November 24, 2014

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Snow ending, but rain possible for Buffalo

Karen McRae clears snow from her driveway on Thursday in West Seneca, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still couldn’t breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of floods and the specter of roofs collapsing under Read More…

US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition’s fight against Islamic State extremists. His visit comes after weeks of public bickering between the two NATO allies. The Turkish president insists that if the U.S. wants Read More…

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 Read More…

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington Thursday. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy, affecting as many as 5 million people. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation’s fractured immigration laws in Read More…

Raiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr celebrates after throwing a 9-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver James Jones against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sio Moore sacked Alex Smith and started to celebrate in the Kansas City backfield with Oakland Raiders teammate Khalil Mack. The elaborate dance could be forgiven if the game had actually been over considering the Raidershadn’t won a game in more than a year. The only problem was the game was still going and Read More…

Ohio ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill gets panel’s OK

COLUMBUS (AP) — A bill that would impose some of the nation’s most stringent abortion restrictions cleared an Ohio House committee Thursday after suddenly re-surfacing in the lame duck session. The GOP-led House Health Committee passed the so-called heartbeat bill 11-6 after several emotional hours of testimony. The divisive measure had languished without a hearing Read More…

Ohio lawmaker indicted on burglary, theft charges

PORT CLINTON (AP) — A newly-elected state lawmaker has been indicted on charges alleging he took antiques and other items from an Ohio home. An Ottawa County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Republican Rep. Steven Kraus, who defeated Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern in the Nov. 4 election. A police report alleges Kraus, 55, Read More…

10 Things to Know, Thursday, Nov. 20

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama to use executive powers to shield as many as 5 million from deportation  Republicans vehemently oppose the president’s immigration plan but are deeply divided on how to respond. 2. Cosby to AP on assault allegations: “We Read More…

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

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Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here’s something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won’t empty your wallet. The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 10 people is expected to rise slightly this year, clocking in at $49.41. That’s 37 cents higher than Read More…

Tears, anger pour for slain Miss Honduras, sister

In this April 26, 2014 photo, Maria Jose Alvarado is crowned the new Miss Honduras in San Pedro, Sula, Honduras. (AP Photo)

SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) — Tears and anger poured out for the dark-haired beauty who was to have flown to London on Wednesday to represent Honduras at the Miss World pageant, only to be found shot to death with her sister on a remote river bank. After the bodies of the reigning Miss Honduras, 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado, and her Read More…