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Mother’s Day Celebrations From Around The World

Ever wanted to know how and when Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world? We take a look at the annual traditions of five countries to find out.

04/29/2013

Picture taken December 20, 2012 in the French southwestern village of Bugarach of 1,231 meter high peak of Bugarach - one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world allegedly ends according to claims regarding the ancient Mayan calendar. French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village.   AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS        (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Parties Rage On As Many Make Light Of Mayan Doomsday Prophecies

Crowds are surrounding the Chichen Itza and the Mayan ruins, but interpretations of the doomsday calculation vary. Mayans believe that the calendar signaled Dec. 21 as the end of one era, and Dec. 22 as the beginning of a new one.

12/20/2012

Mexico City Wal-Mart

Opinion: Walmart Bribery And Mexico

According to news reports, the allure of building a Wal-Mart near ancient pyramids in Mexico, and thus gaining access to global tourists nearby, was so strong that Wal-Mart circumvented democratic institutions and bribed the right people to get their way.

12/19/2012

A crowd of people wait to cross the street in midtown Manhattan. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

U.S. Census Bureau Projects Whites Won’t Be A Majority By 2043

The projection is part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation’s schools, workforce and electorate.

12/12/2012

Tourists at the High Line (Credit: CBS 2)

New York City Launches Tourism Campaign In Mexico City

Travel from Mexico to New York City has increased almost 100 percent over the last seven years. More than 400,000 visitors came to New York from Mexico in 2012, according to the tourism agency.

10/16/2012

Michael Jones (credit: Red Bulls)

NYPD: Union Square Fatal Stabbing Suspect Left ‘Sorry’ Note Before Fleeing To Mexico

“It’s a note that just basically makes a statement of that he was sorry,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. He stopped short of calling the note a confession.

10/11/2012

Friends, colleagues gather at a memorial for Michael Jones on Oct. 10, 2012. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Sources: Mistaken Identity May Not Have Played Role In Soccer Coach Slaying

Sources Wednesday night were discounting the theory that the murder of a youth soccer coach near Union Square last week was a case of mistaken identity.

10/10/2012

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney To Perform Special Show In Cabo San Lucas This Friday

If you’ve always wanted to have a “Beer in Mexico” with Kenny Chesney, now’s your chance! He’ll be there for his buddy Sammy Hagar’s birthday bash.

10/10/2012

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U.S. Soccer Team Beats Mexico 1-0 For First Time In 75 Years

United States defied expectations — and a rowdy crowd elated by Mexico’s Olympic gold — to break a 75-year winless streak

08/16/2012

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Transients Charged With Beating, Murder Of Stamford Man

Jimmy DeCrescenzo, 50, made a lot of friends in the years he worked at the laundromat on Stillwater Avenue. His murder in the predawn hours of June 26 left his friends stunned and saddened.

07/31/2012

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Has Last Word With The Supreme Court On Immigration

After the Supreme Court decision on the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, the Obama administration announced that it is revoking agreements with Arizona police over the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

06/27/2012

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Seen At 11: U.S. Tourists Shaken Down By Police While Vacationing Abroad

Two groups of New Yorkers recently returned home from Mexico with vacation horror stories. After heading to Cancun for sun, sand and non-stop partying, some visitors found shakedowns and threats instead. One man even said he was threatened with death.

05/07/2012

Walmart (file / credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

Liu Speaks Out As NYC Pension Funds To Vote Against Walmart Directors

In the wake of a bribery scandal, New York City pension fund managers plan to vote against the re-election of several members of the Walmart board, and City Comptroller John Liu has spoken out.

05/02/2012

Methamphetamine

Seen At 11: Experts Say Cartels Making Meth Threat More Dangerous To Tri-State Area

A dangerous new threat has emerged in the suburbs. Experts told CBS 2 that Mexican drug cartels have targeted the New York area with one of the most destructive and addicting drugs around.

04/30/2012

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