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In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, a leather-and-metal 2010 Chanel shoe is placed alongside a silver candle from 1897 at an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" highlights heels from the 1600s to the present and is open from Sept. 10 through Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)

Brooklyn Shows Its ‘Killer Heels’

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New York — Manhattan may have hosted Fashion Week, but Brooklyn’s got “Killer Heels.” A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the elevated shoe as a design object, from platform shoes dating to about 1600 to a contemporary — and lethal — 8-inch dagger stiletto. “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” runs through Feb. 15, after …

Social Security Q&A: Extra Help for Medicare Drug Costs

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Question: I want to apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs. Can state agencies also help with my Medicare costs? Answer: When you file your application for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug (Medicare Part D) costs, you also can start your application process for the Medicare Savings Programs — state programs that provide help with other Medicare costs. When you …

Nuts and Bolts: Mercedes-Benz GLA250

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bottom line: It is an excellent urban runner. It fits well in the city, can handle most small-to-moderate hauling chores and will do well in the Mid-Atlantic region’s generally moderate winters. It is built with Mercedes-Benz quality, but keep in mind that Mercedes-Benz also builds taxis and trucks used worldwide. If you are shopping for status, you might want to shop higher up …

Kerry: ‘Serious Gaps’ Hinder Talks With Iran

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Vienna — Negotiators working to slow Iran’s nuclear program and ease sanctions pressed forward with talks Saturday amid indications that they are at an impasse with two days left before a deadline for an accord. In brief remarks before going into a closed-door meeting, Secretary of State John …

No Ferguson Decision Yet

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely …

California Indian Casinos in Turmoil

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Coarsegold, Calif. — When it comes to controlling California’s flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and …

Cleanup on, Flood Threat Looms After Huge N.Y. Storm

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y. — Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs. After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of …

Cayetana, Spain’s Duchess of Alba Known for Flair, Is Dead at 88

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Spanish Duchess of Alba, whose profusion of noble titles, wealth and flair made her the subject of fascination in Spain and beyond, particularly after her recent marriage to a commoner 24 years her junior, died Nov. 19 at her Duenas palace in Seville of pneumonia. She was …

Lyme Disease Researcher Dies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hamilton, Mont. — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm “Willy” Burgdorfer died from complications of Parkinson’s …

Peter Capaldi Muses on His First Year as ‘Doctor Who’

Friday, November 21, 2014

Finishing out his first season as Doctor Who, lead actor Peter Capaldi feels he’s living a dream and having a “fabulous” time. “I get up at half-six in the morning,” he says, “and by 7 o’clock I’m fighting …

Official: No Decision in Ferguson

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County’s top prosecutor said the panel is still in session. There was no …

Biden Tells Russia That U.S. Will Never Accept Crimea Annexation

Friday, November 21, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden told the Kremlin during a visit Friday to Ukraine that the United States will never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea and warned Moscow that it faces greater isolation if it continues its “provocative action.” Biden was in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, on the first …

GOP Sues Obama Over Health Law

Friday, November 21, 2014

Washington — House Republicans on Friday announced that they have filed a long-awaited legal suit challenging President Obama’s “unilateral actions” on the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced the lawsuit’s filing minutes after he publicly denounced another of the president’s executive moves, this on the …