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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....
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Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said....
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Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

BEIRUT (AP) -- An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."...
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah....
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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....
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Wolf vows to support Senate's medical marijuana bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf gave an impromptu audience Tuesday to parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing....
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Public defender charged with hiding client's whereabouts

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An assistant public defender in Pittsburgh has been charged with lying about his client's whereabouts just days before the defendant wound up killing himself....
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Confessed killer testifies against man with bodies in yard

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A key prosecution witness testified Tuesday that he agreed to help a man kill a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend as part of a robbery plot....
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Another Philadelphia disappointment: Big snowstorm is bust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia thought it was done with hype and underperformance when football season ended....
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Pittsburgh police reviewing halfway house arrest on video

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- City police have defended - and promised to investigate - the arrest of a man at a halfway house who was hit with batons after police said he resisted efforts by staff to search him for drugs....
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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. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies....
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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....
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A sampling of snowfall totals across the Northeast

A look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast as of Tuesday morning after a massive winter storm:...
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Challenger buys up websites bearing Philly councilman's name

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's political gamesmanship for the digital age....
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KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think Congress should approve the president's request for a $3 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund? <More Info>

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80%
Yes:
20%
Total Votes: 22,558

Yesterday's Poll

Who would you most want to see as the Republican Party nominee for president in 2016?

Mitt Romney:
35%
Chris Christie:
33%
Jeb Bush:
31%
Total Votes: 36,094

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