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East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard on Monday

Snow collects on a bicycle during a winter snowstorm in CambridgeBy Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine braced for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people. The National Weather Service (NWS) on Sunday issued a blizzard warning for the northern section of the East Coast from Monday afternoon until Tuesday, placing states from New Jersey to Indiana under winter storm watches and advisories. "This could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of this city," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference, saying the snowfall could reach up to 3 feet.



Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at NYC Home Depot: NYPD

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were killed after a shooting in a Home Depot store in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on Sunday afternoon in what appears to be a murder-suicide, two New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesmen said. One male individual, who preliminary NYPD investigations suggest was the shooter, was declared dead at the scene, Detective James Duffy said. The shooting took place around 2:45 p.m. EST, and police recovered a gun on the scene close to the body of the first victim. ...


Two flights evacuated at Sea-Tac International over security issue

Two commercial airline flights were evacuated after landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday over a security concern, a spokesman for the airport said. Jet Blue Flight 1006, inbound to Seattle from Long Beach, California, and SkyWest Flight 4741, were both cleared of passengers after landing and moved away from terminals, spokesman Peter McGraw said. He declined to elaborate on the security concern, saying it was still under investigation. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman referred calls regarding the evacuations to the airport.


Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

Paulina Vega of Colombia, left, Diana Harkusha of Ukraine, center, and Nia Sanchez of the U.S., hold hands as the wait for the announcement of the second runner up during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI (AP) ? Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.



Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

Shanté Wolfe, left and Tori Sisson embrace near the Montgomery County Courthouse, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala., where they plan to stay overnight to be married Monday morning. A federal judge has stayed her order overturning Alabama's gay marriage ban for two weeks. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) ? A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.



U.S. firms raising wages; skills gap in goods producing sector: survey

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A significant number of American companies plan to raise wages in the next three months, a survey showed on Monday, bolstering expectations of an acceleration in wage growth this year. The National Association for Business Economics' (NABE) latest quarterly business conditions survey found 51 percent of the 93 economists who participated said their firms expected to increase wages in the first quarter. Almost a third said their firms had increased wages and salaries in the fourth quarter, up from just 24 percent the prior period. At this stage of the cycle where the unemployment rate has come down, hiring goals continue to improve and now wages are kicking in," said John Silvia, NABE president.


Woman shot, wounded in Trenton

Woman shot, wounded in TrentonPolice are investigating a shooting in Trenton that left a woman injured.



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Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

NEW DELHI (AP) ? President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.


2 planes evacuated in Seattle, 3rd flight diverted to Dallas

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) ? Two planes were evacuated upon arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday due to what a spokesman called a "security concern."