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Winter storm socks the South with snow, ice

Traffic creeps along I-55 in north Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 as ice and snow flurries cause difficult driving conditions. A severe winter storm is expected to hit the state bringing ice and snow to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Traffic creeps along I-55...
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‘I’m walkin’ here!': NYC takes aim at jaywalking

With a recently placed warning sign in the background, pedestrians in foreground walk off the street to a subway station at the busy intersection of W. 96th Street and Broadway in the Upper West Side of New York Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, in the wake of...

5 essential songs of Pete Seeger

Five essential songs by Pete Seeger, who died Monday at age 94: “If I Had a Hammer”: An all-time singalong co-written in 1949 by Seeger and Lee Hays and released a year later by the Weavers under the title “The Hammer Song.” Popularized in the 1960s by...
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Seahawks star Lynch walks out of media day

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch has made an early exit at Super Bowl media day. The running back abruptly left the session Tuesday, walking out after 6 1/2 minutes. He will be subject to a fine from the NFL. Earlier this...
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Farm bill deal would cut food stamps by 1 percent

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Farm-state lawmakers are lobbying colleagues member by member, vote by vote as they push for House passage of a massive, five year farm bill that would make cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for farmers. There...
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Farmers to be sentenced in fatal listeria outbreak

FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, Eric Jensen, 37, left, and Ryan Jensen, 33, leave the federal courthouse in Denver. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, the two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 are...

Rapper Flavor Flav appears in NY court

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has released Flavor Flav (flayv) without bail in his speeding case. State police say the rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was speeding and driving without a license en route to his mother’s funeral on Jan. 9. The...
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Manning declines to talk ‘legacy’ at Media Day

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Peyton Manning is not interested in talking about where his career stands in football history. Not right now, anyway. Not when he’s still playing. And certainly not less than a week from playing in the Super Bowl for the...
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Tough drug-testing net in place for Sochi Olympics

AP Photo/Tom Curley LONDON (AP) — Go ahead – just try to get away with it. If you’re willing to take the risk, you’ll pay the price. That’s the challenge laid down to drug cheats thinking they can dope their way to success at the Winter Olympics in...
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Mannequins get a makeover to look more real

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews NEW YORK (AP) — The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Wings Beachwear’s mannequins in Miami sport flower tattoos like some of the women who shop there. The mannequins at American Apparel’s downtown New York...