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Winter storm spreads snow, traffic woes in U.S. Northeast

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- A winter storm spread freezing rain and snow and snarled traffic from the Middle Atlantic states into New England on Saturday, and forecasters said they expected a second system to lash the region early next week.

U.S. airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats

- Bomb threats against two U.S. airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said.

Aerospace & Defense 24 Jan 2015

FBI identifies kidnap suspect on lam in Kentucky

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The FBI on Saturday identified a man suspected in a kidnapping in Missouri after authorities say he crashed a car-jacked van more than 500 miles away in Kentucky and fled in another stolen vehicle.

24 Jan 2015

Father fatally shoots three in New York home before killing self

- A New York man shot and killed his 7-year-old daughter, his girlfriend and her mother inside their home early on Saturday before taking his own life, police said.

24 Jan 2015

Kia Motors recalls nearly 87,000 Forte sedans in U.S. due to fire risk

WASHINGTON - Kia Motors is recalling 86,880 Forte sedans in the United States because a cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire, according to documents filed by U.S. auto safety regulators.

24 Jan 2015

Lock of Abe Lincoln's hair sells for $25,000 at Dallas auction

DALLAS - A lock of slain U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's hair and items connected to his assassin were top sellers on Saturday at an auction that fetched $803,889 in the sale of a top private collection of Lincoln memorabilia.

24 Jan 2015

Teenage student fatally stabbed at California middle school

- A teenage student was fatally stabbed at a Los Angeles middle school on Friday afternoon, officials said, with no-one yet taken into custody.

24 Jan 2015

Two marines die in California military helicopter crash

- Two marines died on Friday when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in southern California, military officials said.

24 Jan 2015

Exclusive: USDA Secretary orders update of animal welfare research strategy

CHICAGO - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.

23 Jan 2015

Supreme Court to review Oklahoma execution procedure

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's controversial method of execution by lethal injection, taking up a case brought by three death row inmates who accuse the state of violating the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

23 Jan 2015

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