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US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm
MIAMI (AP) -- Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.... 2/9/2016 9:17 AM

Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Mosquito-control workers are asking automotive retailers to get rid of old tires in the Florida Panhandle, lining up laboratories to test the insects for the Zika virus in New Orleans, and preparing to hunt down and destroy mosquito breeding sites in neighborhoods of infected people in coastal Georgia.... 2/9/2016 9:39 AM

Paltrow describes years of messages from accused stalker
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The letters addressed to Gwyneth Paltrow came for years, often with unsolicited items ranging from pornography and sex toys to religious books, earrings and clothes.... 2/9/2016 8:16 AM

Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- It's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More than a few started popping up a full two years before Tuesday's state election, and nearly all have spent recent months hosting town hall meetings, holding rallies and meeting voters.... 2/8/2016 9:29 PM

New England mops up as snow falls on East Coast
BOSTON (AP) -- A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and dropped several inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts is expected to bring snow to other parts of the East Coast.... 2/9/2016 6:00 AM

Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department says.... 2/9/2016 8:23 AM

Georgia law giving police grand jury access may face change
ATLANTA (AP) -- After a naked, mentally ill black veteran was shot dead by a white police officer last March in an Atlanta suburb, the officer was allowed a privilege ordinary citizens don't get, and even police officers don't get anywhere except in Georgia: He sat in on the grand jury session considering the shooting and addressed the grand jurors without facing cross-examination.... 2/9/2016 9:51 AM

Closings set in NYC cop's trial in deadly stairwell shooting
NEW YORK (AP) -- The rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident. Prosecutors call it manslaughter and say he acted recklessly and then did little to help the dying man.... 2/9/2016 6:14 AM

Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.... 2/9/2016 2:43 AM

Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.... 2/9/2016 1:10 AM

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