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Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania
CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) -- Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania.... 2/28/2015 3:11 PM

Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations.... 2/28/2015 4:43 PM

Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself
TYRONE, Mo. (AP) -- Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes.... 2/28/2015 6:34 AM

Churches, synagogues, mosques bear tough New England winter
BOSTON (AP) -- Religious leaders in snowbound New England are beginning to ask themselves how on Earth their houses of worship will make ends meet after all these acts of God.... 2/28/2015 5:31 PM

Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students wore keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while another sat draped in the Israeli flag.... 2/28/2015 5:02 PM

Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says
BOSTON (AP) -- Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.... 2/28/2015 11:33 AM

New Hampshire lake is Lower 48's only ice runway
ALTON, N.H. (AP) -- Winter on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, airplanes.... 2/28/2015 7:40 PM

NYC ID program starts off with a bang
NEW YORK (AP) -- A municipal ID program that city officials thought would draw a few hundred thousand people in its first year has been much more popular than anticipated, with New Yorkers waiting hours in line and months for appointments to register.... 2/28/2015 4:49 PM

Dallas-area ice forces cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights
DALLAS (AP) -- Freezing rain that coated parts of Texas and Oklahoma for the second consecutive day left highways slick and forced the cancellation of another 1,000 flights Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the nation's biggest airline hubs.... 2/28/2015 5:59 PM

Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped millions of acres of crucial plant habitat.... 2/28/2015 5:47 PM



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