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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills. The National Weather Service says Friday's extreme weather brought record low temperatures from western...
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The winter's deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists who are braving below-zero temperatures. The Niagara River keeps flowing below the ice cover, so the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL...
NATICK, Mass. (AP) — The Oscar-nominated film "The Imitation Game" may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there's still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces' sophisticated...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — On U.S. 83, the highway that hugs the southern stretch of the Texas-Mexico border, law enforcement is everywhere. Even on a national holiday this week, the green-and-white trucks of U.S. Customs and Border Protection circled tirelessly around the empty...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," was found dead Thursday of a possible drug overdose at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 30. Wittels' assistant found him at his home in the Los...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A parole hearing scheduled Thursday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson has been postponed, according to a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Spokesman Luis Patino confirmed the postponement, but he could...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it's still not much. It still won't be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid,...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defying Texas' longstanding ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple wed in Austin on Thursday immediately after being granted a marriage license under a one-time court order because one of the women has cancer. The women said their union was the first legal...