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Winter storm moves away, eastern U.S. to remain cold

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WASHINGTON - A winter storm that dropped roughly two feet of snow (61 cm) on parts of the eastern United States is expected to move out to sea on Friday but the cold will remain.

Wisconsin Assembly slogs through debate on right-to-work bill; unions cry foul

MADISON, Wis. - Weary Wisconsin lawmakers debated into the early hours of Friday a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would stop private-sector workers from having to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment.

Politics, 3:39am EST

With a nod and a wink, Republicans build 2016 campaign machines

NEW YORK - Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..."

Politics, 1:14am EST

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

05 Mar 2015

Briton arrested over hack into U.S. Department of Defense

LONDON - British detectives have arrested a man suspected of being part of a group which hacked into the U.S. Department of Defense last year, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Friday.

6:31am 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

Weather-battered U.S. consumers skip mall, order in and head south

NEW YORK - U.S. consumers battered by the wretched winter weather still afflicting much of the eastern half of the country have responded by ordering in rather than eating out, flying more frequently to Florida and cutting out trips to the mall, according to a Reuters review of company data.

1:09am 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

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

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