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Northeast digs out, cold moves South

A major winter storm whipped the Upper Midwest early Monday, just after a historic snowfall left much of the Northeast buried and without power.

Several shot in Delaware court, authorities say

Several people were shot Monday morning at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, including a constable, according to Wilmington Police spokesman Jamaine Crawford.

Tornado tears through southern Mississippi

At least seven Mississippi counties are trying to recover from a tornado that touched down Sunday, leaving widespread damage and at least 16 injured.

Hasbro's new Elmo hugs you back

There's a new Elmo in town, and this one hugs you back.

Postal Service loses less, but still in trouble

If it weren't for Congress, the U.S. Postal Service might not be doing so badly. In the final three months of last year, the agency lost $1.3 billion -- considerably less than the $3.3 billion lost in the same 2011 period.

Police: Three dead after ex-cop vows 'war' on other police, their families

A former Los Angeles cop with military training vowed war against other men in blue Thursday, leaving one officer dead days after he allegedly killed two other people to begin a wave of retribution for being fired, police said.

Whopping winter storm marching in Sandy's path

Elizabeth Frazier grabbed the last bottles of water in sight, then left the store.

Jobless claims point to slow hiring

Claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, but overall, they point to the same slow hiring in the U.S. economy that's persisted for nearly two years.

Obama to release document on targeted killings to Congress

The Senate Intelligence Committee will receive a classified document Thursday that seeks to justify the administration's policy of targeting Americans overseas via drone attacks, chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said.

Five accused of importing counterfeit, hazardous toys

Five people and five New York-based companies are accused of importing hazardous and counterfeit toys from China to sell in the United States.