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February 8, 2016 - 10:12am
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IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man stole several police badges while he was being held for questioning in a domestic dispute.

Police say 26-year-old Robert Dingeldein stole the badges Oct. 30 while being questioned by Irwin police. The small town has all its borough offices in one building, so Dingeldein was held in the mayor's office to keep him away from a woman also being questioned in the dispute.

Police say they didn't realize...

February 8, 2016 - 9:44am
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Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its second sizable loss in a row.

Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners in early trading Monday as the price of crude oil fell again.

Property and casualty insurance company Loews sank 4 percent after reporting earnings that fell far short of analysts' forecasts.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 213 points, or 1.3 percent, to 15,989 as...

February 8, 2016 - 9:25am
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MIAMI (AP) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean, forcing passengers to stay in their cabins, but no injuries were reported.

Royal Caribbean said in a statement Monday that the ship Anthem of the Seas was damaged in some public areas and guest staterooms. Royal Caribbean didn't describe the damages but says the ship's safe to be at sea. The statement doesn't say where or when the ship encountered the bad weather....

February 8, 2016 - 9:24am
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BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the snowstorm that's moving into the Northeast (all times local):

9:55 a.m.

Schools across Connecticut closed in preparation for a winter storm that was predicted to bring as much as a foot of snow to parts of the state.

Bradley International Airport reported the cancellations of a handful of flights and numerous delays.

The University of Connecticut closed its main campus in...

February 8, 2016 - 9:14am
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman and man accused of robbing jewelry stores across the South have been indicted by a federal grand jury in northern Florida.

The two are charged with conspiracy, obstructing commerce by robbery, and brandishing a gun in a violent crime.

FBI agents say 24-year-old Abigail Kemp and 35-year-old Lewis Jones III stole an estimated $4.3 million in jewelry by robbing six jewelry stores in Georgia, Florida,...

February 8, 2016 - 9:06am
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DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety investigators have determined that electronic gear shifters in some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles while they are in gear, causing 121 crashes and 30 injuries.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has doubled the number of vehicles in the investigation to more than 856,000. But it stopped short of calling for a recall.

The probe now covers 2014 and...

February 8, 2016 - 8:24am
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ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Expecting to write up a ticket for speeding, an Alabama State Trooper ended up helping a woman give birth.

Danny Lowe, of Huntsville, tells news outlets he was driving his wife, Shawna, and their unborn baby to an Athens hospital Sunday morning when he was pulled over by Trooper Michael Kesler for speeding.

While being questioned, Shawna Lowe began going into labor and the two men helped her deliver a baby boy along U.S. 72....

February 8, 2016 - 8:09am
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A World War II veteran has embarked on a 10,500-mile journey to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1L8P3l0 ) reports that 93-year-old Norwood Thomas boarded a plane from Norfolk to Australia on Sunday to reunite with Joyce Morris.

They first met in London shortly before D-Day but ended up going their separate ways after the war had ended.

Thomas...

February 8, 2016 - 8:05am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. The White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women.

Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes. Most people who catch it experience mild or no symptoms. But there are suspicions that the fetus...

February 8, 2016 - 7:05am
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has reopened its Gaza office after closing it the previous day in response to repeated attempts by protesters to storm it.

Spokeswoman Suhair Zakkout said Monday all normal activities were resumed after "discussions" with officials from Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the Gaza Strip. She declined to elaborate.

Dozens of Gazans have protested daily at the...

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