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Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- The convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights movement were tossed out Wednesday during an emotional hearing before a packed courtroom.... 1/28/2015 4:05 PM

New Englanders facing snowy 'big dig' after blizzard
BOSTON (AP) -- New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday, grudgingly praising forecasters who got grief from New Yorkers and others spared its full fury.... 1/28/2015 3:41 PM

Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations
NEW YORK (AP) -- They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse.... 1/28/2015 7:51 AM

How much snow fell vs. how much was forecast
A look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast as of Wednesday after a massive winter storm and the National Weather Service's forecast snow totals as of Monday night:... 1/28/2015 1:05 PM

After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy
NEW YORK (AP) -- For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men.... 1/28/2015 3:28 PM

Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt
A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.... 1/28/2015 4:07 PM

Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks
PHOENIX (AP) -- Hundreds of people gather every year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash thrown in the Super Bowl's host city. But instead of heading to a trendy nightclub or swanky restaurant, organizers this year are throwing the party inside a private home.... 1/28/2015 4:30 PM

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.... 1/28/2015 7:17 AM

Friend disputes Denver police account of teen's death
DENVER (AP) -- A teenage passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle.... 1/28/2015 4:17 PM

Balloon crew heading across Pacific move little, layer much
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Only a few hundred miles and roughly two days stand in the way of the international team piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to break a pair of major distance and duration records.... 1/28/2015 3:24 PM

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