`Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England
BOSTON (AP) -- Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow....
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Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages
BEIRUT (AP) -- Secret talks were underway Tuesday in Jordan in the presence of a Japanese envoy to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State extremists and purportedly threatened with death within 24 hours....
Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said....
Mexico: Investigation shows that all 43 students are dead
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday....
Senate GOP refuses to halt 11th-hour Corbett nominations
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Leaders of the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate say they're not returning the paperwork for more than two dozen nominations to state boards and commissions that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf wants to halt....
Police: 3 women injured in roof collapse at Lululemon
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say three women inside a Lululemon store were injured when the roof collapsed, apparently as bricks fell from a taller building next door....
Confessed killer testifies against man with bodies in yard
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A confessed killer told a jury Tuesday he helped a man torture and kill a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend as part of a plot to rob him of tens of thousands of dollars he had made from illegal drug sales....
Grounds laid out for death penalty in trooper ambush case
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania prosecutor is formally notifying the court he's seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush....
Wolf vows to support Senate's medical marijuana bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf held an impromptu reception Tuesday for parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing....
Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, but not a bust
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday....
Public defender charged with hiding client's whereabouts
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An assistant public defender in Pittsburgh has been charged with lying about his client's whereabouts just days before the defendant wound up killing himself....
Another Philadelphia disappointment: Big snowstorm is bust
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia thought it was done with hype and underperformance when football season ended....
Pittsburgh police reviewing halfway house arrest on video
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- City police have defended - and promised to investigate - the arrest of a man at a halfway house who was hit with batons after police said he resisted efforts by staff to search him for drugs....
Northeast blizzard wasn't a bust, but it was a miss for many
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies....
The Obama administration recently announced it would push Congress for a $3 billion contribution to the U.N. affiliated, Green Climate Fund. The GCF is a fund set up to redistribute money from developed countries to lesser developing countries. Republic Senator, Jim Inhofe said "President Obama's pledge to give unelected bureaucrats at the U.N. $3 billion for climate change initiatives is an unfortunate decision to not listen to voters in the recent election."
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