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Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers
01:14 PM, 03.02.2015

In this Feb. 23, 2015 photo, a cone with a threatening note saves a parking space on a residential street in South Boston. Officials typically turn a blind eye to the lawn chairs, orange cones and assorted bric-a-brac Bostonians use to reserve a parking space after clearing it of snow. That ends Monday, March 2, 2015, with an order from City Hall to remove space savers, reigniting the ugly parking wars that have pitted neighbor against neighbor. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, orange cones and other stuff that people set out on the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out.


 
Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff
01:14 PM, 03.02.2015

Padraig Harrington poses for photographers after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Harrington defeated Daniel Berger in a two hole playoff. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.


 
Budget standoff leaves California college hopefuls in limbo
01:10 PM, 03.02.2015

In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 photo, international student Fabienne Roth, originally from Switzerland, attends a social event at Tom Bradley International Hall at the UCLA campus, in Los Angeles. With the University of California system budget having become a political football in the state capital, admissions officers and administrators throughout the UC system still don’t know how many students they can enroll, whether there will be enough money to expand the number from California and if talk about significantly raising tuition for nonresidents will scare off students from outside the state and abroad that campuses have increasingly relied on to make ends meet. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but they have no idea how many new students they can enroll.


 
Georgia woman seeks to delay death for husband's murder
01:05 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE -In this Tuesday, July 6, 2004, file photo, Kelly Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia's death row, peers through the slot in her cell door as a guard brings her a cup of ice at Metro State Prison in Atlanta. Gissendaner's lawyers, on Monday, March 2, 2015, asked the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison. Gissendaner, 46, is set for execution at 7 p.m. (0200 GMT) at the state prison. Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 stabbing death of her husband. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bita Honarvar, File)ATLANTA (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the state parole board steps in with a last-minute reprieve.


 
Mother of Georgia man killed by police denies he was armed
01:05 PM, 03.02.2015

Attorney Chadrick Mance, center, along with Penny Nelson, seated, hold a press conference Monday March 2, 2015, reacting to the grand jury’s decision on the death of Nelson’s son, Charles Smith, who was shot and killed while handcuffed, by a police officer in September 2014. in Savannah, Ga. A grand jury last week concluded the shooting was justified, saying evidence showed Smith moved his cuffed hands in front of his body and grabbed a gun police missed patting him down. Nelson says she believes "there was a cover-up down the line" to protect the officer. (AP Photo/Savannah Morning News, Steve Bisson)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mother of a handcuffed man killed by police said Monday she doesn't believe investigators' findings that her son was armed with a gun and she suspects a cover-up to protect the officer who shot him five times.


 
UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase
01:03 PM, 03.02.2015

Dr. David Nabbaro, left, a medical doctor organizing the United Nations' response to the Ebola crisis, speaks during a media conference at the UN office in Brussels on Monday, March 2, 2015. African heads of state and NGO's will meet Tuesday to discuss the Ebola crisis. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000.


 
High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence
01:02 PM, 03.02.2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.

 
$4 million in gold stolen from truck in North Carolina
01:02 PM, 03.02.2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Armed robbers stole $4 million in gold on Sunday from a truck traveling north along Interstate 95 from Florida to Massachusetts, authorities said Monday.

 
Reporter jailed in Iran gets lawyer after more than 7 months
01:00 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, right, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper, The National, smile as they attend a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The family of Rezaian who is detained in Iran says authorities there have allowed him to hire a lawyer after more than seven months behind bars, though it is not the attorney they had hoped for. Rezaian was detained in Tehran on July 22, 2014 along with Salehi, and two photojournalists. Rezaian, who was born and spent most of his life in the United States, is the only one of the four still behind bars. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After more than seven months behind bars in an Iranian prison, detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has for the first time been allowed to hire a defense lawyer, according to his family.


 
'Suge' Knight goes to hospital after saying he fired lawyers
12:59 PM, 03.02.2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight says he fired the lawyers handling his murder case before being taken again to a hospital.

 
Singer John Legend performs in Bahrain to sold-out crowd
12:57 PM, 03.02.2015

John Legend performs in Muharraq, Bahrain, Monday night, March 2, 2015. The singer-songwriter performed before an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd despite human rights activists' calls to boycott the Gulf island monarchy, where a pro-democracy uprising still simmers four years after authorities crushed Bahrain's Arab spring. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.


