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  • Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC
    Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

    BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-epected weather conditions.

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    The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

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  • 5 foreigners, 3 guards killed in Libyan hotel attack

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said.

  • Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia
    Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following he death of King Abdullah.

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  • Obama says US must catch up to ensure drones are safe
    Obama says US must catch up to ensure drones are safe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds.

  • Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release
    Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release

    TOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced questions over his government's handling of the crisis.

  • Obama leads US dignitaries paying respects in Saudi Arabia
    Obama leads US dignitaries paying respects in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is leading a high-level delegation of current and former American officials to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects following King Abdullah's death and to take measure of the kingdom's new monarch.

  • Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech
    Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi.

  • US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia
    US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia

    BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — A failed U.S. government-backed plan to produce environmentally friendly energy in one of Africa's poorest countries was marred by insider connections and questionable planning, an Associated Press investigation found. The federal agency at the center of the deal is one of he government's biggest secrets and routinely escapes public scrutiny.

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