela Spaccia, center, a former assistant city manager of the Southern California city of Bell, walks free, on bail three days after she was arrested in a corruption probe, as she leaves the Century Regional...

Attorney confirms Wis. snuggle business has closed

December 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

File – In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo Snuggle House owner Matthew Hurtado talks about his business in Madison, Wis. Hurtado has decided to shut it down just three weeks after it opened, choosing to pack up his pillows and beds under intense scrutiny...

Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic

December 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A lone truck spreads salt on a traffic-free Chatham Bridge as a mix of snow, sleet and rain falls on Fredericksburg, Va., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Snow, sleet and freezing rain pelted the Fredericksburg region on Sunday, making walking and driving conditions...

Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors

December 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, center, arrives at the reception honoring the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors honorees, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Piano...

No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers

December 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Matthew Hurtado talks about The Snuggle House in downtown Madison, Wis. Customers at Madison’s new Snuggle House can snuggle with professional cuddlers for $60 an hour. Supporters say the business helps people relax through...

Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken

December 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, with pictures of backers Bill Gates, left, and Tony Blair, right, in the background, research associate Camilla Hall measures a protein isolate at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco. Can plants replace eggs? A San...

Nigella Lawson: A brand blemished but unbowed

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, food writer, journalist and broadcaster, Nigella Lawson of Britain poses during the 28th International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite in Cannes, southeastern France. In...

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic...