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New round of snow could push Boston to season record
BOSTON (AP) -- After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.... 3/2/2015 2:20 AM

Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston.... 3/1/2015 9:04 PM

Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry before they were eventually caught.... 3/1/2015 5:59 PM

Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.... 3/1/2015 3:43 PM

Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) -- This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes?... 3/1/2015 5:18 PM

Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.... 3/1/2015 6:32 PM

Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.... 3/1/2015 6:38 PM

New York City mayor marches in gay pre-St. Patrick's parade
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio told hundreds of participants at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday that a society for all is one that embraces and respects everyone.... 3/1/2015 10:14 PM

Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
DALLAS (AP) -- A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.... 3/1/2015 11:26 PM

Sale will secure future for shelter for asylum-seekers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The list goes up on the lobby bulletin board of Vive La Casa and the refugees who've come from their rooms tentatively approach and scan for their names. The lucky ones will take a taxi to Canada the next day for a crucial step toward a dreamed-of new life there.... 3/1/2015 8:27 PM



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