 
Ming-Na Wen: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' role makes me a cool mom
12:56 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, actress Ming-Na Wen attends the LA Premiere of "American Crime" in Los Angeles. Ming-Na Wen stars in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” the television series about the Marvel Comics organization, returning from its winter hiatus Tuesday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Ming-Na Wen says her role as ace pilot and weapons expert Melinda May on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has convinced her children that she's cool.


 
Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map boards
12:52 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - In this March 25, 2014, file photo, attorney Paul Clement speaks to reporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Arizona Republicans on March 2, 2015,who want to take away a voter-approved commission’s power to draw the state’s congressional district boundaries. “"Whatever their shortcomings, state legislatures are elected, politically accountable and hand-picked" by the Constitution’s authors for the map-drawing task, said Clement, who is representing the Arizona legislature at the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, unwilling to limit partisan influence in redistricting in earlier cases, now seems poised to stop states that have tried to take matters into their own hands by removing map-drawing power from elected lawmakers.


 
Possible elements in an Iran nuclear deal
12:50 PM, 03.02.2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks are the biggest source of tension in the relationship between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

 
Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill
12:49 PM, 03.02.2015

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, for a procedural vote as Congress moves toward a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department hours before a shutdown was to begin. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday of passage of long-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security without immigration provisions attached, as his alternatives dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.


 
New Mexico students walk out over new tests contested in US
12:48 PM, 03.02.2015

Hundreds of Albuquerque High School students stage a walkout in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, March 2, 2015, to protest a new standardized test they say isn't an accurate measurement of their education. Students frustrated over the new exam walked out of schools across the state Monday in protest as the new exam was being given. The backlash came as millions of U.S. students start taking more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core standards. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students frustrated over a new standardized test walked out of schools around New Mexico in protest Monday as the new exam was being given.


 
Boston short of season snow record _ for now
12:47 PM, 03.02.2015

Icicles hanging from a tarp at the White House begin to melt after an ice storm in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now.


 
Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game
12:46 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. speaks to reporters in Peoria Ill. The Associated Press has learned that Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game. The flights last November don’t include more than a dozen trips on donors’ planes that Schock paid for out of his House office expenses or campaign funds since joining Congress in 2009. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.


 
Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes
12:46 PM, 03.02.2015

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey watches at right as President Barack Obama holds up a copy of the interim report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Monday, March 2, 2015, during a meeting with members of the task force in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent, outside investigations when police use deadly force.


 
Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm
12:43 PM, 03.02.2015

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm.

 
Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video
12:42 PM, 03.02.2015

A pedestrian walks past flowers and candles placed on a sidewalk near where a man was shot and killed by police in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, Monday, March 2, 2015. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.


 
Toronto police: 2 men built mystery tunnel just for fun
12:41 PM, 03.02.2015

TORONTO (AP) — Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave.

 
Broncos place franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas
12:39 PM, 03.02.2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal.

 
Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election
12:36 PM, 03.02.2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?"

 
Egypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team
12:33 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2010 file photo, former Aris' head coach Hector Cuper of Argentina, gives instructions to his players during a Greek League soccer match in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Egyptian Football Association announced on Monday, March 2, 2015 that they have appointed Cuper as the new manager of its national team. The 59-year old previously led the Emirati al-Wasl club, and the Spanish Racing de Santander. Egypt's team has been without a fulltime manager since American Bob Bradley quit in late 2013 after he failed to take the Pharaohs to the World Cup in Brazil. Egyptian soccer suffered a massive setback when more than 70 soccer fans were killed in post-match violence in 2012. Last month, 20 fans died in a stampede outside a stadium as police fired tear gas. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis, File)CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team.


 
Suspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings
12:29 PM, 03.02.2015

Frazier Glenn Miller, suspected of killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas in April 2014, makes anti-Semetic remarks as he is wheeled out of a Johnson County, Kans., courtroom for a lunch break during a hearing, Monday March 2, 2015, in Olathe, Ks. The hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to put Miller, of Aurora, Missouri, on trial. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Rich Sugg, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday.


 
Saudi diplomat taken by al-Qaida in Yemen free after 3 years
12:28 PM, 03.02.2015

In this photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdelaziz Al Saud, right, welcomes Saudi diplomat Abdullah al-Khaldi upon his arrival to King Khaled airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Monday, March 2, 2015. Al-Khaldi, who was abducted in March 2012 in front of his home in Aden, where he worked as the deputy consul at the Saudi mission, has been freed after nearly three years in captivity, the kingdom said Monday. A statement from the Saudi Interior Ministry said the diplomat was released through efforts made by the kingdom's intelligence agency, but provided no further details. (AP Photo/SPA)RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi diplomat abducted by suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen has been freed after nearly three years in captivity and has returned home to Riyadh, the kingdom said Monday.


