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Just when New England had dug out...more snow

Just when Northeasterners had shoveled their way out of feet of blizzard snow, here comes the weather to mess things up again.

New flakes and more wind are coming, the National Weather Service says. But they luckily won't hold a candle to the stormy m...

Eddie Murphy, Stevie Wonder

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Eddie Murphy returns to SNL after 30 years

He's back!

After more than 30 years, Eddie Murphy is returning to Saturday Night Live.

The comedy legend will appear on the 40th anniversary special of the NBC sketch comedy show. The special airs February 15.

Murphy, who started his stand-up comedy ca...

Kabul locator

CNN

Taliban behind attack that killed 3 Americans

The Afghan Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 3 American contractors at a military base attached to the Kabul airport.

The attacker in the Thursday incident was a Taliban agent who "had penetrated into the security fo...

Mexico hospital hero

CNN

Hero officer pulls baby from hospital debris

Heroes are often made suddenly, when tragedy strikes out of nowhere. It did Thursday, when a natural gas explosion flattened a maternity hospital in Mexico City.

It was dawn, and Police Officer Mauro Enrique Vera Suarez was in the middle of suiting up...

Niagara climber

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Frozen feat: Man climbs icy Niagara Falls

Most visitors to Niagara Falls consider it a place for romance. Ice climber Will Gadd thinks of the famous falls as a spot for adventure.

There have been countless attempts by daredevils to ride down both parts of Niagara Falls -- the American Falls o...

Japanese journalists in Turkey

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Hope fading fast for ISIS captives

The sunset deadline set by ISIS has passed, but the fates of two captives it's using as bargaining chips remains unknown.

ISIS had pushed Jordan to bring a convicted terrorist, Sajida al-Rishawi, to the Turkish border by 5:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. ET) Thur...

Santorum speaks to followers

CNN

Santorum staffing up in South Carolina

Rick Santorum is expanding his nonprofit to the all-important early primary state of South Carolina, a move that's certain to heighten speculation over his potential presidential run.

South Carolina GOP strategist Jon Parker confirmed to CNN he plans ...

Obama, D-Day 70th anniversary

Pool

Sequester that everyone hates is hard to replace

There's one thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: It's time to get rid of the forced spending cuts known in Washington as the sequester.

But reaching a deal on the next question -- what exactly to replace the cuts with -- will require yet another ...

Lindsey Graham presidential run

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Graham: 'I'm tired of just complaining'

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he is testing the waters on a presidential run because he is sick of hearing himself complain.

"I complain a lot and also have some solutions. I'm tired of just complaining and now ready to try to lead. Whether or not there is...

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Klan leader 'just might' run against Scalise

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke suggested on Wednesday he might primary Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, after Scalise distanced himself from an event hosted by Duke's white nationalist group.

During an interview on the Jim Engster Show,...

US soldier, Afghanistan

U.S. Army

Key data on Afghan reconstruction withheld

The U.S. military has, for the first time, classified key data about reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, in a move that has frustrated one government watchdog and left the public in the dark on billions in spending.

The agency tasked with overseein...

Visa

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Visa is making a killing on fees

Visa is surging, and that's likely a good sign for the economy.

The credit card company reported an 11% jump in payment volume. Over $1 trillion worth of transactions were made on Visa cards from October 1 to December 31. That's not too far off from t...

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Police search for Suge Knight after hit-and-run

Police are looking for Death Row Records founder Suge Knight who was involved in a…

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Clouds invade the Grand Canyon

A carpet of clouds covers the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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Caught on camera: Dutch gunman demands airtime

A gunman is arrested by police at a TV station in the Netherlands, and the whole…

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Panda predicts Super Bowl winner

A giant panda at the Memphis Zoo predicts the New England Patriots will win the…

Mexico hospital explosion

Scene footage of maternity explosion in Mexico

A natural gas explosion ignited a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City…

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Opening statements to begin in Hernandez trial

A jury will hear opening statements in the murder trial of former New England…

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How much do winter sports cost?

Snow and sub-freezing temperatures are no reason to hibernate. Adopt a new winter…

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Holiday food calculator

The holidays are a time to indulge at the dinner table. But how many calories will…

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The origins of holiday traditions

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came…

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The history of gas prices

As gas prices continue to drop, take a look back at what we have paid for a gallon…

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Guide to holiday etiquette

'Tis the season for family, friends, gifts, holiday parties -- and all the rules of…

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How well do you know your Christmas carols?

How well do you know your Christmas carols? Test your knowledge here!

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Niagara climber

Frozen feat: Man climbs icy Niagara Falls

Most visitors to Niagara Falls consider it a place for romance. Ice climber Will…

Saturn super rings

Astronomy first: 'Super Saturn' rings

In 1610, after he built his telescope, Galileo Galilei first spotted enormous…

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Comcast changes customer name to profanity

A Washington state man discovered his name changed to "A**hole" on his monthly…

Entertainment Headlines

Eddie Murphy, Stevie Wonder

Eddie Murphy returns to SNL after 30 years

He's back!

After more than 30 years, Eddie Murphy is returning to Saturday Night…

Fresh Off the Boat cast

'Fresh Off The Boat' tweet draws backlash

ABC's "Fresh Off The Boat," the first sitcom to feature an Asian American family in…

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber: 'I'm not who I was pretending to be'

Justin Bieber posted a heartfelt video on social media entitled "Here we go" on…

Environmental News

Pipeline

Oil pipeline ruptures, spill 50k gallons

A Montana pipeline burst sent as much as 50,400 gallons of oil gushing into the…

Juneau Alaska

Obama's Alaska move triggers fight

The Obama administration is moving to block oil and gas production along a major…

Keystone pipeline protest

State Department sets Feb. 2 Keystone XL deadline

With the Senate expected to vote soon on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline,…

Travel Headlines

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United passengers describe emergency landing

Passengers described on social media a scary landing Thursday morning after a United…

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How Ink Global is building an inflight empire

The front pocket of an airline seat may seem an unlikely place to find a winning…

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Airlines get more than 50 threats since Jan. 17

There has been a spike in online threats made against airlines since Jan. 17, when a…

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