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Thousands of flights already canceled ... Suspected drone found on WH grounds ... A visit to Auschwitz



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UNDATED (AP) — Thousands of flights for today and tomorrow are being canceled ahead of a storm that could leave up to 2 feet of snow in some parts of the Northeast. The flight tracking site FlightAware says almost 2,200 flights for today have been scrapped and more than 2,000 scheduled flights canceled for tomorrow. The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 3 feet of snow for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including the New York and Boston areas. Philadelphia should get 14 to 18 inches.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a lot of commotion at the White House early this morning, with police, fire and other emergency vehicles clustered near the southeast entrance. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says a device, possibly an unmanned aerial, was spotted on the White House grounds, but, he says "early indications are that it does not pose any sort of ongoing threat." President Barack Obama and the first lady are in India right now. There's no word on whether their daughters were at the White House at the time.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has put a temporary hold on her decision to overturn Alabama's gay marriage ban. The judge in Montgomery, Alabama (U.S. District Judge Callie V. S. Granade) says she will soon answer whether state probate judges must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples when the stay is lifted. The judge yesterday did refuse the Alabama attorney general's request to put her ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of gay marriage later this year. However, the she issued a 14-day delay to give the state time to ask an appeals court for a lengthier stay.

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — About 12,000 people have been left without drinking water following a diesel fuel spill in southeastern West Virginia. The city of Lewisburg says nearly 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a tributary of the Greenbrier River late Friday night when a tanker truck overturned. The city's public works director says Lewisburg shut down its treatment plant and intakes Saturday afternoon to prevent the fuel from contaminating the water supply.

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Ninety-three-year-old Marcel Tuchman was one of the survivors of Auschwitz who today made a painful visit to the Nazi camp in Poland. Tomorrow is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet army. Tuchman, who also survived three other Nazi camps, says, "The stories could only be told by the victims." She adds, "Unfortunately their voices were silenced by gas and the crematoria, so we are here, the survivors, to speak for them and honor the memory of their suffering."

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