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  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    10:30 A.M. EST Amtrak is resuming limited service between New York City and Albany, New York, but connecting service remains suspended to and from Boston, where blizzard conditions are likely to return this afternoon after a lull in the storm. The storm has punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, Massachusetts....

  • Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea. By Tuesday afternoon, Mahmoud Hamza, commander of the so-called...

  • Getting back to normal after 'crippling' storm fizzles

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A threatened "crippling and potentially historic" snowstorm instead left only a few inches of snow in New Jersey on Tuesday, yet still strangled the state with travel restrictions and shutdown train service. Here's a breakdown of what happened and what happens next as the state works to get back to normal: ___ WHAT...

  • Air travelers stranded as Logan remains closed for snowstorm

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Logan International Airport remains closed, frustrating air travelers who found themselves stranded in the snowstorm. Among them was Kang Jia, who arrived from China shortly before Logan shut down Monday evening. Kang's onward flight to New York's JFK Airport was canceled, so he had to scramble to find a hotel room — and...

  • New Jersey commuters await word on travel

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Commuters around New Jersey are waiting to learn when they can get back to work as light snow continues falling. State officials imposed a travel ban at 11 p.m. Monday, restricting highway travel to official vehicles. The Port Authority also closed the Hudson River bridges and tunnels. Service remains suspended for NJ...

  • Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started the city's tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated tomb vandalism. Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 will be restricted to relatives of those buried there and others accompanied by a tour...

  • Park Service holds meetings about pumping sand in Buxton

    MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service is holding two open houses this week to learn what the public thinks of a proposal to pump sand along the eroding beach in Buxton. The open houses will be held Tuesday at the Dare County Government Office in Manteo and Wednesday at the Fessenden Center in Buxton. Dare County is seeking a special...

  • Balloon crew hits halfway mark in bid to break records

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mission control for an international team trying to break two major ballooning records says the helium-filled balloon has passed the halfway mark of its journey across the Pacific Ocean. Pilots Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday Japan...

  • Cuomo: Snow-related travel ban on roads, subway to shut down

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the New York City metro area's entire transportation infrastructure from roadways to railroads would be shut down late Monday night in advance of the worst part of a huge storm barreling into the area. A travel ban on all roads in 13 counties including New York City, Westchester and Long Island was to go...

  • Clarification: Super Bowl-Neon Carnival Party story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Jan. 26, The Associated Press reported that the party Neon Carnival, which is held during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will host an event two days before the Super Bowl. Neon Carnival is not affiliated with the Coachella festival. A new version of the story is below: The fair-like atmosphere of...

  • Correction: Travel-Trip-Lunar New Year-NYC Chinatowns story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 15 about New York City Chinatowns, The Associated Press gave an incorrect address for P.S. 310 in Brooklyn. The correct address is 942 62nd St. A corrected version of the story is below: Explore 3 NYC Chinatowns: In Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan Celebrating Lunar New Year in NYC Chinatowns — including Sunset...

  • Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty queen Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe. Even President Juan Manuel Santos took time out during an official visit to France to congratulate Vega for...

  • Batman ride at Six Flags Over Georgia to run backward

    AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — Holy roller coaster! The Batman ride at Six Flags Over Georgia is going to run backward when the park opens for the season March 14. The ride opened in the park in 1997 and has given more than 16 million rides since then, but they've all been in the same direction. The new twist on the ride's old twists will take the cars...

  • Ireland unveils credit card-style passports for EU travel

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is launching a new plastic passport for travel in Europe — and Irish citizens can provide their own selfies as the ID photo. The credit card-style passports make their debut in July and, according to Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan, can be used to travel throughout the 28-nation European Union as well as Iceland, Norway...

  • Sailing to Alaska to relax, but learning a little on the way

    SKAGWAY, Alaska (AP) — There are three basic types of vacation in my household. A family vacation entails going to visit far-flung relatives. A learning vacation means exploring a new place with my husband, with lots of sightseeing and guide-book consulting. And a non-learning vacation requires relaxing on a lounge chair near a pool or ocean,...

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