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Sub-zero winds grip central, eastern U.S., schools close
(Reuters) - Schools in Chicago, Boston and other large cities closed on Thursday as sub-zero temperatures and bitter winds gripped central and eastern United States for a third day and meteorologists warned there was little relief in sight.
Slump in New York arrests, fines hits traffic lawyers, bail bondsmen
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sharp drop in arrests and fines in New York may prove costly for the city but it could already be hurting some traffic lawyers and bail bonds firms, which are seeing their phones ring less often as fewer people are in trouble and need help.
Florida girl dies after father throws her off a bridge: police
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man killed his 5-year-old daughter by throwing her over the side of a bridge early on Thursday, police in St. Petersburg said.
Massachusetts court to consider case reviews after crime lab scandal
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court will consider arguments Thursday on how to handle tens of thousands of drug convictions that were potentially tainted by a rogue crime lab scientist, in a case that could have national implications.
Facing shrinking budgets, Pentagon moves to cut European bases
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing tight budgets and a shrinking military, the Pentagon said on Thursday it was ending operations at an air base in Britain and handing it and 14 other sites in Europe back to their home governments in a move projected to save $500 million annually.
Top Connecticut court to hear arguments on teen's cancer care
HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut teenager diagnosed with cancer, who has been forced for the past month to receive state-ordered chemotherapy over her family's objections, will ask the state's top court on Thursday to order a stop to the treatments.
Washington state teenager pleads guilty to murder of World War Two veteran: media
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state teenager changed his plea to guilty on Wednesday in the murder of a World War Two veteran he beat up with an accomplice in 2013 during what he said was a drug deal, Spokane area media reported.
Lawyers for Colorado cinema massacre gunman seek another trial delay
DENVER (Reuters) - Attorneys defending accused Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes sought a further delay of his murder trial, set to begin this month, after recently receiving "a vast amount" of new information, court documents showed on Wednesday.
Cosby's Canadian shows go ahead as more women allege abuse
TORONTO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby, the subject of more than a dozen sex-abuse allegations over the past three months, opened three Canadian shows this week as more women leveled accusations against the comedian.
Police unions reject NYC mayor's leadership as deep rift persists
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police union leaders said they rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio's leadership after emerging from a meeting with the city's police commissioner on Wednesday, suggesting the mayor's effort to mend his unusually deep rift with police was failing.
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