Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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`Wicked storm': New England hit by blizzard's 2 feet of 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.... 1/28/2015 12:43 AM

NYC economy lost $200M from fizzled storm, transit shutdown
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City lost an estimated $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snowstorm and decision to shut down the transit system - a loss that wasn't crippling overall but had the biggest impact on small businesses and hourly workers.... 1/28/2015 1:11 AM

AP PHOTOS: Snowstorm pounds Northeast _ most of it, anyway
Arriving with warnings of "potentially historic" snowfall, Tuesday's snowstorm managed to deliver on that promise in New England, but dealt only a glancing blow of less than 10 inches in New York City and a whimper of 1.2 inches in Philadelphia.... 1/27/2015 11:00 PM

Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) -- A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.... 1/28/2015 1:31 AM

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.... 1/28/2015 12:57 AM

NY Assembly speaker to vacate post amid criminal charges
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday.... 1/28/2015 1:30 AM

Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple
McRAE, Ga. (AP) -- Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.... 1/28/2015 12:52 AM

Ga. man executed for killing fellow inmate
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia on Tuesday executed a man who killed a fellow inmate despite arguments from his lawyers that his execution was prohibited by the Constitution because he was intellectually disabled.... 1/28/2015 2:09 AM

Dog missing 5 months rescued in NYC amid snowstorm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A whippet named Burt that vanished on the streets of New York City five months ago has finally made it home.... 1/28/2015 12:27 AM

Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs.... 1/28/2015 2:07 AM

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