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A dump truck waits to dump snow that is being hauled from surrounding neighborhoods on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Threat of flooding hangs over Buffalo

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 feet of melting snow posed the threat of flooding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Sunday. “Err on …

S.C.’s Graham rejects GOP Benghazi report as ‘garbage’

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — A top Republican took aim at his GOP colleagues on Sunday for issuing a report that largely absolved the Obama administration for its handling of the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, dismissing the accounting by the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee as “full of crap.” Sen. Lindsey Graham …

Islamic State group actively recruits, exploits children

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BEIRUT — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off …

Small plane crash-lands inches from sleeping Chicago couple

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away. The Aero Commander 500-B slammed nose-down into the …

Reid urges Obama to act quickly on immigration

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should take executive action as quickly as possible to remake the nation’s immigration system. It was a shift from last week when Reid said Obama …

Pope Francis confirms plan to attend World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

Monday, November 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — A pontiff who has long championed humble acts — sneaking off to break bread with the homeless as an archbishop and washing the feet of young prisoners early in his papacy — is coming to the …

Man who died from Ebola endured treatment delays

Monday, November 17, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms — a delay that doctors said probably made it …

Chopin’s heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

Monday, November 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland. …

Scientists hopeful comet lander will wake up

Monday, November 17, 2014

BERLIN — A burst of sunshine in the spring could be just the wakeup call for Europe’s comet lander. Scientists raised hopes Monday that as the Philae lander nears the sun its solar panel-powered battery will recharge, and …

‘Star’ Burton, 26, to marry Manson

Monday, November 17, 2014

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him. Afton Elaine Burton, the raven-haired bride-to-be, said she …

Europeans prominent in beheading video

Monday, November 17, 2014

PARIS — The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain, as the extremist group tries …

Militant video shows US aid worker beheaded

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. Army Ranger-turned-aid worker, who was seized …

Face-offs await Obama after productive trip

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BRISBANE, Australia — After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama headed home Sunday on a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation over his remaining two years …