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March 11, 2017 - 9:45 pm
SEVERE WEATHER Storm to hit Northeast; blizzard watch for NYC, Boston NEW YORK (AP) — Winter isn't finished with the Northeast yet. A powerful storm with high winds and up to a foot of snow is expected to hit the region next week. The National Weather Service said Saturday there's a blizzard watch...
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March 11, 2017 - 5:54 pm
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS-RESIGNATIONS US attorney Bharara says he was fired after not resigning NEW YORK (AP) — A now-fired U.S. attorney says "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as Manhattan's top prosecutor. Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) made the comment in a statement...
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In this photo made from a video shot and provided by KTIV, several tank cars burn after a freight train, carrying ethanol, derailed around 1 a.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, near the small community of Graettinger in northwestern Iowa. Environmental experts were checking for ethanol leaks after the freight train derailed and burst into flames as it crossed a trestle bridge over a creek that empties into the Des Moines River. (Courtesy of KTIV via AP)
March 10, 2017 - 6:07 pm
GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — A fire sparked by the derailment of a freight train hauling ethanol through rural northwest Iowa continued to burn strong nearly 15 hours later, but appears not to be leaking any significant amounts of ethanol into a creek at the site, an Iowa environmental official said...
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People hold a candlelight vigil outside the National Palace in remembrance of the girls who died in a fire at the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home in Guatemala City, Thursday, March 9, 2017. A blaze, that killed at least 35 girls at a shelter for troubled youths, erupted when some of them set fire to mattresses to protest rapes and other mistreatment at the badly overcrowded institution, the parent of one victim said Thursday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
March 10, 2017 - 2:05 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's president called for a restructuring of his country's youth shelter system following a fire that killed at least 36 girls at an overcrowded government facility for children, sending a nation into shock and anger. The death toll mounted slowly Friday as girls...
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March 08, 2017 - 12:05 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH-OVERHAUL UPDATE: House panel refuses to delay GOP health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — In the day's first vote on Republican health care legislation, GOP lawmakers controlling the House Ways and Means Committee have blocked a Democratic attempt to delay the panel's work for a week. Texas...
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March 08, 2017 - 11:50 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — At least 19 people have been found dead at the scene of a fire in a shelter for children near Guatemala City, the spokesman for Guatemala's volunteer fire departments said Wednesday. Mario Cruz told the Emisoras Unidas radio station that firefighters were still extinguishing...
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March 08, 2017 - 3:37 am
WOMEN'S DAY Women's March organizers call for 'A Day Without a Woman' PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers of January's Women's March are calling for women to take the day off and encouraging them not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society. Today's "A Day Without a...
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People are silhouetted against the orange glow of the fire as they watch a large grass fire burning out of control on Monday, March 6, 2017, in the northeast of Hutchinson, Kan. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 11:26 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four states and killed six people soon may get a bit of a break: Winds are forecast to ease from the gusts that whipped the flames. Bill Bunting, forecast operations chief for the...
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March 07, 2017 - 8:00 pm
BUS-TRAIN CRASH-MISSISSIPPI UPDATE: Deaths toll increases to 4 in train-bus crash Stations: Death toll revised from 4 to 3 and back to 4 by police chief BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Biloxi, Mississippi, say four people were killed today when a freight train hit a tour bus. Fire Chief Joe Boney...
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March 05, 2017 - 3:52 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP-INVESTIGATION Congress to add wiretapping claim to probes of Russia's election actions WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Congress should expand its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election to include President Donald Trump's claim of wiretapping at Trump Tower by...
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