 
Trial on hold after black-market 'body sculptor' falls ill
12:28 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. Windslowe, an aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting," has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and faces more cross-examination this week. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for black-market "body sculpting" is ill and won't be back on the witness stand in her murder trial until at least Wednesday.


 
Latvian MEP says barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral
12:26 PM, 03.02.2015

Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete at the European Parliament, on March 12, 2014 in StrasbourgRiga (AFP) - Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete who planned to attend the funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday she had been refused entry into Russia at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.


 
House Speaker to give Israeli leader bust of Churchill
12:25 PM, 03.02.2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks Tuesday to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran.

 
US stocks head higher; Nasdaq touches 5,000 points
12:25 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Monday, March 2, 2015, as investors focused on earnings and deal news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes headed higher on Monday as deals and economic news gave stocks a lift. The Nasdaq briefly touched 5,000, the first time the tech-heavy index has hit that mark in nearly 15 years.


 
Iraq launches major assault to retake Tikrit from IS
12:24 PM, 03.02.2015

Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salaheddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from IS jihadists, on March 2, 2015Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds. Government forces have battled their way north for months, notching up key victories against IS, but Tikrit has been their toughest target yet with the jihadists having resisted them several times. Commanders voiced hope the operation would be a step towards the recapture of Mosul, the jihadists' main hub in Iraq. "The army, federal police, Popular Mobilisation (volunteer) units, and the sons of Salaheddin's tribes are performing the duties of liberation in the largest operation against Daesh since June," said a senior army officer on the ground, using an Arabic acronym for IS.


 
NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres
12:18 PM, 03.02.2015

This Feb. 19, 2015 image shows the swarf planet Ceres provided by NASA, taken by the agency's Dawn spacecraft from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). It shows that the brightest spot on Ceres has a dimmer companion, which apparently lies in the same basin, seen at center of the image. Dawn is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter, scheduled to go into orbit Friday, March 7 after a three-year journey. Dawn is about 590 miles (950 kilometers) in diameter. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet.


 
Feds want boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note
12:17 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said any high-profile case would receive significant media attention but that knowledge of such case "does not equate to disqualifying prejudice." (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession. His lawyers want them to see the entire boat.


 
Television's 'Judge Judy' staying in session
12:14 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - In this April 17, 2012 file photo, Judge Judy Sheindlin attends the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival party at the State Supreme Courthouse in New York. Daytime television’s most popular personality, “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and will keep her court in session into 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File )NEW YORK (AP) — Daytime television's most popular personality, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and will keep her court in session into 2020.


 
Jordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list
12:11 PM, 03.02.2015

FILE - This is an April 16, 2014, file photo showing Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan watching during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Bobcats and the Chicago Bulls in Charlotte, N.C. Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have joined Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires. Forbes said Monday, March 2, 2015, that Jordan’s net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have reached new heights, making Forbes world list of billionaires.


 
Regan Smith to again replace Busch for Stewart-Haas Racing
12:08 PM, 03.02.2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Regan Smith will again replace Kurt Busch this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

 
Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa
12:04 PM, 03.02.2015

In this June 4, 2014 photo, shoppers push carts out of a Costco in Plano, Texas. Costco on Monday, March 2, 2015 said it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network. (AP Photo/LM Otero)NEW YORK (AP) — Costco says it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network.


 
Lumber Liquidators stands behind products as stock plunges
12:02 PM, 03.02.2015

TOANO, Va. (AP) — Lumber Liquidators is refuting a "60 Minutes" report that raised health concerns about some of its laminate flooring products and pushed its stock price to its lowest level in more than two years.

 
Weak U.S. consumer spending points to slower first-quarter growth
12:02 PM, 03.02.2015

Shoppers roam the aisles at the Safeway store in Wheaton MarylandBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January as households continued to cut back on purchases, opting to save much of the massive windfall from cheaper gasoline.  Other data on Monday showed factory activity slowed in February and construction spending declined sharply in January, adding to signs that economic growth moderated early in the first quarter. All the gas savings are ending up at the bank rather than being spent," Thomas Costerg, an economist at Standard Chartered Bank in New York. Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, slipped 0.2 percent after falling 0.3 percent in December. The January dip reflected lower gasoline prices, which weighed on sales receipts at service stations, as well as drop in purchases of big-ticket items.


 
 
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