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Eliot Spitzer and Silda Wall Spitzer Announced Their Breakup Late on Christmas Eve

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Bronx, not a creature was stirring, except for …

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt's military-backed interim government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, criminalising all its activities, its financing and even membership to the group from which the country's ousted president hails.<p>The announcement on Wednesday is a dramatic escalation of the fight …

Blasts rock Christian areas in Iraqi Capital

At least 24 people were killed in bomb attacks in Christian areas of Baghdad, including a car bomb that exploded near a church after a Christmas service, police and medics said.<p>A bomb in a parked car went off on Wednesday while worshippers were leaving a church in the Doura district of southern …

Michigan, Maine cope with cold, dark Christmas

Christmas cheer was hard to come by Wednesday in parts of Michigan and Maine, where more than 200,000 homes and businesses remained without electric power for a fourth day as bitter winds and persistent ice from a sprawling winter weather system knocked down trees and power lines across the U.S. …

L'Wren Scott, celebrated fashion designer, found dead

L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot-4 fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, styled many of Hollywood's leading ladies for the red carpet and went on to create her own high-end clothing line that's been worn by everyone fromNicole Kidmanto First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead in her New …

China dismisses UN report on N Korea 'crimes'

China has dismissed a UN report alleging that North Korea has committed crimes against humanity, raising fears among human rights activists that it will shield its ally Pyongyang from international prosecution.<p>Chen Chuandong, a member of China's mission in Geneva, told the UN Human Rights Council …