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Delta jet skids off runway during snowstorm at NY airport


NEW YORK - A Delta Air Lines Inc jet landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest on a snow-covered embankment just feet from the frigid waters of Flushing Bay. | Video

Winter storm pummels eastern United States, grounds flights

WASHINGTON - A late winter storm pummeled the eastern United States on Thursday ahead of a cold front, canceling almost 5,000 flights as Kentucky dug out from up to 23 inches (58 cm) of snow that had stranded hundreds of drivers. | Video

Environment 05 Mar 2015

Wisconsin Assembly debate begins on right-to-work bill

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday debated through the night on a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would prohibit private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union contracts.

Politics, 12:38am EST

U.S. federal judge wounded while resisting Detroit robbery bid

DETROIT - U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg was shot in the leg in Detroit on Thursday night during an attempted robbery outside his home, police said.

12:10am EST

U.S. government settles with Ohio newspaper over detention of journalists

- The U.S. government agreed to pay an Ohio newspaper $18,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the organization after a reporter and a photographer were detained after taking photos of a tank manufacturing plant.

12:36am EST

Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months: official

WASHINGTON - A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. | Video

Politics, 05 Mar 2015

BNSF oil train derails in rural Illinois; two cars aflame

NEW YORK - A BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] train loaded with crude oil derailed and caught fire on Thursday afternoon in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, according to local officials and the company.

05 Mar 2015

Cardinal Edward Egan, former New York archbishop, dies at 82

NEW YORK - Cardinal Edward Egan, a former Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, who won praise for his leadership after the Sept. 11 attacks but was criticized for his handling of a clergy sex abuse scandal, died on Thursday at age 82.

People 05 Mar 2015

Exclusive: White House mulled, then balked at curbing explosive gas on oil trains

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding instead to leave new rules to North Dakota, where much of the fuel originates. | Video

05 Mar 2015

Businesses back gay marriage, top U.S. court sets argument date

WASHINGTON - Big business rallied behind the gay marriage cause on Thursday as the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments for April 28 on the contentious social issue that promises to yield one of the justices' most important rulings of 2015.

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