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Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

By MEGHAN BARR
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high … Full story    

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From Egypt’s leader, an ambitious call for reform in Islam

CAIRO – Egypt’s president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a “revolution” in Islam to reform interpretations of the faith entrenched for … Full story    

Brief Facebook outage was a boon for Twitter

SEOUL, South Korea – For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke – or a marketing pitch – on … Full story    
Updated 4 hours ago

White House floats first offshore drilling plan

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to … Full story    
Updated 4 hours ago

Twins who ran major US drug ring – then informed – sentenced to 14 years each

CHICAGO – A federal judge sentenced twin brothers on Tuesday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug … Full story    
Updated 4 hours ago

Obama: US must catch up to ensure drones are safe

WASHINGTON – The United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, … Full story    
Updated 4 hours ago

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

BRZEZINKA, Poland – Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the … Full story    
Updated 4 hours ago

Two new cops out

MINNEAPOLIS – A man killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) - A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Alabama appeals decision blocking ban on same-sex marriage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge’s decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage – a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Monster snowstorm swirls into densely populated Northeast US

NEW YORK – The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down Monday as a monster storm that could unload a paralyzing … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Thousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East

Airline travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast on Monday, and Tuesday doesn’t look much better. At midday, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Obama, Modi declare era of ‘new trust’ in US-India relations

NEW DELHI – President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of “new trust” in the often fraught relationship … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies at age 88

NEW YORK – Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

‘Birdman’ tops SAG Awards, Redmayne upsets Keaton

The backstage farce “Birdman” topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Micheal Keaton, was upset by … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. That was the charm of “Mr. Cub.” Banks, the Hall … Full story    
Published:  January 25, 2015

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of … Full story    
Published:  January 25, 2015

2 LDS members explain their mission work in Missouri

MARYVILLE, Mo. – It’s a familiar sight in Maryville – a familiar sight, in fact, in thousands of towns and cities all across the United … Full story    
Published:  January 24, 2015

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including … Full story    
Published:  January 24, 2015

McDonald’s earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers

NEW YORK – McDonald’s isn’t lovin’ it, and it’s going to do something about it. The world’s largest hamburger chain reported falling earnings and sales … Full story    
Published:  January 24, 2015

Obama heading to India, hoping to improve ties

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama arrives in India this weekend anxious to take another step in moving the world’s two largest democracies beyond the … Full story    
Published:  January 24, 2015

Challenges on multiple fronts likely to test new Saudi king

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia’s new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge … Full story    
Published:  January 24, 2015