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Parts of East Coast in the middle of a nor'easter ... Health secretary calls CBO report on GOP health care 'simply wrong' ... Fed likely to raise rates

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 13, 2017 at 11:40 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City could get as much as 20 inches of snow by the time this week's nor'easter is over. The National Weather Service is warning of blizzard conditions from the Philadelphia area to Maine. Already about 5,000 flights have been canceled for Tuesday. Amtrak has canceled and modified service up and down the Northeast Corridor and motorists are being urged to stay off the roads.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health Secretary Tom Price says a Congressional Budget Office report that says 14 million Americans would lose coverage under a House plan to replace "Obamacare" is "simply wrong." But Republican Congressman Mark Walker of North Carolina says Monday's report "does little to alleviate" concerns about the bill, including tax credits considered too costly.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve seems all but sure to raise interest rates Wednesday, and it'll be the third time in 15 months. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and several other Fed officials separately suggested earlier this month that the economy was sturdy enough to withstand a modest raising of loan rates. And after Friday's robust February jobs report of an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, the likelihood has increased.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling men from three Florida counties not to donate sperm because of a small risk of spreading Zika. The guidance had previously applied to Miami-Dade County, the only place in Florida where there's evidence the virus was spread by mosquitoes. But infections in people in South Florida haven't clearly been linked to Miami-Dade. Now men in Broward and Palm Beach counties are also being told not to donate sperm.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie "Beauty and the Beast" in Malaysia, even though film censors in the mostly Muslim country say the movie had been approved with a minor cut involving a "gay moment." The country's two main cinema chains say the movie, due to begin screening Thursday, has been postponed indefinitely.

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