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They say that while Sochi is a high-profile terror target, it will also be one of the best-protected venues in the world come February.
About half of Americans expect 2014 to be better than 2013, but few people feel the U.S. has found the right path, according to an AP-Gfk poll.
A 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy in California will remain on a breathing machine as legal battles continue.
The auto racing legend "gave the image of someone indestructible, powerful," fellow F1 star Alain Prost says. "It's a banal accident compared to what he's done in the past."
The release of more than two dozen inmates is part of a U.S.-brokered package to restart Mideast peace talks.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a city native, will lead the final 60-second countdown to 2014, while Michael Bloomberg spends time with family and friends.
Authorities say a shift in weather could blow potentially hazardous smoke into their area.
The AP's Anick Jesdanun says competition has gotten so intense that one brand rarely stands out anymore in any tech product category.
"Selfie" and "twerk" top a Michigan university's annual list of annoying words, with "Mr. Mom" and "hashtag" also strong contenders.
With the regular season barely concluded, five head coaches are already unemployed.