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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

U.S. Top News: Snowstorm sweeps northeast U.S., New York spared its brunt

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Snowstorm sweeps northeast U.S., New York spared its brunt
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions.
Jury selection in Boston Marathon bombing trial halted till Thursday
BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection for the trial of the accused Boston Marathon bomber will be postponed until Thursday due to the blizzard pounding the city, court officials said on Tuesday.
Russia dismisses U.S. espionage charges against alleged NYC spy ring
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry on Tuesday dismissed charges by the U.S. against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City.
Two officers shot, suspect killed in Minnesota city hall shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - 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.
Exonerations of U.S. criminals hit record in 2014: study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The number of U.S. criminals exonerated in 2014 climbed to a record high of 125, in part because of efforts by prosecutors willing to admit their offices made mistakes, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Workouts get smart, streamlined with tech-personalized routines
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When 55-year-old Connie Antoniou visits her fitness studio, the leg press knows her name.
San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions
(Reuters) - The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned and broken-hearted a new reason to mark Valentine's Day - the chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach named after a heart-trampling ex.
New York clinic that treated comic Joan Rivers sued over her death
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joan Rivers' daughter filed a malpractice lawsuit on Monday against the New York medical clinic that treated her mother days before her death, saying doctors there posed for selfies with their sedated celebrity patient even as her vital signs were plunging.
Union signals U.S. refinery workers may have to go on strike
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The United Steelworkers union (USW) signaled on Monday a strike by U.S. refinery workers may be necessary to win what it calls a fair contract from oil companies.
Four sentenced in California cross-border extortion ring
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Four people who admitted to extorting money from Latino families who believed they were ransoming kidnapped family members were sentenced to prison in San Diego federal court Monday.
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