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Heavy snow hits Arizona, hail turns California beach white
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A winter storm has brought snow and rain to Arizona, with heavy snow forcing schools, government offices in the northern part of the state and the Grand Canyon's visitor centers to close Monday....

New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products....

Georgia woman nears execution for husband's murder
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) -- The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the state parole board steps in with a last-minute reprieve....

Ice slows business, traffic on Northeast, Midwest waterways
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Waterways around the Northeast and the Midwest are beset by ice more than a foot thick in some places, making life miserable for people who make their living on the water....

$4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars....

Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers
BOSTON (AP) -- Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, coolers and other stuff that people put on the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out....

Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube....

Suspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday....

Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions....

Police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had hold of his gun before three other officers opened fire, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday....

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