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Sub-zero winds grip central, eastern U.S.

NEW YORK — Record-breaking blustery cold gripped the East and Midwest today, forcing school closings, train delays and flight cancellations with no end in sight before the weekend.

Pipeline debate heats up, but is it viable?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, the nation’s noisiest referendum on energy and the environment, is reaching a climax in Congress after six years.

Same-sex marriage begins in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Signaling a major shift in public acceptance, and legitimizing scores of committed relationships, same-sex marriage made a dramatic debut in South Florida where clerks’ offices staged midnight Monday and early morning weddings today for couples eager to marry.

New U.S. Congress at a glance

When the U.S. Congress convenes today to begin its 114th two-year session, Republicans will take control of the Senate and intensify their hold on the House for the last two years of the Obama administration.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo dead at 82

ALBANY, New York — Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.

Palestinian statehood resolution fails

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the establishment of a Palestinian state by late 2017.

Woman freed from East Timor prison

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A veterinarian from Oregon who was arrested while traveling in East Timor in September was released from jail on Thursday after nearly two months of detention, the U.S. State Department said.

Two million new Affordable Care Act signups

WASHINGTON — Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is increasing rapidly, with more than 2 million people having signed up for coverage for the first time.

Gay, bisexual men can become blood donors

For the first time since the days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration.

Conviction suit settled for $4.75 million

NEW YORK — A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has reached a $4.75 million wrongful conviction settlement with the state, his attorney said on Tuesday.

Washington teen dies after taking punch from classmate

SEATTLE — An 18-year-old Washington state high school student died after agreeing to take a single punch to the face from a classmate to settle a dispute outside a weekend house party, local officials said on Tuesday.

Tornadoes kill four people, cause major damage

JACKSON, Mississippi — Tornadoes unleashed by thunderstorms along the U.S. Gulf Coast ripped through southeastern Mississippi on Tuesday, killing four people, injuring many and causing extensive damage, authorities said.

Bush, 90, hospitalized for shortness of breath

AUSTIN, Texas — Former President George H.W. Bush, 90, was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, late on Tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath, a spokesman for the 41st commander-in-chief said in a statement.

Two people shot at movie theater

ATLANTA — Two people were wounded in gunfire late on Tuesday at an Atlanta theater hosting a film’s premiere, and there have been no arrests, police said.