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Snow heads back to Northeast after Midwest slammed

Winter-weary residents of the Northeast are getting another dose of snow, sleet and freezing rain, with the second storm of the week canceling classes, closing government and business offices, and causing power outages across the region after causing similar havoc in the Midwest on Tuesday. Anywhere from a few inches to a foot or more of snow is expected to fall Wednesday on East Coast states, while some are getting freezing rain and sleet that makes driving treacherous. It's their second go-round since Monday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

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UN: 'Unspeakable suffering' for Syria's children

BEIRUT (AP) — Children in Syria have been tortured, maimed and sexually abused by President Bashar Assad's forces and recruited for combat by the rebels fighting to topple him, according to a new United Nations report.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

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Administration drills down to find the uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uninsured Americans are still procrastinating about President Barack Obama's health care law. With fewer than 60 days left to enroll, can the administration find the millions of customers needed to sustain new insurance markets?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

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Internet firms release data on NSA requests

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of new reports from major technology companies show that the government collects customer information on tens of thousands of Americans every six months as part of secret national security investigations. And the companies' top lawyers struck a combative stance, saying the Obama administrative needs to provide more transparency about its data collection.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Nadella to head Microsoft; Gates leaves chair role

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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AP NewsBreak: Changes sought for endangered act

 

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Police: Michigan escaped prisoner captured

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from a Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana was captured Monday evening after a chase, authorities said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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