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Dreamstime
December 29, 2017 - 9:04 pm
The frigid conditions in Boston are taking their toll on the nation's fifth-largest transit system. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has spent heavily to winterize what's known as the "T'' since it was crippled by record-breaking snowfall in 2015. But the agency reported "severe...
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SIPA USA
December 29, 2017 - 4:08 am
Licensed businesses around California can begin legally growing and selling marijuana for recreational use Monday, and a hodgepodge of enforcement agencies will be trying to make sure they adhere to a slew of new pot laws. Since no single agency has overarching responsibility, supporters and...
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Dreamstime
December 28, 2017 - 8:58 pm
A dog has been found frozen solid on an Ohio home's porch as a bitter cold snap grips much of the United States. Toledo humane society cruelty investigator Megan Brown tells The Blade newspaper she doesn't know how long the dog was outside Thursday, when Toledo's high temperature was expected to be...
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Albert Cesare-USA TODAY NETWORK
December 28, 2017 - 5:09 am
Republican Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race. The court filing occurred about 14 hours ahead of Thursday's meeting of a state canvassing board to officially declare Jones the winner of the Dec. 12 special...
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Dreamstime
December 27, 2017 - 10:08 pm
Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city so cold it's called the Icebox of the Nation, and will stay put for days to come as snow-hardened Erie digs out from a record snowfall. Forecasters...
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