GM issues rare public apology amidst recall of 1.6 million cars – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesIn a rare public apology, General Motors acknowledged Tuesday that it may have reacted too slowly to a safety issue linked to 13 deaths. The delayed response could … Read More

American snow storms: Bad weather in New York continues to cause travel … – Daily Mail

Daily Mail… whether flights will go ahead. British Airways has cancelled three of today’s flights from London Heathrow to New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport, although flights to Philadelphia … Read More

Play pauses at Aussie Open as temp tops 109 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne is known for its wacky weather. The joke here is that you can experience four seasons in one day. But the heat wave that … Read More

Ex-Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker ready to face his old team again – WEEI.com

WEEI.comWes Welker and the Broncos have their sights set on the Patriots this Sunday. (AP). When asked Wednesday about Wes Welker and the impact he’s had on the Denver offense … Read More

Thai protesters start Bangkok “shutdown” in bid to topple PM – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Thousands of anti-government protesters began a blockade at major intersections in Bangkok on Monday as they sought to paralyze Thailand’s capital, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister … Read More

‘August: Osage County’: Quiet small town, loud big melodrama – Philly.com

Philly.comIn a cast of stars, Julia Roberts (second from right) stands out as the daughter whose wariness and weariness ring true. The cast includes (from left) Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, … Read More

Movie review: ‘August: Osage County’ – Times Herald-Record

Times Herald-RecordBarb (Julia Roberts) tries to comfort her mean-spirited and often violent mother, Violet (Meryl Streep) in a scene from “August: Osage County.” This publicity image released by The Weinstein … Read More

Hall of Famers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine once starred in this now … – USA TODAY

USA TODAYProbably no one realized in the late 1990s, when this commercial was produced, that it would turn out remarkably relevant to Hall of Fame discussions in 2014. But then … Read More

An operation has begun in Antarctica to rescue passengers from ice-bound … – BBC News

BBC NewsA Chinese helicopter arrived close to the vessel, bringing in a crew to assess the landing situation. The aircraft is expected to return within the hour to begin ferrying … Read More

New Year’s Eve events – Times Herald-Record

Times Herald-RecordBear Mountain Ballroom — Bear Mountain Inn, 98 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gourmet dinner, open bar and champagne toast, $125 per person, plus tax … Read More

Bills’ Marrone backs off on QB Manuel’s status – Washington Post

Washington PostORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone is sounding less confident about rookie quarterback EJ Manuel’s chances of starting in the season finale at New England this … Read More

Army-Navy Game evokes rivalry, pride – Philly.com

Philly.comNavy midshipmen stand in formation during the walk-on before the start of the Army-Navy NCAA college football game at Lincoln Financial Field, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Philadelphia. (Jacqueline Larma/AP). … Read More