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Still more snow and ice snarling airline traffic for Northeast

A man stands in falling snow at the shore of the Hudson River in the New York City suburban town of Nyack, New YorkAlthough less intense than the harshest winter storms of the past month, snow fell from the nation's capital to New England, with southern sections of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts hardest hit, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm warning was posted for those areas. Three to six inches of snow was expected to accumulate around Cape Cod and along the south coast of Massachusetts, with up to 8 inches in some spots, before tapering off or changing to freezing rain early on Monday, said meteorologist Frank Nocera of the Boston-area Weather Service office.



Americans say keep politics out of the Fed

The United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown behind security barriers in WashingtonBy Michael Flaherty WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans don't know who runs the Federal Reserve, but they do believe that elected officials should stay out of its business, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll.     Just 24 percent of those polled said Congress should be allowed to have detailed oversight of the Fed, the poll shows. More than double that amount said the central bank should be left alone.     The poll of 1,388 Americans was conducted from Feb 20-24 to measure whether people supported proposed legislation that would expose the Fed to a full government audit, a move being led by Rand Paul, a likely 2016 presidential candidate.     The Republican Senator from Kentucky held an "Audit the Fed" rally in Iowa last month, and his spokesman told Reuters that polls showed Americans want the central bank to be audited.     Supporters of the campaign say the Fed needs more transparency and accountability.



Video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man dead

(Reuters) - A video posted online shows Los Angeles police scuffling with and shooting a homeless man during a confrontation, The Los Angeles Times reported on its web site. The video, posted on Facebook, shows several uniformed Los Angeles Police Department officers scuffling with a man in a downtown area where homeless people pitch tents at night known as skid row. A series of civilian deaths at the hands of police in the past year has become a touchstone for trouble race relations in the United States, most notably in Ferguson, Missouri, when an unarmed teen-ager was shot and killed by a police officer, triggering weeks of protests and some rioting. The homeless man in the video was declared dead at a hospital shortly after the shooting, the Times reported, citing police spokesman Sgt. Barry Montgomery.


Amish to be resentenced for remaining charges in attacks

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, Sam Mullet Sr. stands in the front yard of his home in Bergholz, Ohio. Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crime convictions. The resentencing Monday, March, 2, 2015, is needed because the original sentences for the 16 didn?t distinguish between their hate crimes convictions and convictions on other charges related to the forced cutting of beards and hair of seven people. All were members of other Ohio Amish communities. Eight of the 16 already have served their sentences and can?t be returned to prison. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)CLEVELAND (AP) ? Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crime convictions.



Los Angeles police shoot, kill man in fight caught on video

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Los Angeles police say three officers fired on and killed a man on the city's Skid Row because of a struggle over one of the officers' guns.


Boston falls short of season snow record _ for now

A woman walks across City Hall as snow falls during a winter storm, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)BOSTON (AP) ? It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record ? for now that is.



No injuries as train hits empty vehicle in Ventura County

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) ? Authorities in Southern California say no one was injured when an Amtrak train with 85 people aboard hit an empty vehicle stopped on the tracks.


Dearth of jobs a barrier to post-bankruptcy Detroit's growth

In a photo from Feb. 12, 2015, Alison Norris, 26, waits for a public bus in Detroit. Norris catches at least two buses during a 2-hour, one-way commute from Detroit to her restaurant hostess job in the city?s northern suburbs. She is among many Detroit residents without cars who often must travel long distances for low-paying positions in customer service or sales far outside the central city. Norris says there are too few jobs in the city. The city?s unemployment rate has been estimated at more than 18 percent. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)DETROIT (AP) ? When Alison Norris couldn't find work in Detroit, she searched past the city limits, ending up with a part-time restaurant job that's 20 miles away but takes at least two hours to get to via separate city and suburban bus systems.



Hearing to begin for suspect in Jewish site shootings

FILE - In this April 24, 2014 file photo, Frazier Glenn Cross, who is also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, looks around after being wheeled into court in Olathe, Kan. The avowed white supremacist accused in the fatal shooting of three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas appears in court Monday, March 2, 2015, to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to try him. Seventy-four-year-old Miller, of Aurora, Missouri, is charged with capital murder in the attacks outside a Jewish community center and a nearby retirement home on April 13, the eve of Passover. Johnson County prosecutors have announced plans to seek the death penalty. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, John Sleezer, Pool, File)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) ? An avowed white supremacist accused in the fatal shootings of three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas is set to appear in court Monday to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to try him.



Lumber Liquidators flooring fails safety tests: '60 minutes'

(Reuters) - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, a retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, sold flooring with higher levels of formaldehyde than permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to television news program "60 Minutes". CBS's "60 Minutes" said it tested Lumber Liquidators' flooring in Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and New York for levels of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical. "Out of the 31 samples of Chinese-made laminate flooring, only one was compliant with formaldehyde emissions standards.