Sleet, ice, deep-freeze hit large swath of US
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful storm system that spread hazardous snow, sleet and freezing rain widely across the nation's midsection rumbled toward the densely populated Eastern seaboard on Sunday, promising more of the same.
State-by-state look at frigid blast hitting US
A large swath of the U.S. has frigid temperatures often with sleet, snow or ice — or a combination of all three. Several deaths have been reported, most a result of treacherous driving conditions. Flights have been canceled, numerous football and basketball games postponed and holiday celebrations,including tree lightings and parades, curtailed.
Survivors recall Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — For the first time since the war, Alvis Taylor returned to Pearl Harbor and recalled the surprise Japanese air attack that plunged America into World War II.
A year after Newtown, rift over guns deepens
In the moment, Newtown's children became our own.
Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
Police: Pa. newlyweds killed man from Craigslist
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
US vet Merrill Newman, 85, home from North Korea
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A tired but smiling 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained in North Korea for several weeks returned home to applause from supporters, yellow ribbons tied to pillars outside his home and the warm embrace of his family.
Suffering from Alzheimer's, Ga. man fatally shot
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) — The last walk that Ronald Westbrook took began as early as 1 a.m. when he slipped unnoticed from his North Georgia home with his two dogs.
Nigella Lawson: A brand blemished but unbowed
When celebrity chefs cut themselves, how much they bleed is a matter of brand.
Highway officials offer tips on driving on ice
Drivers beware. With bitter cold temperatures settling in over a big chunk of the country, highway officials are warning people to stay off slick roads and, if they must go out, take extra care when getting behind the wheel.
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