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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Parts of northern New England have been digging out from up to two feet of snow that fell overnight. Powerful bands of snow clobbered some areas with knee-deep snow while other places just miles away received mostly rain. Maine's largest utility says fully resorting power to people who lost electricity will be a "multiple-day recovery effort."

GRANBY, Colo. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine how a Texas woman fell to her death from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort. The lift at Ski Granby Ranch remains closed today but the rest of the resort is open. The 40-year-old woman's two daughters were also injured after falling about 20 feet. The fatal fall is the first in the state in over a decade.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Data from a tracking service indicate a plane carrying six people rapidly lost altitude after taking off from a Cleveland airport along Lake Erie's shore and then vanished from radar. The Columbus-bound aircraft disappeared about 2 miles over the lake late Thursday. Three of the occupants were children.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby wants to move his trial out of a suburban Philadelphia courthouse, arguing there's been widespread negative press coverage of the sexual assault case. Lawyers filed a motion to either move the trial or bring in a jury from elsewhere. Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman he knew through Temple University.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's incoming Democratic governor is suing over a new law passed by Republican legislators to limit his powers as he prepares to take office. Gov.-elect Roy Cooper filed the lawsuit today over the law that ends the control governors exert over statewide and county election boards. Cooper's lawsuit asks a judge to block the law from taking effect Sunday, when he'll be sworn into office.

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