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AP Top U.S. News At 5:27 p.m. EST

Sheriff: Bodies found in car of missing Ga. couple
ATLANTA (AP) -- The car belonging to a Georgia couple who disappeared after traveling to meet a man claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake with two bodies inside....

Fierce snowstorm descends on densely populated Northeast US
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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....

The latest on the Northeast snowstorm
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AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years
The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S....

Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game....

CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday....

Alabama appeals decision blocking ban on same-sex marriage
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage - a decision that was put on hold to allow time for the appeal....

Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence
CHICAGO (AP) -- In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America....

Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes....

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years....

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UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime

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Denver police shoot, kill woman who struck officer with car

Tsarnaev judge cites progress despite slow jury selection

China moves to accept imports of all US apple varieties

Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial