Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC
BOSTON (AP) -- A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions.... 1/27/2015 2:11 PM

The latest on the Northeast snowstorm
8:30 A.M. EST... 1/27/2015 1:51 PM

People across the Northeast US deal with snowstorm
The snowstorm pounding the Northeast left millions hunkered down waiting for the weather to clear, while others got an early start on their job or commute. Some others, namely travelers, were just left waiting.... 1/27/2015 12:29 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 9:31 AM

Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started New Orleans' tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated vandalism among the tombs, the Roman Catholic archdiocese that owns the property has announced.... 1/27/2015 10:11 AM

Federal government failing to protect children, report says
The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.... 1/27/2015 1:43 PM

US announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.... 1/27/2015 1:17 AM

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors' primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen.... 1/27/2015 10:40 AM

AP PHOTOS: A selection of Northeast snowstorm images
A storm predicted to be among the worst to hit the Northeast has dumped a few inches of snow from Philadelphia up to Boston and beyond, and much more is expected. States of emergency have been declared; airports, schools and city offices have closed; roadway travel bans have been issued; mass transit, by train and ferry, has shut down.... 1/27/2015 5:18 AM

Push for gay protections in Idaho stirs emotional debate
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Bishop Brian Thom stood quietly in front of Idaho lawmakers, hastily collecting his thoughts before responding to a question in a room packed with supporters of religious freedom and hundreds of gay rights advocates.... 1/27/2015 1:43 PM

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