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Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morni... Full Story

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  • Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard
    Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow.

  • 'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC
    'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.

  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

  • Mom wants independent autopsy after police killed daughter
    Mom wants independent autopsy after police killed daughter

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.

  • Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99
    Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99.

  • Montana oil spill cleanup to slow as river gets dangerous

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River is expected to grind to a near-halt in coming days as warmer weather makes ice on the river increasingly dangerous, state regulators and a company spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China
    Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite.

  • NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm
    NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm

    NEW YORK (AP) — They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.

  • Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity
    Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity

    DETROIT (AP) — Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there.

  • Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez
    Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts are expected to lay out their case against former New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez, as they deliver opening statements in his murder trial days before Hernandez's old team is due to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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