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Blizzard watch...Sessions gives pep talk to prosecutors, then demands resignations... Hearing for labor secretary pick delayed

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — A blizzard is expected to lash the New York region starting Monday with possibly the season's biggest snowstorm dumping up to 18 inches on Central Park. The New York State Emergency Operations Center will be activated Monday evening, with stockpiles of sandbags, generators and pumps. A winter storm watch is being posted for a larger area of the Northeast: New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New England

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave his top federal prosecutors a pep talk two days before he demanded dozens of resignations. The seemingly abrupt about-face has left the affected U.S. attorneys scrambling to brief those left behind and say goodbye to colleagues. Some of those close to the process say it also could have an impact on morale for the career prosecutors who now must pick up the slack.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department is being delayed. Alexander Acosta had been slated to appear before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday but will now be held on March 22. Acosta is dean of Florida International University's law school. He's is expected to win confirmation.

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — The FBI and Navajo Nation are investigating a shooting that critically wounded a tribal police officer. Authorities say the officer was shot while responding to a domestic violence call early today near the small town of Prewitt, in western New Mexico. They say a suspect is in custody, but no other details have been released.

UNDATED (AP) — Defending national champion Villanova is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, a top seed for the third time in school history. It will play in the East region. The Wildcats will begin defense of their title in Buffalo against the winner of the play-in game between Mount St. Mary's and New Orleans on Thursday night. In the second round, either Virginia Tech or Wisconsin awaits. But lurking down the bracket: Duke is the No. 2 seed in the East.

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