Jubilance in Times Square as New York rings in 2016

Jan 1, 2016

Jubilance in Times Square as New York rings in 2016

More than a million people in New York’s Times Square hailed the arrival of 2016 early Friday with kisses, cheers and a measure of relief as America’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration unfolded without a hitch under a blanket of unprecedented security. The transition ...

New Year's revelers unfazed by attack worries in most places

Dec 31, 2015

New Year's revelers unfazed by attack worries in most places

In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers will ring in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months ago. In Paris, residents recovering from their city’s own deadly attacks will enjoy scaled-back celebrations. And in Belgium’s capital, authorities anxious after ...

Bipedal bear spotted in New Jersey after absence

Dec 29, 2015

Bipedal bear spotted in New Jersey after absence

A New Jersey bear that walks upright on two legs has become a social media darling. Fans of the bipedal bear, nicknamed Pedals, had grown concerned when the animal had not been seen for several weeks. Pedals apparently has an injured leg or paw ...

Kurt Masur, who led New York Philharmonic, dies at 88

Dec 20, 2015

Kurt Masur, who led New York Philharmonic, dies at 88

Kurt Masur was a conductor who knew how to use his authority. He used it to tame orchestras — notably the unruly New York Philharmonic, which he led for 11 years — and to historic effect in his native land, when his call for ...