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Northeast braces for possible 'life-threatening' cold weather
The National Weather Service said Friday the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Northeast this weekend and New Yorkers are being urged to take notice.

Journos kicked out of Concerned Student 1950 town hall at Mizzou, threatened with arrest
Journalists covering student activism on the campus of the University of Missouri still face a hostile environment.

Police called to home of 'affluenza' teen's dad, no charges
Police said they were called to the residence of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's father on Friday to investigate claims that Fred Couch attacked his girlfriend, but she wouldn't cooperate and no charges were filed.

Manhole cover crashes into SUV's windshield, killing driver
A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said.

The Latest: Faculty asks university's president to resign
The Latest on the turmoil at Mount St. Mary's University after an uproar over the president's plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them tuition refunds: 7:20 p.m.

Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics
Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom.

Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies
An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing.

2 more men charged in Southern jewelry robberies
Two more men accused of participating in a string of jewelry store robberies across the South are facing federal charges in Florida.

Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily
The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and that she thinks about the victims and their families every day.

Texas OKs licensing path for immigrant detention centers
Two of the nation's largest federal immigrant family detention centers can soon apply for residential child care licenses in Texas.

Catholic college reinstating 2 fired professors
The embattled president of a Catholic university in Emmitsburg, Maryland, says he's reinstating two faculty members he fired this week amid an uproar over a plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them refunds if they chose to leave.

Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry
Where did El Nino go? Ten days with record heat and no rain have Californians worrying about the drought again.

What Moms Really Want for Valentine’s Day
Kids, ditch the flowers, candy, wine. Do your laundry instead!

Gender Neutrality for the Almighty Dollar
Retailers eye profits as most of America is ignored.

Good Kids? Good for You!
Why it pays to let go of the hyperfocus on negatives.

Texas becomes first state to recommend court ban on bite mark evidence
Texas has become the first state to call for a ban on allowing bite mark evidence, which legal experts say is likely to reverberate in courtrooms across the U.S. The Texas Forensic Science Commission formally recommended Friday that judges stop accepting bite mark analysis until the technique is supported by better research.

Restaurant owner charged with harboring illegal immigrants after deadly house fire
Federal officials charged a suburban Detroit restaurant owner and his wife Friday with harboring immigrants who were in the U.S. without legal permission after a fire at a house he owned killed five employees about two weeks earlier.

NYPD fires partner of officer convicted in stairwell shooting trial
The New York Police Department says Peter Liang's partner has been fired after his involvement in the 2014 shooting death of Akai Gurley.

Smoke from massive warehouse fire detected by weather radar
Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and forced some school closures.

School bus driver pleads not guilty to being drunk behind the wheel after crash
A Massachusetts school bus driver charged with being drunk when he crashed his bus carrying 11 high school and middle school students into a utility pole has pleaded not guilty.

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