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New England mops up as snow falls on East Coast
BOSTON (AP) -- A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod fell short of forecast snowfall totals and spared the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted.... 2/9/2016 1:03 PM

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

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

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

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

Quandary in Maryland: Can lawmaker vote twice on same bill?
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland lawmakers have a potential quandary on their hands that is rare, if not unprecedented: Can one of their own vote twice on the same bill?... 2/9/2016 11:18 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

What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.... 2/9/2016 10:53 AM

Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- People across New Orleans Tuesday are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season with elaborate floats, eccentric costumes and marching bands.... 2/9/2016 10:07 AM



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