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Maritimes brace as storm moves in

Jan 27, 2015 / 6:16 am

Flights were cancelled and schools, government offices and universities throughout the Maritimes were closed Tuesday as a powerful winter storm unleashed stiff winds and brought heavy snowfall to the region. The messy system had already shuttered schools and businesses in the eastern United...

AirAsia recovery efforts halted

Jan 27, 2015 / 6:12 am

Indonesia's military has halted its recovery efforts for the crashed AirAsia plane, including attempts to locate more bodies and raise the fuselage from the Java Sea, an official said Tuesday. The Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency, however, said it would continue looking for victims with...

Teen dies tubing in N.Y. storm

Jan 27, 2015 / 6:05 am

Police say a 17-year-old boy snow-tubing down a New York street with friends has crashed into a light pole and died. Suffolk County police say it happened around 10 p.m. Monday in Huntington on Long Island. The boy was one of three teens taking turns snow-tubing. Police say he apparently lost...

No Putin for Auschwitz anniversary

Jan 27, 2015 / 6:00 am

When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes. That girl, today 81-year-old Paula Lebovics, doesn't...

Storm wallops Northeast U.S.

Jan 27, 2015 / 5:52 am

A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow, but it failed to live up to the hype in big cities like Philadelphia and New York, which cancelled its travel ban amid better-than-expected...

Cops fatally shoot teenage girl

Jan 26, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Monday, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter. Police shot the teenager early Monday morning after they say she struck...

Fidel Castro ends silence

Jan 26, 2015 / 8:30 pm

Former President Fidel Castro has ended his silence over the Dec. 17 declaration that Cuba and the United States would move to restore full diplomatic relations, writing that though he does not trust Washington's politics, differences between the nations should be resolved through...

Northeast bracing for the worst

Jan 26, 2015 / 5:15 pm

More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days. Snow was blowing sideways with...

F-16 crash kills at least 10

Jan 26, 2015 / 10:51 am

A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other aircraft on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain's Defence Ministry said. Another 13 people were injured in the incident at the Los Llanos base, which sent flames and a plume of black smoke...

Drone crash at White House

Jan 26, 2015 / 9:16 am

A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. Although President Barack Obama was not at home, the security breach prompted a lockdown...

Storm cancels thousands of flights

Jan 26, 2015 / 6:04 am

The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to three feet of snow starting later in the...

26 yrs sought for Concordia captain

Jan 26, 2015 / 5:57 am

Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll. Prosecutor Maria Navarro also asked the court to detain Capt....

Meet the new Miss Universe

Jan 26, 2015 / 5:53 am

Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. At Sunday's pageant in Miami, Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from...

Prayers for those who didn't make it

Jan 26, 2015 / 5:48 am

OSWIECIM, Poland - The voice of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained voice: "I don't want to come here anymore!" The survivors were...

Quotes from SAG Awards

Jan 26, 2015 / 5:12 am

Quotes from Sunday night's 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles: "If people are saying I'm the front-runner, that's a beautiful thing. It's more attention for the movie. I'm delighted to be the front-runner, may it all happen." — J.K. Simmons...

New Miss Universe

Jan 25, 2015 / 8:30 pm

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out contestants from 87 other countries. Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha were the runners-up during Sunday's competition. Vega said the contests leading to Miss Universe were the first she'd...

Who won at the SAG Awards

Jan 25, 2015 / 7:09 pm

A complete list of winners at Sunday's 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards: MOVIES: Actor: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything" Actress: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" Supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash" Supporting actress: Patricia...

Japan working to save hostage

Jan 25, 2015 / 6:10 pm

Japan was working Monday to co-ordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. "We all have one unchanged goal and we will absolutely not give up until the end. And with that faith, we will try our utmost to reach that goal....

Thief falls through roof at cop's feet

Jan 25, 2015 / 1:57 pm

Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police. Houston police say the man climbed a tree and onto the roof of a Family Dollar store early Sunday morning, then managed to break a hole in the roof...

Potentially historic blizzard coming

Jan 25, 2015 / 12:20 pm

A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: a storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and Boston. Blizzard conditions with heavy snow and powerful winds are possible...

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