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  • Nintendo’s nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo reported a five-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year and raised its earnings forecast, boosted by a cheap yen. Nintendo Co., the Japanese manufacturer of…

  • How much snow fell vs. how much was forecast

    A look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast by late Tuesday afternoon after a massive winter storm and the National Weather Service’s forecast snow totals as Monday night: ___ CONNECTICUT Thompson — Actual: 33.5…

  • Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried…

  • Israel military says its airstrikes target Syrian army posts

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has struck Syrian army artillery posts in response to rockets that landed the previous day in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon says the…

  • What to watch at Aussie Open: Keys takes on another Williams

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the third consecutive year, a 19-year-old with nothing to lose has made a big run to the women’s semifinals at the Australian Open, putting the old guard on notice. In…

  • Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians

    ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR (AP) — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the “ghost ship” came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew…

  • Hostage Mom’s plea to Japan’s leader: Please save Kenji

    TOKYO (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State group extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan’s leader to save her son after his captors purportedly issued what they said was a…

  • A sweet gig: 16-year-old opens Md. bakery

    WASHINGTON — Most teenagers spend their free time engrossed in social media and selfies, but 16-year-old Bree Britt isn’t like most teenagers. Every day at 3:50 p.m., Bree gets off the school bus at a…

  • China criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company’s U.S. stock…

  • Coyle’s late goal lifts Wild past Oilers

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A trip to Edmonton usually seems to be able to break the Minnesota Wild out of a funk. Charlie Coyle scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:23 remaining to lift the Wild…

  • Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys defeated one Williams sister Wednesday at the Australian Open. On Thursday, the 19-year-old American will try to make it two, and this sibling might be a little tougher, even…

  • Rose’s shot lifts Bulls over Warriors 113-111 in overtime

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One after another, teams trotted into rowdy Oracle Arena the past two months confident they could cool off the NBA’s hottest team on their home floor. It took 113 points, 53…

  • Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Benjamin and Kristi Strack often talked about the apocalypse and wanting to leave the evil they saw in the world, but friends and family thought that meant they would one day…

  • Lawyers, activists demand Sri Lankan chief justice to resign

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Lawyers and rights activist are demanding Sri Lanka’s chief justice resign because he is being investigated for involvement in an alleged coup plot soon after this month’s presidential election. Hundreds…

  • Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations

    NEW YORK (AP) — They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse. Streets across the nation’s largest city were empty, the only movement the changing traffic lights signaling to cars that weren’t there. The…