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Hey! Guess what? Water is cold in winter

The brave -- or not so brave -- souls whose idea of fun is a dip in the icy Atlantic on the first day...

2011 arrives with so little hope, so much skepticism

Nearly a million revelers crowded New York's Times Square to witness the traditional dazzling ball drop, fireworks lit up Australia's Sydney Harbor and communist...

Winter storm heads for Washington, DC

A rare white Christmas in parts of the South was complicating life for some travelers as airlines canceled hundreds of flights, while snow was...

Santa drops a winter gift on the Southeast

With a rare Christmas snowfall descending on the Southeast and likely headed for the Mid-Atlantic, airlines canceled hundreds of flights and urged travelers to...

Congress finally passes aid program for first responders

Congress has passed a $4.2 billion aid package for survivors of the September 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and responders who...

New York Senator hit with half-million buck embezzlement charge

New York and federal authorities on Tuesday indicted a high-ranking state senator and his son on six charges that they embezzled more than $500,000...

Bernie Madoff’s son dead in apparent suicide

The eldest son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff hanged himself by a dog leash in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of...

Former Congressman Solarz dead at 70

Former New York Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, a foreign affairs expert who in 1986 revealed the extravagance of Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, including...

Social issues trap some Tea Party candidates

The tea party movement was born in anger over the recession and the Obama administration's bailouts, and built largely on a platform of lower...

Bombastic Gingrich laughs all the way to the bank

Newt Gingrich may be running for the Republican presidential nomination. Or maybe he is just running all the way to the bank. The wonky former...