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Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

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BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and... Full Story

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  • Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing
    Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.

  • Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations
    Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations

    NEW YORK (AP) — They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse.

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  • Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman
    Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen
    Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car.

  • Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths
    Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Benjamin and Kristi Strack often talked about the apocalypse and wanting to leave the evil they saw in the world, but friends and family thought that meant they would one day move somewhere remote and live off the grid.

  • Thieves smash stolen SUV into San Francisco museum for gold
    Thieves smash stolen SUV into San Francisco museum for gold

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold rush nuggets on display.

  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport
    Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Pres.

  • NY Assembly speaker to vacate post amid criminal charges
    NY Assembly speaker to vacate post amid criminal charges

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday.

  • Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple
    Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

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