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In this Oct. 22, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher center right, takes part in a rehearsal at the Rockette's rehearsal space in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York's famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Dancer born with one hand makes Radio City Rockettes history

Dec. 23, 2019 3:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A dancer born with one hand is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York's famed Radio City Rockettes. “I don't want to be known as the dancer who has one hand, and not because that's a bad thing," Sydney Mesher, who joined the Rockettes this season, told...

NTSB: Icy conditions during deadly South Dakota plane crash

Dec. 17, 2019 6:01 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The pilot and a passenger of a small plane that crashed after taking off from a small South Dakota airport on Thanksgiving weekend, killing nine of 12 members of an Idaho family who were on board, spent three hours clearing snow and ice from the aircraft before departure, the...

FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo customers shop at a Kohl's store in Colma, Calif. On Friday, Dec. 13, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for November. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Holiday shopping off to slow start, US retail sales up 0.2%

Dec. 13, 2019 10:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in November as the holiday shopping season appeared to have a slow start. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in November, down from 0.4% in the previous month. Healthy car sales lifted the...

Police make arrest in shooting death of Virginia firefighter

Dec. 7, 2019 1:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they've arrested a man in connection with the death of a Virginia fire lieutenant who was killed in a Thanksgiving night shooting while trying to protect one of her children. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Hopewell Police said Friday that a 26-year-old...

Kentucky mom accused of stabbing baby at Thanksgiving dinner

Dec. 5, 2019 9:14 AM EST

PRESTONBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been charged with stabbing her 4-month-old infant in the leg during a struggle with the baby's father at a Thanksgiving gathering, Kentucky State Police said. The baby was taken to a Prestonsburg hospital for treatment, news outlets reported Wednesday. An...

Connecticut rail lines sets Thanksgiving ridership record

Dec. 4, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A commuter rail line service that connects Connecticut to Massachusetts attracted record ridership during Thanksgiving weekend. The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the Hartford Line trains saw more than 4,000 riders the Wednesday before...

SpongeBob Square Pants & Gary balloon makes its way down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

November sweeps victory makes NBC the king of network TV

Dec. 4, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...

Virginia firefighter fatally shot while shielding her child

Dec. 4, 2019 4:29 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a Virginia fire lieutenant killed in a Thanksgiving night shooting was not the intended target and was trying to protect one of her children when she was shot. Richmond fire Lt. Ashley Nicole Berry was celebrating Thanksgiving at the home of her boyfriend’s family in...

FILE - This June 1, 2009, file photo, shows vehicles waiting to enter the U.S. through The Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in downtown Nogales, Ariz. For months, the U.S. has barred asylum seekers from approaching official crossings to file a claim. Now, some are rushing the ports by running through vehicle lanes to evade the process used to officially request asylum. That is causing massive delays at crossings in Arizona as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have barricaded lanes used by cars to legally enter the U.S. (Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

Asylum seekers jam US border crossings to evade Trump policy

Dec. 3, 2019 7:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — For months, asylum seekers have been prohibited from filing their claims at U.S. border crossings under a much-criticized Trump administration policy. Now some are sprinting down vehicle lanes or renting cars to try to make it inside the U.S. The migrants’ efforts are causing traffic...

Edisa Weeks gives her 5-year-old nephew, Niko Brown, a push down a hill at the Brattleboro Little League Field, in Brattleboro, Vt., on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. A final wallop of a seemingly endless winter storm that impacted most of the country over the long holiday weekend is bearing down on the East, dumping heavy snow, shuttering schools and stymieing travel in the region Monday. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Schools, offices close as long-lived storm clobbers US East

Dec. 2, 2019 9:38 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A seemingly endless winter storm that hindered travel across most of the country over the long holiday weekend is delivering a last wallop as it swoops through the Northeast, dumping heavy snow, shuttering hundreds of schools and bedeviling commuters in the region Monday. The storm...