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With a nod and a wink, Republicans build 2016 campaign machines

Governor Walker speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action ConferenceBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..."     Then he added with a grin: "My lawyers love it when I say that."     Like the other would-be Republican candidates who took the stage over three days in Washington at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Wisconsin governor studiously avoided mentioning any plans for the 2016 presidential election.     The pantomime is crucial ? it allows candidates to work closely with their funding organizations to rake in big money donations without breaking campaign finance laws. Once they launch their campaign or even say they are ?testing the waters", they face far tighter restrictions on their fundraising.



Winter storm pummels eastern United States, grounds flights

A morning commuter carries an umbrella through the cold and snow during the morning rush on Wall Street in New York's financial districtBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A late winter storm pummeled the eastern United States on Thursday ahead of a cold front, canceling almost 5,000 flights as Kentucky dug out from up to 23 inches (58 cm) of snow that had stranded hundreds of drivers. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in place from the Middle Atlantic states into southern New England, as well as from the lower Mississippi Valley to the southern Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.



Wisconsin Assembly debate begins on right-to-work bill

A crowd of about 200 people and union members gather in frigid temperatures in downtown MilwaukeeBy Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday debated through the night on a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would prohibit private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union contracts. Security cleared the Assembly gallery when protesters there shouted "right to work is wrong for Wisconsin," bringing a temporary halt to the session on Thursday afternoon. The state Senate approved the bill last week, and the Assembly, where Republicans hold a 63-36 majority, is expected to follow suit to make Wisconsin the 25th state to enact a right-to-work law.



Late-winter storm continues to batter South, Northeast

Lowell Zeta and his dog Frasier walkwith his roommate Allison De Tal, left, in the falling snow past the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The U.S. federal government said its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The clock is springing forward this weekend, but Friday will still feel like winter for much of the country.



Quotations in the News

"I would say that this is an absolutely beautifully executed ? what we would call ? a forced or emergency landing, by an unbelievably well-trained pilot." ? Christian Fry of the Santa Monica Airport Association on actor Harrison Ford's crash-landing on a Los Angeles-area golf course.


'Homebrew' email servers: Genius as well as sneaky?

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. The personal email server used by Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer. Setting up your own email server is easier and cheaper than you might think. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? No, it's not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It's probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere.



School kids on bus escape serious injury in Wash. crash

This photo provided by the Washington State Patrol shows the scene of an accident in which a motorist was killed and five students and others were injured in a crash involving a school bus, box truck and car near Orondo in Central Washington state Thursday, March 5, 2015. Two people in the truck were seriously hurt, according to the Washington State Patrol. Most injuries to the students and driver of the Orondo School District bus were minor, but one student may have a serious injury, Trooper Darren Wright said. (AP Photo/Washington State Patrol)ORONDO, Wash. (AP) ? A motorist died but dozens of children escaped serious injury when a truck driver apparently fell asleep and crossed the center line of a rural Washington highway, colliding with a car and a school bus, the Washington State Patrol said.



Lawyers to pick jurors for woman's running-death trial

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) ? Lawyers are ready to select a jury for the trial of an Alabama woman charged with capital murder in her granddaughter's running death.


NASA's Dawn spacecraft moves in on dwarf planet Ceres

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2015 file image provided by NASA shows the dwarf planet Ceres, taken by the space agency's Dawn spacecraft from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). On Friday, March 6, 2015, NASA?s Dawn spacecraft arrives at the mysterious dwarf planet located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter after a nearly eight-year journey. Dawn, which previously visited Vesta, also in the asteroid belt, has already beamed back images of Ceres as it closes in. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter welcomes its first visitor Friday.



Colorful 'body sculptor' due back in murder trial

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. Windslowe, an aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting," has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and faces more cross-examination this week. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? A Gothic hip hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections.