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Storm that shortened cruise had damaged propulsion system
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BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says the intense winter storm that battered a cruise ship and shortened its voyage also damaged part of the ship's propulsion system....

Christie seeks federal relief to cover $82M snowstorm costs
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie asked for federal disaster aid Thursday to help New Jersey pay for last month's winter storm that he was criticized for downplaying during his presidential run....

Manatees flock to 72-degree springs to escape cold
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CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) -- Like most sensible creatures, manatees - the sea cows that live in the waters around Florida - seek warmth when it's cold....

The Latest: Man helped fellow cruise guests out of elevator
MIAMI (AP) -- The Latest on a cruise ship that was damaged in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local):...

Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves
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LONDON (AP) -- A winter storm with hurricane-force winds and huge waves battered Britain's coastline Monday, cutting power to thousands and disrupting travel across the country....

Tornadoes in the South; snow in Plains and Upper Midwest
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A trail of damage was left at an Army post, schools and businesses were closed for a second day, and a damaged women's prison was running partly on backup power Wednesday after two days of storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding in the South and dumped heavy snow in the Midwest....

The Latest: Suspected tornado damages Army post in Georgia
The Latest on the winter storm system affecting a broad swath of the Midwest and Southern U.S. (all times local):...

Powerful winds persist as winter storm lashes California
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Powerful winds lashed Southern California on Monday at the tail end of a winter storm that also brought heavy rain and mountain snow....

Approaching snow, wind likely won't disrupt Iowa caucuses
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Heavy snow and strong winds are expected to move into Iowa, but likely not until after voters gather for the state's leadoff presidential caucuses. However, possible blizzard conditions could complicate candidates' plans to leave the next day....

The Latest: Man pulled from California river; storm moves in
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on a wet winter storm hitting Southern California (all times local):...

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