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Boston area hit by howling blizzard; New York gets off easy
BOSTON (AP) -- A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where buses and subways started rolling again in the morning....

Northeast blizzard wasn't a bust, but it was a miss for many
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches, leading forecasters to apologize, politicians to explain themselves and some Northeast residents wondering where the much-hyped snow went....

The latest on the Northeast snowstorm
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Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each
CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge sentenced twin brothers on Tuesday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences as reward for their cooperation against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and other Mexican cartel leaders....

Once ubiquitous, parking garages fall to the wrecking ball
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- When they were built, parking garages were supposed to help save downtowns from being eclipsed by suburban developments....

Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom....

Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact
McRAE, Ga. (AP) -- Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished....

Attorney: Ex-Vanderbilt player took photos, innocent of rape
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Vanderbilt football player on trial for rape took "deplorable" photos of the alleged assault, but shouldn't be convicted of rape because he didn't take part in it, a defense attorney said Tuesday....

5 things to know about the trans-Pacific balloon challenge
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An international team is piloting a helium-filled balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break two major ballooning records. Here are five things to know about the challenge....

Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment
PHOENIX (AP) -- For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game....

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