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Monday January 26, 2015    12:12 PM
NEW YORK - As millions of residents in the Northeast braced for a powerful blizzard set to sweep across the region, states announced travel bans and the suspension or reduction of public transit, thousands of flights were grounded, and officials urged people to leave work early before heavy snow and high winds would make travel treacherous.

"This will most likely be one of the largest blizzards in the history of New York City," Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday afternoon. He announced schools would be closed Tuesday and ordered all drivers off the roads by 11 p.m. Monday.

Cities big and small along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down

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Wednesday January 21, 2015    11:14 AM
For photographers, there’s beautiful inspiration almost everywhere around the U.S. From the Grand Canyon to the Appalachian mountains, photographers have the opportunity to snap shots of some of the most breathtaking sights in the world.

With architectural aesthetics and nature in mind, here are the 10 most inspiring cities for photographers. Pack a bag, your Canon or Nikon and get ready to take some of the best (and most rewarding) photos of your life.

One of the best known cities in the northwest, Portland, Oregon is a city filled with awe-inspiring mountains, different cultures and a laid back mentality. If you’re a photographer who enjoys taking photos of city life and unique archi

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Tuesday January 20, 2015    09:33 AM
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has declared that snipers are not heroes in regard to the Oscar-nominated film about a former Navy SEAL sniper who existed mainly to snub the life of named enemy lists.

In a series of Tweets, Moore said, "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2," Moore wrote. "We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse."

Another tweet agreed, stating "America has proven it is backwards, does not stand for what it preaches, is cowardly and glorifies torture, bombing, invading other countries without just cause, has cartoon films for the juvenile masses instead of films with messages as they use to produce. Amer

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Sunday January 18, 2015    09:59 AM
BAKER CITY, Oregon - Black ice is believed to be the cause of a freeway pileup involving more than a dozen tractor-trailers that left 12 people injured Saturday in eastern Oregon, police said.

Among those rescued was pickup truck driver Kaleb Whitby, 27, who miraculously escaped with minor injuries after he was sandwiched in his vehicle crushed between two big rigs. He was trapped for about 30 minutes inside the wreckage -- a scene captured by a photographer whose own truck became disabled in the pileup.

"Thank God that I'm still alive," Washington state resident Whitby told OregonLive.com. "Now I've got to go figure out why."

On the foggy, icy Oregon interstate, Kaleb Whitby plowed

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Sunday January 18, 2015    09:49 AM
PANAMA CITY, Florida - Two teens dubbed Bonnie and Clyde by the press, were taken into custody early Sunday morning by authorities in Florida.

Dalton Hayes, 18, and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, were arrested in Panama City Beach. The teens are accused of stealing three vehicles in multiple states and Hayes is wanted on charges of custodial interference for luring Phillips away from home.

The two are suspected of stealing three cars -- two with guns inside -- in various states. They were the subjects of a search that stretched from Kentucky to Georgia.

Authorities discovered them asleep in a Toyota Tundra stolen in Georgia, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office in Ken

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Friday January 16, 2015    10:23 AM
A late 11-year-old's final wish has inspired others to give back.

Natalia Marsh-Welton of Cincinnati, Ohio, battled brain cancer for more than a year, but died in November, according to her fundraising page. Before her death, the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Natalia's wish to help the homeless by feeding those in need in her hometown, the Arizona Republic reported. The organization has since continued to honor the late 11-year-old's request: On Monday, it donated 100 blankets, along with ingredients to make Natalia's special soup, to kids at an after-school program at Central Arizona Shelter Services which provides support to at-risk and homeless families.

"It was a pleasant shock to

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Thursday January 15, 2015    11:02 AM
In 1974, I graduated from Skyline High School in Oakland, California, an underachieving student with lousy SAT scores.

Allowed to send my results to three colleges, I chose MIT and Villanova, knowing such fine schools would never accept a student like me but hoping they'd toss some car stickers my way for taking a shot. I couldn't afford tuition for college anyway.

I sent my final set of stats to Chabot, a community college in nearby Hayward, California, which - because it accepted everyone and was free - would be my alma mater.

For thousands of commuting students, Chabot was our Columbia, Annapolis, even our Sorbonne, offering courses in physics, stenography, car mechanics, certifi

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Wednesday January 14, 2015    12:33 PM
EL CAPITAN - From around the world, the crowd thickens climbers approach the summit of dangerous El Capitan.

The view across Yosemite Valley is a vista of snowy peaks in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The climbers are expected to finish the last effort and arrive or crawl the last few feet to the top.

It is the trill of a lifetime for two climbers trying to make history by being the first to scale a 3,000-foot sheer-granite wall in Yosemite National Park using only their hands and feet.

For 19 days, Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Tommy Caldwell, 36, of Colorado, have been attempting what many consider impossible on one of the world's most difficult climbs: Being the fi

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Wednesday January 14, 2015    12:24 PM
PARIS, France - The first edition of Charlie Hebdo since last week’s massacre has been published, with a cover proclaiming, "All is forgiven."

France readers have purchased the magazine in record numbers, the newest edition of Charlie Hebdo. However, U.S. publications have refused to do the same, apparently afraid to front the Prophet Muhammad in U.S. stores.

Today the satirical newspaper's first issue since last week's deadly attack on its staff went on sale in France with an initial print run of 3 million copies and front-page coverage around the world.

But the New York Post reports that there will only be 300 copies of the issue for sale in the U.S., according to Martin McEwen, a

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Wednesday January 14, 2015    12:07 PM
PENWELL, Texas - A bus carrying three corrections officers and 12 prisoners fell from an overpass in West Texas and crashed onto train tracks below, leaving ten people dead.

he bus was carrying 12 inmates and three corrections officers from a lockup in Abilene to another in El Paso, the Criminal Justice Department said. "It's with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of those killed and injured this morning in a tragic accident. Their loved ones will be in our thoughts and prayers," Brad Livingston, executive director of the Criminal Justice Department, said in a statement.

A spokesperson for the Union Pacific Railroad Co. says a Union Pacific train was involved in the crash and the c

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