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CHICAGO (AP) — Snow, ice and rain fell Saturday in the Midwest and eastern parts of the U.S., a prelude to the Arctic temperatures due to settle in early next week. The mix of precipitation affected a swath from the Oklahoma Panhandle — where several inches of snow were in the...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Jay Rockefeller and West Virginia were an odd mix at first — a Harvard-educated native New Yorker from one of the nation's richest families arriving in one of the poorest states. Through a half century of public service, he made it work. And as he...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Cuomo loved to tell the story of how his father, an immigrant from Italy, lost his business in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. "A broker jumped out the window and landed on his push cart," Cuomo explained. A joke, of course. Cuomo had a cutting sense of...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — It's doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris' dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the Ferguson city limits and into the town of Dellwood. Such is the indiscriminate nature of rage. But walking amid the ashes of 28...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to parties, ringing in the new year has nothing on the swearing-in soirees for governors across the country. In Texas, organizers are hoping to raise $4 million to celebrate the incoming governor and are planning a concert headlined by Lady...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's drought declaration has triggered only local limits such as restrictions on washing cars or watering lawns, but one Pacific Coast tourist town has seized it as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant. The new project will turn...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutting the budget — and oh yes, avoiding self-inflicted calamities that make voters wonder if the party can govern competently...
CAIRO (AP) — Abu Anas al-Libi, a man accused by federal prosecutors of being an al-Qaida member involved in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, died of complications from liver surgery, his wife said Saturday. He was 50. U.S. special forces raided Libya in...
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. says a suspected al-Qaida terrorist charged in the 1998 attacks on embassies in east Africa that killed more than 200 people has died in federal custody days before his trial was to start. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says in a court filing that...