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Northeast U.S. braves 'crippling' blizzard, transit systems shut

NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. | Video

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Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms

ATHENS - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. | Video

World, Greece 26 Jan 2015

Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar.

26 Jan 2015

Justice Department spies on millions of cars: WSJ

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

26 Jan 2015

Argentine president plans to dissolve spy agency after prosecutor's death

BUENOS AIRES - President Cristina Fernandez plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

World, Argentina 26 Jan 2015

Rock concert, rallies overwhelm Germany's anti-Islam group

BERLIN - Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement was overwhelmed by opponents of the far-right group at a rock concert for tolerance in Dresden on Monday and enormously popular counter-demonstrations in cities across the country.

World, Germany 26 Jan 2015

Two officers shot, suspect killed in Minnesota city hall shooting

MINNEAPOLIS - A man shot two police officers shortly after a swearing in ceremony at a city hall in a Minneapolis suburb on Monday night and then was fatally shot by other officers in a rapid exchange of fire, authorities said.

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Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advance

KIEV/ST PETERSBURG - Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town on Monday in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire and brought threats of new Western sanctions against Moscow. | Video