Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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`Wicked storm': Blizzard slams New England with heavy snow
BOSTON (AP) -- Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.... 1/27/2015 9:47 PM

NYC economy lost $200M from fizzled storm, transit shutdown
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City lost about $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snow storm and decision to shut down the transit system, but it wasn't a crippling loss, according to a preliminary estimate from Moody's Analytics.... 1/27/2015 9:58 PM

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Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church issued a nationwide call Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting those who suffer repercussions for asserting their religious beliefs toward these people.... 1/27/2015 9:57 PM

Utah family found dead last fall died from 'drug toxicity'
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Five members of a Utah family found dead in their home last fall overdosed on a mixture of drugs, and an investigation revealed the parents were concerned about a pending apocalypse, police said Tuesday.... 1/27/2015 9:44 PM

Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each
CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge sentenced twin brothers Tuesday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences as reward for their cooperation against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and other Mexican cartel leaders.... 1/27/2015 7:05 PM

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.... 1/27/2015 9:21 PM

Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact
McRAE, Ga. (AP) -- Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished.... 1/27/2015 5:38 PM

Deliberations start in rape trial for ex-Vanderbilt players
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two former Vanderbilt football players accused in the rape of a woman in a dorm room believed they were entitled athletes who could "get away with anything," prosecutors said Tuesday.... 1/27/2015 8:30 PM

Son: City Hall gunman in Minnesota clashed with authorities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A man killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with authorities, his son said Tuesday.... 1/27/2015 10:09 PM

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