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Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. A jury is expected to be seated for opening...
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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Visitors to the Sepulveda Basin Dog Park look at fallen a tree that was blown down by heavy winds in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 60 mph toppled trees and power lines in Los Angeles....

2 Marines identified in deadly California helicopter crash

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Sunday as talented pilots. Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield died from injuries in...
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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

FILE – This July, 2001 aerial file photo shows the Coastal Plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. President Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the Coastal Plain,...
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NYC mayor: Storm could be biggest ever to hit city

A duck swims pilings on Boston Harbor in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Conn., was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP...
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‘Potentially historic’ storm headed for Northeast

A duck swims pilings on Boston Harbor in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Conn., was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP...

2 planes evacuated in Seattle, 3rd flight diverted to Dallas

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a “security concern.” Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest...
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Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska refuge

FILE – This July, 2001 aerial file photo shows the Coastal Plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. President Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the Coastal Plain,...
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Sleet, snow kick off winter storm in Northeast

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. EST, shows a storm system over the Atlantic Ocean with a back-end surface trough that is causing some snow to develop across parts of southern New England. A larger developing storm system is located just due...
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After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

Christine Mumma, director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, left, and Cheryl Sullivan, staff attorney, hug Joseph Sledge after a special session of superior court in Whiteville, N.C. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Sledge, 70, was freed from prison Friday, after a panel...