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NEW YORK (AP) — The show definitely won't go on tonight on Broadway. Theaters are shuttering because of the snow storm expected to bury parts of the Northeast. Commuter trains are running at capacity to get passengers home before the brunt of the storm. Some 7,000 flights have been canceled in the region and motorists are being banned from driving in some areas. Forecasters are calling for record-setting snow levels and dangerous white-out conditions.

WASHINGTON (AP) — According to congressional estimates released today, solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office. And the Congressional Budget Office also projects a 14 percent drop in the number of U.S. residents without health insurance, largely because of Obama's health law.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a hobbyist has come forward to say they he didn't intend to crash a two-foot-long done on White House grounds. The device, which had four propellers, struck the southeast side of the grounds at 3 a.m. The president and first lady are overseas and were not at the White House at the time.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who handled sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at North Carolina's Fort Bragg. Maj. Erik Burris was found guilty on charges including rape and forcible sodomy. Burris has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and kicked out of the Army.

ATLANTA (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who disappeared after traveling to meet a man claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies nearby. The bodies haven't been identified but the car had been used by Elrey and June Runion. A man who was the last person to speak with the couple by phone has been arrested on charges of giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.

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