• Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in seven cities and record snowfall in Boston. "We're the standout globally," said Art DeGaetano, director of...

  • 1 killed, 5 wounded in shooting at Detroit social hall

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 44-year-old man was killed and five other people were wounded when gunfire erupted during a party at a Detroit social hall. The shooting happened about 4 a.m. Sunday at the Chalmers Community Hall on the city's east side. WXYZ-TV reports that the Knights...

  • New round of snow could push Boston to season record

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old season record. With 102 inches, Boston needs 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record of 107.6. Snowfall of 4 to 6 inches...

  • Sale will secure future for shelter for asylum-seekers

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The list goes up on the lobby bulletin board of Vive La Casa and the refugees who've come from their rooms tentatively approach and scan for their names. The lucky ones will take a taxi to Canada the next day for a crucial step toward a dreamed-of new life there....

  • Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with a display that curves around the left and right edges so that...

  • Disney ride reopens after nearby fire; no damage reported

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Disneyland attraction has reopened after a small fire nearby was quickly put out. The theme park says the "It's a Small World" ride resumed operations Saturday night. The fire broke out in some foliage in the backstage area of the attraction. Disneyland fire...

  • Missouri Republicans seek to rein in liberal cities

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Missouri's Capitol often bristle at rules and requirements handed down from the federal government, saying they favor local authority in most matters. However, several GOP-supported proposals this year aim to hand down similar...

  • House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job 'most days'

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — We all have bad days at work. John Boehner, too. For the House speaker, "Friday wasn't all that fun," he says, though "most days" he likes his job. The Ohio Republican and his leadership team in the GOP-controlled House had a stunning defeat when a three-week...

  • Coroner: Man in wife's Christmas Eve ax slaying killed self

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife with an ax on Christmas Eve was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt left him brain-dead, authorities said. Dustin Lee Klopp, 36, was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after hanging himself in his county prison...

  • Wisconsin's Walker admits flip on immigration

    Updated: 28 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker once envisioned a world where the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally could embark on a path to citizenship. But now the Wisconsin Republican calls that position "amnesty" and says his view has changed. "I don't believe in...

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