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Joe Scharpf cross country skis on a trail after a fresh snowfall in the south chagrin reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Scharpf said he will ski about 6 miles on the trail. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 28, 2017 - 2:22 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren't going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs. Forecasters warned people to be wary of hypothermia and...
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A pedestrian crosses the street as the temperature hovers in the single-digits, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in downtown Boston. The National Weather Service said there's the potential for record-breaking cold this week in New England. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
December 28, 2017 - 12:53 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren't going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs. Forecasters warned people to be wary of hypothermia and...
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December 28, 2017 - 12:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — London plans to beef up its police presence and closed down some roads for New Year's Eve after a year marked by repeated extremist attacks. The Metropolitan Police said Thursday there's no specific threat to the city's massive celebration, which is focused on a fireworks display over...
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December 27, 2017 - 3:54 pm
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — For one Long Island family, Christmas Eve is turning into a tradition of very special deliveries. Newsday says Jacki and Josh Grossman of Stony Brook had their second son on Sunday, exactly four years after their first boy arrived. Baby Elliott and older brother Oliver both...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, customers carry bags as they shop for the holidays at Concord Mills mall in Concord, N.C. Americans were a bit less confident in December than they were in November, but their spirits remained high during the holiday shopping season, according to information released Wednesday, Dec. 27, by the Conference Board. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 27, 2017 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were a bit less confident about this economy this month than they were in November, but their spirits remained high overall during the holiday shopping season. The Conference Board said Wednesday that its consumer confidence index dipped to 122.1 in December from a...
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December 27, 2017 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were a bit less confident this month than they were in November, but their spirits remained high during the holiday shopping season. The Conference Board said Wednesday that its consumer confidence index dipped to 122.1 in December from a revised 128.6 in November. "...
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December 27, 2017 - 12:06 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travelers and outdoor enthusiasts are being warned of extremely cold temperatures expected in the Adirondack Mountains through the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a wind-chill advisory for most of the Adirondacks for Wednesday, with expected wind chills...
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In this Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 photo, Maria Santiago Garcia, right, receives a hug before going through security gate at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Garcia, a Guatemalan woman facing deportation spent Christmas night at Salt Lake City's airport before flying back to her native country with her four young children after months of failed efforts to win her a reprieve to stay in the U.S. About 20 friends and supporters came to the airport to send the family off. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 26, 2017 - 5:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan woman facing deportation spent Christmas night at the Salt Lake City airport before flying back to her native country with her four young children after months of failed efforts to stay in the U.S. Maria Santiago Garcia took off early Tuesday after nearly two...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, T.I. performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. Rapper T.I. spent Christmas eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts. In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, and called for all single mothers present to follow him. He strolled through the store alongside several mothers, went to the cash register with them and then paid for their Christmas presents. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 26, 2017 - 2:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. spent Christmas Eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts. In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday and called for all single mothers...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, T.I. performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. Rapper T.I. spent Christmas eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts. In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, and called for all single mothers present to follow him. He strolled through the store alongside several mothers, went to the cash register with them and then paid for their Christmas presents. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 26, 2017 - 1:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. spent Christmas eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts. In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday and called for all single mothers...
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