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January 26, 2015

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  • AP Top Headlines At 2:12 p.m. EST

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) Storm threatens the Northeast with heavy snow, powerful wind; drivers warned to stay home Here's what people in major Northeast cities need to know about the big snowstorm The latest on the Northeast storm: Snow falling in Philadelphia and New ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 2:10 p.m. EST

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) A murder at the edge of the world takes 'Fortitude' to crack Broadway theaters keep their lights on amid blizzard warning Trainor and Styles write a duet about heartbreak Cumberbatch says sorry for calling black actors 'colored' Broadway's 'Curious Incident ...

  • Trainor and Styles write a duet about heartbreak

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Meghan Trainor and Harry Styles have put their heartbreak into a duet. The American singer known for the megahit "All About That Bass" and the One Direction star got together to write a song called "Someday Maybe." ...

  • Conviction upheld over contributions to Sen. Harry Reid

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Nevada lobbyist accused of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid's 2010 reelection campaign. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected ...

  • VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

    2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department says it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions. The new framework is part of a larger reorganization that VA leaders say will bring ...

  • CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office says the federal budget deficit will shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office. CBO says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends ...

  • Finding available options when diagnosis calls for surgery

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) Health advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options. —Start with the doctor recommending the traditional surgery, asking what will happen if you don't have the operation and if there are ...

  • Cumberbatch says sorry for calling black actors 'colored'

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored." The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry. He ...

  • Congressional Budget Office: Budget deficit to shrink to lowest level since Obama took office

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Budget Office: Budget deficit to shrink to lowest level since Obama took office.

  • Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her ...

  • Deputy lowered from chopper comes face to face with bears

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Ricky Hernandez was being lowered from a helicopter to inspect an abandoned car in rugged terrain, his team spotted a bear on the ground. But when team members tried to ...

  • Union says California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A union says Kaiser Permanente nurses in California have approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses. The California Nurses Association said Monday that registered ...

  • AP source: Apparent drone operator tells Secret Service he didn't mean to fly near White House

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Apparent drone operator tells Secret Service he didn't mean to fly near White House.

  • 2 of 4 boys who fell into icy Maryland pond out of hospital

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) LANSDOWNE, Md. (AP) — Two boys who fell into an icy pond in Baltimore County have been released from the hospital. Two others have been upgraded to serious condition. County police say the boys, ages 8 to 13, fell through ...

  • Sparks man burned in house fire; butane explosion blamed

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Fire officials say a man burned in house fire in Sparks told authorities he was cooking hash oil from homegrown marijuana when butane he was using exploded. The man, a woman and several dogs were outside ...

  • US stock exchanges expect business as usual amid storm

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The major stock exchanges expect to remain open for trading Tuesday even as a blizzard barrels down on New York City. Representatives from both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq say they plan on sticking ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 1:48 p.m. EST

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana Naked violinist sues over arrest in Portland last year Suspected burglar falls through ceiling, lands near police Woman ...

  • Thieves have change of heart, return stolen Boy Scouts gear

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A guilty conscience and news coverage apparently led some thieves to return a cargo trailer and camping gear that was stolen from a Montana Boy Scout troop earlier this month. Scoutmaster Rick Lindholm said the thieves ...

  • Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a former Fox News producer in Texas has shot himself to death outside company headquarters in midtown Manhattan. Forty-one-year-old Philip Perea died after the shooting at about 9 a.m. Monday outside News Corp. Authorities ...

  • LeBron, Cavs climb in standings, back in title conversation

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James sat in his corner cubicle with a towel wrapped around his waist and a look of satisfaction on his face that had been missing for weeks. His body, recovered from a two-week break, has refreshed ...

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