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Midday Roundup: Groundhog gives hope to snow-socked states

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Get ready for spring. Today is Groundhog Day, and the wily and wise rodent on whom all hopes for an early spring rest has declared winter dead. Beady-eyed…

Midday Roundup: East Coast digs out after record-busting blizzard

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Winter’s weekend. Snowblowers are still busy up and down the eastern United States in the aftermath of the weekend blizzard. The storm dumped record amounts…

Midday Roundup: ISIS razes Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sacrilege. Satellite images show Islamic State (ISIS) has leveled Iraq’s oldest monastery. St. Elijah’s Monastery of Mosul, also known as Dair Mar Elia,

Midday Roundup: Turkish police foil New Year’s terror attack

By Mickey McLean
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News | Terror plot. A Turkish prosecutor says police in Ankara detained two suspected Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists who planned suicide attacks during New Year’s…

Midday Roundup: Belgian police arrest two in New Year’s terror plot

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Thwarted. Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting attacks against prominent sites in Brussels during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Police…

Midday Roundup: Snow, ice, tornados sweep misery across the South

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly storms. First light in Dallas yesterday confirmed what authorities feared about weekend tornadoes that killed 11 people: Northeast of the city in the…

Midday Roundup: Deadly storms tear through the South

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Unseasonable. Unusual, spring-like storms ripped through the South last night, leaving at least seven people dead. A tornado skipped across the ground in…

Midday Roundup: Officials say Las Vegas crash not an act of terror

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unclear motive. One person has died after a driver intentionally barreled into a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. More than a dozen people were…

Midday Roundup: Attorney says OSU driver was mentally ill, not drunk

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Insanity defense? The driver who crashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday at Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade is due in court today on…

Midday Roundup: Hurricane Patricia about to wallop Mexican coast

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Peligro. The strongest hurricane on record in the Western Hemisphere is headed toward Mexico’s west coast. Hurricane Patricia likely will make landfall…

Midday Roundup: California legalizes physician-assisted suicide

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly decision. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced yesterday he had signed the assisted-suicide law passed by the state legislature last month. The law…

Midday Roundup: 1,000-year flood engulfs parts of Carolinas

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Historic rains. Rain continues to fall in South Carolina today in what the governor is calling a once-in-1,000-years rainfall event. Floods have caused at…

 
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