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NEW YORK (AP) — For many people in the path of a big winter storm hitting the Northeast, travel is temporarily impossible. About 7,700 flights have been canceled. Some commuter rail and transit systems won't be operating overnight. In the New York City area and Long Island, anyone who drives could be fined $300 because of a driving ban. Forecasts call for snow totals ranging from 1 to 3 feet and strong winds will create white-out conditions.
TOKYO (AP) — A special Japanese envoy in Jordan says he's hopeful that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces." The comment was made after another day of crisis talks in the Jordanian capital.
DENVER (AP) — There's been a small protest in Denver over the fatal police shooting of a 16-year-old girl. Several dozen people carrying candles and signs gathered near an alley where Monday's shooting occurred. Police say she was shot after she struck and officer with a stolen car. Chief Robert White says officers had been responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle and determined it was stolen.
NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — A gunman is dead and two police officers wounded in a shooting in suburban Minneapolis. Authorities say the shooting happened inside the New Hope City Hall at a swearing-in event. There's no word on what prompted the shooting. KARE-TV reports the officers' injuries are not life-threatening.
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 involved. 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.
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