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A sign warns motorists about an impending winter storm in Fort Lee, N.J., Monday, March 13, 2017. The Northeast is bracing for a blizzard expected to sweep the New York region with possibly the season's biggest snowstorm. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 14, 2017 - 12:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor'easter is beginning to lash the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, file photo, Kush Patel, right, carries out bags of merchandise while helping his uncle Andy Patel, rear, clean up the looting damage from Monday's riots at his store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, in Ferguson, Mo. The store is disputing a new documentary’s claims that surveillance video suggests Michael Brown didn’t rob the store before he was fatally shot by police in Ferguson. One of the filmmakers said he believes the footage shows Brown trading marijuana for a bag of cigarillos early on Aug. 9, 2014, and that Brown intended to come back later for the cigarillos. Store officials said no drug transaction took place and Brown stole the cigarillos while at the store later that day. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 13, 2017 - 10:20 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A prosecutor was critical Monday of store surveillance footage from a new documentary about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, calling it a heavily edited attempt to distort an incident that occurred several hours before Brown died in an encounter with a police officer...
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, center, accompanied by Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, right, and White House press secretary Sean Spicer, left, speaks outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017, after Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts reported that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 13, 2017 - 8:32 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. CBO: 24 MILLION WOULD LOSE HEALTH CARE UNDER GOP PLAN The figures from Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts deal a blow to the GOP's drive to repeal and replace Obamacare. 2. WHY JUSTICE...
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Villanova NCAA college basketball head coach Jay Wright gestures before boarding a bus as the team departs Villanova, Pa., on Monday, March 13, 2017, for a game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, in Buffalo, N.Y. Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with an unexpected wrinkle that's making last-minute travel plans even tougher: the anticipation of a storm bearing down on the Northeast that's expected to dump snow and wind. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 13, 2017 - 8:07 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with an unexpected wrinkle that's making last-minute travel plans difficult — a fierce storm bearing down on the Northeast that's expected to dump up to two feet of snow in some places and create blizzard-like conditions...
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A police car is parked in a parking lot on Monday, March 13, 2017, next to yellow police tape where an officer involved shooting took place on Sunday. California police shot a man dead after he barricaded himself inside a minivan with gas can and a lighter during a traffic stop before emerging with a knife, officials said Monday. Officers in the Los Angeles suburb of Orange pulled over the white minivan late Sunday for a vehicle code violation when the driver shut himself inside with a cigarette and lighter and poured gasoline onto a rag, said Orange police Lt. Fred Lopez. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
March 13, 2017 - 6:59 pm
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California fatally shot a man who they say pulled a knife after he was forced from his locked vehicle by blasts from a fire hose. The man locked himself in the minivan late Sunday with a gas can and lighter, and the hose was employed after he lit a cigarette...
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March 13, 2017 - 6:49 pm
CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The president of a Southern California college is condemning hate speech directed at the campus community by outsiders after a dustup over hoop earrings and cultural appropriation. A wall on the side of a dormitory at Pitzer College that is devoted to free speech through...
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In this March 7, 2017 file photo. Florida Gov. Rick Scott makes his the state of the state address to the joint session of the legislature in Tallahassee. Gov. Scott and other top Florida officials and lawmakers frequently complain about government spending, but an investigation by The Associated Press has found that they've paid private attorneys nearly $250 million to advance and defend their agendas. The state also has had to pay the fees of its opponents' lawyers after losing battles to test welfare recipients for drugs, trim voter registration lists, and cut funding for children on Medicaid. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 13, 2017 - 5:02 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott and other top Florida Republicans frequently complain about government spending, but they have quietly spent more than $237 million on private lawyers to advance and defend their agendas, an Associated Press investigation has found. Florida taxpayers also...
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March 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman has sold his hedge fund's stake in drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., saying the investment took up a "disproportionately large amount of time and resources." Pershing Square said Monday that it will realize a "large tax loss" on the...
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March 13, 2017 - 4:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors for Bill Cosby's criminal sex assault case in suburban Philadelphia will come from across the state. The panel will be chosen in Allegheny County. Pittsburgh, the county seat, is nearly a 300-mile drive from the Montgomery County courthouse, where the trial is set to...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, a traveler speaks on the phone as he views the arrival and departure board at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. U.S. airlines have canceled several thousand flights through Tuesday, March 14, 2017, as a winter storm heads toward the Northeast. The major airlines are waiving ticket-change fees that range up to $200 for customers who want to change their travel plans. Restrictions vary by airline. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 13, 2017 - 12:55 pm
U.S. airlines have already canceled about 5,300 flights Monday and Tuesday as a late-winter storm is expected to dump enough snow to disrupt travel in the Northeast. Tracking service FlightAware.com said late Monday morning that more than 1,400 flights on Monday and more than 3,900 on Tuesday had...
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