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U.S. markets stick to regular hours with pending storm

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U.S. financial markets sought to do business as usual on Monday even though a potentially historic blizzard might dump up to 3 feet (90 cm) of snow on the East Coast and disrupt travel for tens of millions of people. The New York Stock Exchange said it currently plans to stay open for normal operating hours Monday and Tuesday, a NYSE spokesman said. Meanwhile, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, which represents U.S. bond dealers and investors, said the domestic fixed income market will stick to its regular trading hours Monday and Tuesday, a SIFMA spokeswoman said. I don’t suspect it will be an issue at all," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O’Neil Securities in New York.
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United Airlines cancels all Tuesday flights from major Northeast hubs

Yahoo News - 59 min 4 sec ago
(Reuters) - United Airlines said on Monday it will cancel all of its Tuesday flights from the New York area, Boston and Philadelphia as a potentially historic blizzard rips through the Northeast. The carrier said its operations at other airports throughout the Northeast will be affected as well. Certain Monday evening flights will be delayed and canceled because of the weather conditions, it added. United is waiving change fees to rebook travel for affected customers, the release said. (Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
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Don't risk a heart attack! Here's how to safely shovel snow

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Don't risk a heart attack! Here's how to safely shovel snowShoveling snow is a tough job, and the increased workload and the risks associated with cold weather could be a dangerous combination.


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Judge puts Alabama same-sex marriages on hold after striking down ban

Yahoo News - 1 hour 34 min ago
(Reuters) - Same-sex couples in Alabama will have to put their wedding plans on hold after a federal judge issued a two-week stay on her ruling that struck down the state's laws banning gay marriages, including those performed legally in other states. U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade said in an order issued on Sunday that she would give the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals until Feb. 9 to decide whether gay marriages should continue to be delayed in the state. The stay came two days after Granade ruled that Alabama's prohibition on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, clearing the way for the conservative southern state to become the 37th U.S. state to allow same-sex couples to wed. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange immediately asked for a stay, arguing it was best to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court decides later this year whether states can ban gay marriage.
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Couple is missing after long drive to meet Craigslist seller

Yahoo News - 2 hours 9 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia couple is missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and police say the man who last had phone contact with them faces charges.
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Cops to hold news conference on 1979 cold case in western NY

Yahoo News - 2 hours 16 min ago
GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have scheduled a news conference to release more information on the case of a teenager whose body was found in a western New York cornfield 35 years ago.
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Mom going on trial accused of killing 5-year-old with salt

Yahoo News - 2 hours 21 min ago

This undated photo provided by the Westchester County District Attorney’s office shows Lacey Spears, who was indicted June 17, 2014, in White Plains, N.Y., on charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears. Her trial begins Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A young mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with salt goes on trial this week in the New York suburbs.


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New Jersey school evacuated after chemistry lab 'mishap'

Yahoo News - 2 hours 36 min ago
WOOLWICH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school has been evacuated and about two dozen students taken to a hospital after what police are calling a chemistry lab "mishap" involving acid.
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6abc School Closings and Delays

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25 students hospitalized after lab mishap in Swedesboro, N.J.

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25 students hospitalized after lab mishap in Swedesboro, N.J.Gloucester County emergency crews are on the scene of a high school laboratory mishap this morning.


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10 Things to Know for Today

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FILE-This Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, shows parents of children who suffer from epilepsy. With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


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Snow plow, car collide in Haverford Township

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Snow plow, car collide in Haverford TownshipInjuries have been reported following a crash between a car and a snow plow in Haverford Township.


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Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

Yahoo News - 3 hours 15 min ago

In this Jan. 4, 2015 photo, the computer, modem and intranet network cabling belonging to Rafael Antonio Broche Moreno sits on a desk at his home in Havana. Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month’s salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. But a small minority have covertly engineered a partial solution by pooling funds to create a private network of more than 9,000 computers with small, inexpensive but powerful hidden Wi-Fi antennas and Ethernet cables strung over streets and rooftops spanning the entire city. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access.


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NY man is lone combat vet returning to scene of WWII battle

Yahoo News - 3 hours 22 min ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A World War II combat veteran from upstate New York is returning to the scene of a bloody Pacific island battle as an army of one.
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3 hospitalized in Summerdale carbon monoxide leak

Yahoo News - 3 hours 36 min ago

3 hospitalized in Summerdale carbon monoxide leakThree people were hospitalized following a carbon monoxide leak in Northeast Philadelphia.


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Several bodies left behind in funeral home buried, cremated

Yahoo News - 3 hours 40 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several decomposed bodies and remains left unattended by a Providence funeral home have been buried or cremated.
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Body found in charred car in Berks Co.

Yahoo News - 3 hours 56 min ago

Body found in charred car in Berks Co.The search is on for answers after a man was found dead inside a charred car in Berks County.


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About 12,000 in West Virginia without water due to spill

Yahoo News - 4 hours 2 min ago
LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A diesel fuel spill has left about 12,000 people in southeastern West Virginia without drinking water.
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Pregnant woman stabbed during robbery in Feltonville

Yahoo News - 4 hours 3 min ago

Pregnant woman stabbed during robbery in FeltonvillePolice are searching for the thieves who stabbed a woman who is four months pregnant.


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BP to call witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty

Yahoo News - 4 hours 7 min ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It will be oil giant BP's turn Monday to call witnesses as it makes its case for a civil penalty lower than the $13.7 billion the federal government is seeking for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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