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Work crews across the Northeast raced Sunday to restore power to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses in the wake of a powerful nor'easter as the area braced for more possible bad weather on the way. SCITUATE, MA - MARCH 02: A flooded vehicle parked in a lot behind Front St.as a large coastal storm affects the area on March 2, 2018 in Scituate, Massachusetts.
  • Child sex offender serving 300 years in prison released on technicality

    Child sex offender serving 300 years in prison released on technicality

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    McFadden, 46, was released from prison on Tuesday after an appeals court determined that his right to a speedy trial had been violated. "I find it offensive that our justice system would allow this to happen", he said. "The court of appeals found that the trial court erred in determining that a continuance was required, disagreed that the delay was chargeable to the defense and therefore violated the defendant's speedy trial rights".
  • Sunken Revolutionary War-era ship in ME uncovered after nor'easter

    Sunken Revolutionary War-era ship in ME uncovered after nor'easter

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    The remains of the ship are located at Short Sands Beach. Pictures of the old ship once were uploaded to Facebook by the York Maine Police Department. The nor'easter that savaged the Atlantic coast has unearthed a shipwreck possibly older than the U.S. But if you want to see this one, you better hurry.
  • Jacinda Ardern arrives in Niue to family welcome

    Jacinda Ardern arrives in Niue to family welcome

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    Premier Talagi said New Zealand had given about $50 million over the past eight years, but he would like to see Niue start to rely less on that money. "I replied - at least I believed I replied in Niuean - that I come in peace". Niue had done very well out of tourism because of that investment, he said.
  • Delta rethinks discounts for 'divisive' groups after NRA fracas

    Delta rethinks discounts for 'divisive' groups after NRA fracas

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    Savings to commercial airlines that fly to the state would have amounted to $20 million, according to Politico. Nevertheless, State Rep. Sean Shaw (D-Tampa), took aim at his Republican colleagues in a tweet Friday. FedEx ( FDX ) said it would not change rates for any of its customers, including NRA members. "Some elected officials in Georgia tied our decision to a pending jet fuel tax exemption, threatening to eliminate it unless we reversed course", Bastian wrote.
  • Coastal storm to bring heavy rain, wind, possible flooding Friday into Saturday

    Coastal storm to bring heavy rain, wind, possible flooding Friday into Saturday

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    At least 30 coastal communities were dealing with moderate to major flooding, according to Kurt Schwartz, the MEMA director. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies on Saturday and wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Snowfall in the hills of Worcester and in the Berkshires could easily top 6 inches before tapering off Saturday morning. Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
  • Porsche sales chief hints at flying vehicle tech

    Porsche sales chief hints at flying vehicle tech

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    Porsche, the famed luxury auto manufacturer best known for its premium design is planning to develop a flying passenger vehicle to compete with rivals in a possible market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services, where Uber is also reportedly working .
  • Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran to Resign on April 1

    Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran to Resign on April 1

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    In a statement released Monday, McDaniel said he will "continue to monitor developments regarding his replacement and the Special Election that will follow", but said he is now focused on his primary challenge to Wicker. This post has been updated with more information on the implications of Cochran's departure. The seven-term Republican was absent from the Senate late past year as he recovered from urinary tract infections .
  • Protesters detained before Spencer speech at MSU

    Protesters detained before Spencer speech at MSU

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    Shortly after 4 p.m., fights and arrests broke out at the tense scene, as a small group of Spencer supporters showed up and protesters tried to drive them back. Spencer sued to reverse that decision and won. A federal judge ordered the two sides into mediation. A space inside the pavilion is being rented by Spencer's group, which describes itself on its website as a "central and indispensable component of the global Alt-Right".
  • Bayonne Schools Threat Via Twitter Shuts Down New Jersey District

    Bayonne Schools Threat Via Twitter Shuts Down New Jersey District

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    The Apollo-Ridge School District cancelled classes for Monday, March 5, after its administration was made aware of a threatening statement made to a student via social media over the weekend. At the time of his arrest, the suspect did not have any access to any weapons. Other closings today include the Kiddies Korner/Apollo site, and the Blackhawk School District in Beaver Falls.
  • Minister orders scandal-hit aid charities to raise their game

    Minister orders scandal-hit aid charities to raise their game

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    Penny Mordaunt , the worldwide development secretary, said 26 charities had come forward to report recent and historical cases, covering the "full spectrum" of incidents where people had been harmed or were at risk of harm. The Department for International Development has also carried out an internal audit and the findings are expected to be released on Monday. In a separate development on Monday, the global development committee announced an inquiry into sexual exploitation and sexual abuse ...
  • NDPP alliance to form government in Nagaland, announces BJP

    NDPP alliance to form government in Nagaland, announces BJP

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP won just two seats in Meghalaya. It was leading in three more seats. The CPI (M) was not a party that would "over celebrate" an electoral victory or plunge into despair during a loss, the polit bureau member said and expressed confidence that the Left party would make a comeback in that state.
  • China to increase 2018 defense budget by 8.1pc

    China to increase 2018 defense budget by 8.1pc

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    But Andrew Erickson, a professor at the Naval War College's China Maritime Institute in Newport, Rhode Island, said the fact that military spending outpaced economic growth was revealing. Song Xiaojun, a Beijing-based military commentator, said the rise this year was partly to compensate for personnel laid off as part of a recent reduction in the armed forces by 300,000 troops, while Maj.