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A jogger passes a statue of Arthur Fiedler on the Esplanade in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Connecticut 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 Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Northeast braces for massive snowstormBlizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm on heels of weekend snowfall
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This undated photo made available by Oxitec shows a genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito in their U.K. lab. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering releasing the non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes modified by Oxitec to pass along a birth defect to their progeny, thus killing off the next generation of the mosquitoes that can carry dengue and chikungunya. The FDA is planning to release the mosquitos in a neighborhood of 444 homes near Key West, Fla. (AP Photo/Oxitec, Derric Nimmo)
Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida KeysFDA mulls releasing genetically modified mosquitoes to fight growing threat of viral diseases
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U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle, centre left walks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, centre and unidentified Nigerian government officials upon Kerry's arrival, in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday,  Jan. 25, 2015. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plan to stop in Nigeria for meetings with the two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential election signals deep U.S. concerns about pos telection violence in a country already devastated by an al-Qaida-linked insurgency. (AP Photo/Akintunde Akinleye, Pool)
Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violenceKerry in Nigeria met with main presidential candidates, condemned Boko Haram violence
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Houthi Shiite fighters wearing an army uniform ride on a pickup vehicle as they patrol a street during a demonstration to show support for their comrades in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Thousands of protesters demonstrated Friday across Yemen, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country's south secede after the nation's president and Cabinet resigned. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Senators: More US special ops troops may be needed in YemenShould US send troops to Yemen? Senators suggest more special ops could be needed in hot spots
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A Houthi Shiite fighter wearing an army uniform chants slogans during a demonstration to show support for his comrades in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Thousands of protesters demonstrated Friday across Yemen, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country's south secede after the nation's president and Cabinet resigned. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affectedObama says US continues to pursue terrorist targets inside Yemen despite political vacuum
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People react as they watch the exit poll results at the election kiosk of left-wing Syriza party in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's battle against crippling debts, with a radical left party favored to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Greece: Govt official admits electoral defeat by SyrizaGreek election: Senior conservative party official admits defeat, saying: 'we lost'
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A woman lights a candle on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 for the victims of a rocket attack on the coastal city of Mariupol. Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30Ukraine says intercepted communications prove Russian-backed rebels attacked city, killed 30
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In this photo provided by Lucasfilm Ltd., Marianne (voice of Evan Rachel Wood) is serenaded by Roland (voice of Sam Palladio) in “Strange Magic” a madcap fairy tale from Lucasfilm, Ltd. The film, released by Touchstone Pictures, hits theaters on Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP Photo/Copyright Strange Magic & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.)
'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office over 'Boy Next Door,' 'Mortdecai'
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People who have Swiss franc loans stand, along with their children, during a protest outside the parliament building in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.  More than 1,000 people have protested against increasing repayments for Swiss franc loans mostly contracted during the economic boom of the mid-2000's because they had a lower interest rate. Protesters blame the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and call on the government to intervene and support the about 75.000 people, according to Romanian National Bank statistics, who have Swiss franc loans.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repaymentsRomanians protest repayments for Swiss franc loans, blame the banks, urge new laws
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  • Egypt court overturns 37 death sentences in criticized trial

    Judicial officials in Egypt say an appeals court has ordered a retrial in an internationally criticized mass trial, overturning 37 death sentences. Initially, more than 500 suspected backers of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to death last March in a swift, two-day trial in Minya. The York Daily Record, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 07:37 AM
  • ECB official denies lower euro was prime motive for stimulus

    A top official at the European Central Bank says getting the euro down was not a prime consideration of the bank's recently announced 1.1 trillion-euro stimulus. Benoit Coeure, an executive board member at the ECB, told a panel at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Saturday that the fall in the euro since Thursday's announcement was one of the consequences of the stimulus but "not the most important consideration." The Lebanon Daily News, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 09:32 AM
  • cutting graft top priority to reach new bailout

    Ukraine's head of reforms says that tackling corruption is the country's top priority as it tries to convince its international rescue creditors to give it more loans. The economy and public finances of Ukraine have been drained by uncertainty over the country's future amid a war in its eastern region. The Lebanon Daily News, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 07:33 AM
  • Man sentence for crime he can't recall after wreck

    A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year's probation for crimes his defense attorney says the man can't recall because of a brain injury suffered in a car accident. Defense attorney Stephen Misko also says 23-year-old Christian Eshenbaugh has become a "completely different person" as he struggles to regain his memory and motor skills - and no longer has a penchant for petty crimes fueled by drug use. El Paso Times, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 02:43 PM
  • Official says 8 Lebanese troops killed fighting militants

    The official says Lebanese troops found the bodies of three missing soldiers Saturday on the outskirts of the northeastern Lebanese village of Ras Baalbek. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the attackers belong to the Islamic State group that controls large parts of Syria. Evening Sun, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 05:20 AM
  • Open Records director fired by Wolf shows up for work

    The man who calls himself the executive director of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records is on the job - and so is the agency's acting executive director. Erik Arneson, a former state Senate aide appointed director by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in his final days in office, showed up for work Friday, one day after being fired by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. Evening Sun, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 01:19 PM
  • Official says 8 Lebanese troops killed fighting militants

    The official says Lebanese troops found the bodies of three missing soldiers Saturday on the outskirts of the northeastern Lebanese village of Ras Baalbek. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the attackers belong to the Islamic State group that controls large parts of Syria. The Bennington Banner, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 03:46 AM
  • Trial scheduled for Ohio man accused of Capitol terror plot

    A March 2 trial date has been set for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers. U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith in Cincinnati also Friday set a pretrial conference for Feb. 24. Her order came a day after Christopher Lee Cornell pleaded not guilty to three charges including attempted murder of U.S. officials and employees. The Lebanon Daily News, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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