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  • Spokesman: Iowa governor to be hospitalized overnight

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will spend the night at a hospital with flu-like symptoms after being rushed there when he fell ill at an event Monday morning, a spokesman said.…

  • Manfred knows he’ll get hit as commish _ his name is on ball

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball.…

  • Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The pink mustache is out. Ridesharing company Lyft has pulled the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and replaced it with a 5-inch-long pink “glowstache”…

  • Democrat assails GOP leader of House Benghazi committee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have complained that the panel’s Republican chairman has excluded them from crucial steps in the investigation while Republicans…

  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    8 P.M. EST The snow lets up, with none falling in Philadelphia and only light flurries in Providence, Rhode Island, in Boston and in New York City. But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warns…

  • Lawyer: Boy Scout files depict ‘sordid’ history of abuse

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old scout by an adult volunteer was part of a “sordid history of child sexual abuse” within the Boy Scouts that has been documented internally…

  • As storm rushes in, airlines cancel while salt sellers gain

    Businesses large and small are feeling the effects of a huge snowstorm sweeping into the Northeast Monday. For some, wintry weather is derailing activity: Airlines canceled thousands of flights. Car dealers expect to lose a…

  • Blind harbor seal learns basic skills at Alaska aquarium

    SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — A blind harbor seal is learning basic behaviors such as being fed by hand at an Alaska aquarium. Officials at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward say the pup, named Bryce,…

  • EPA: 4M gallons pumped from North Dakota saltwater spill

    More than 4 million gallons of a mixture of fresh water, brine and oil have been pumped from the area affected by the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota’s current energy boom, according to a…

  • Budget for Koch-backed network: almost $1 billion for 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing its financial might, the political machine backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch on Monday told its allies that spending across its conservative network would approach $1 billion ahead of 2016’s…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban HAVANA (AP) — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana,…

  • Amtrak suspends service in New England region

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak has announced that it will suspend rail service in the New England region and modify service between New York and Washington on Tuesday due to snowy conditions. Amtrak announced Monday evening…

  • Microsoft earnings report doesn’t excite market

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft’s quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget…

  • Thousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East

    Airline travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast. By early Monday evening, more than 6,700 U.S. flights through Tuesday had already been scrubbed, according to tracking service FlightAware.com.…

  • What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

    The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here’s what residents of the…