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Northeast braces for heavy snow...Stocks post modest gains...Melissa Rivers sues clinic

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BOSTON (AP) — The governor of Massachusetts says hundreds of thousands of people could lose electricity in the powerful snowstorm that's moving through the Northeast and into New England. And Gov. Charlie Baker says it could take several days for it to be restored. He's also issuing an indefinite ban on all non-essential motor vehicle travel starting at midnight, punishable by a fine of up to $500.

UNDATED (AP) — Airlines have now canceled about 7,000 flights through Wednesday, as the Northeast is hit by a winter storm that could leave as much as three feet of snow in some areas. Most carriers say they are waiving the change fee for passengers rescheduling their travel through tomorrow. In New York, any Broadway theaters that had shows scheduled tonight have canceled them. But the city's major stock exchanges plan to hold normal trading hours tomorrow -- since most trades are now handled electronically.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are finishing with tiny gains, after being moderately lower for much of the day. Investors are considering the impact of the election victory in Greece by a party that is opposed to that country's international bailout plan. The Dow finished with a gain of six points. The S&P gained five, and the Nasdaq rose 13 points.

NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Rivers is suing the clinic where her mother, comedian Joan Rivers, was treated before her death. She's also suing the doctors who treated her. Joan Rivers died in September at the age of 81. New York City's medical examiner found she died of brain damage due to lack of oxygen after she stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier. Federal health officials cited the clinic for failing to spot weakening vital signs.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Investigators have recovered a sixth body in the ruins of a mansion that was destroyed by fire last week near Annapolis, Maryland. The bodies of the other five victims were found last week. But none has been officially identified. Relatives had said they believed the victims were the owners of the home and their four young grandchildren.

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