Swamped by protest tents, stores on what used to be prime turf are struggling. Protesters could at least buy a cappuccino, laments one merchant.
The parliament voted today to roll back an anti-demonstration law that escalated tensions, and the hard-line prime minister stepped down. But protesters plan to stay put.
A sprawling winter storm this weekend is expected to create a sluggish start for holiday travelers, spreading snow, ice, flooding rains and possibly tornadoes to parts of the country.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie agrees to sign a bill to let illegal immigrants who have attended at least three years of high school in New Jersey pay in-state tuition rates at public universities – but not to get state-funded financial aid.
An American jailed then held under house arrest in Bolivia is spirited out of the country in a 'humanitarian operation' and is now back in the US – under the care of actor-activist Sean Penn.
Online donors give at least $100,000 so that Orlando, a soon-to-retire guide dog who jumped onto subway tracks to protect Cecil Williams from an oncoming MTA train in New York, can stay with his owner as a pet.
The US average gas price is $3.22 – and appears headed lower. The bad weather this winter was a factor, but 'fracking' is also driving energy prices downward.
Antibacterial soaps are not proven to be more effective than plain soap and water and might have some negative side-effects, the FDA said Monday. It is calling for an investigation.
American Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran in 2007 while undertaking an unauthorized intelligence-gathering mission for the CIA, the AP reports. Here are the highlights of what's known.
A Transportation Department agency closed the motorcoach companies as part of Operation Quick Strike, an eight-month investigation of 250 bus lines it deemed to be the riskiest operators.
The FDA is asking drugmakers to revise labels of certain antibiotics by removing references to use in animal production. Some see a link between such use and 'superbugs.'
An NTSB report about the July Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco states that the pilot, who had little experience on 777s, realized his mistakes seconds before the accident.
In an unexpected turn of events, Rep. Steve Stockman announced Monday that he plans to run against Senate minority whip John Cornyn in the Texas Republican primaries in March.
Several large department stores in New York, including Macy's and Barneys, have signed on to a 'customers' bill of rights' to try to address recent customer complaints of racial profiling by store employees or NYPD police.
Waves of winter storms, which began at the end of last week, are expected to last into Tuesday for areas north of Virginia, forecasters say. The weather has interrupted air and auto travel, plus Senate proceedings.
Periplaneta japonica: Biologists identify a species of cockroach in New York City that can reportedly survive a winter there, according to a report released Monday. The newcomer is from Asia. Might it evict its American cousin?
After President Obama's uncle testified in immigration court this week that he briefly provided housing for his nephew more than two decades ago, the White House corroborated his account.
A rush of Arctic air is sweeping across the nation this week. Of particular concern: potential ice storms that could knock out power to hundreds of thousands of residents.
A report by the Arizona Industrial Commission found that the Forestry Division failed to remove firefighters even after it learned of troubling developments in the Yarnell fire.
President Obama's approval rating among Americans age 18 to 29 – so-called Millennials – is at an all-time low, with nearly half saying they'd recall him. They're down on Washington, in general.
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