LOS ANGELES -- The mother of the Texas teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident is deported to the U.S., but her son likely won't return to the U.S. anytime soon because a Mexican judge has stayed his deportation.
ELKINS PARK, Pennsylvania -- Bill Cosby readies for the first criminal case brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image. By Maryclaire Dale.
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WASHINGTON -- The State Department will be delivering a New Year's Eve batch of more emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, bringing 2015 to a close for the Democratic presidential front-runner. Here's some questions and answers about Clinton's email. By Ken Thomas.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump seeks to assail Democrat Hillary Clinton by calling her husband, former President Bill Clinton, "one of the great abusers of the world." By Russ Bynum and Jill Colvin.
RIVERSIDE, California -- A friend of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre that killed 14 people is indicted on charges that include conspiring in a pair of previous planned attacks and making false statements when he bought the guns used in this month's shootings, authorities say.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor announces that the U.S. territory will meet $594 million in bond payments due next week but will still default on $37 million in interest. By Danica Coto.
PERU-RITUAL FIGHTING-PHOTO GALLERY
LIMA, Peru -- Ritual fighting on Christmas Day to resolve disputes is an old tradition in Peru's highlands province of Chumbivilcas and recently it has spread to the capital. With photo gallery by Martin Mejia.
TIMES SQUARE TOY STORE
NEW YORK -- For decades, children visiting New York City savored one stop above all: a trip to the kind of toy store that existed only in their imagination. Now they'll have to keep dreaming. The massive Toys R Us superstore in Times Square had its last shopping day. By Jake Pearson.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
NEW YORK -- Bertolt Brecht's epic play "Mother Courage and Her Children" may be about the horrors of war, but a new off-Broadway production is revealing real conflict offstage, too. By Mark Kennedy.
MUSLIM WOMEN-SELF DEFENSE
UNDATED -- When she was 16, Rana Abdelhamid was accosted on the streets of New York by a man who tried to pull off the head scarf she wears as a symbol of her commitment to her Muslim faith. Rather than withdraw, as she'd seen other Muslim women do, she turned her anger into a program that is now working with young Muslim women to teach them self-defense while encouraging them to become leaders and role models for others in their communities. By Wilson Ring.