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Powerful nor'easter ... House Intel Committee threatens to subpoena Justice Dept ... More Americans are pursuing New Zealand citizenship

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 14, 2017 at 12:54 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor'easter has started lashing the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. New York City could get as much as 20 inches of snow.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee says it could subpoena the Justice Department if it fails to provide evidence that President Donald Trump was wiretapped during the election. The committee set Monday as the deadline for getting the information, but the Justice Department said it needs more time. The committee now says it wants the information in hand before March 20 when it holds its first public hearing on its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors in Virginia say a man used to living off the life insurance proceeds of dead family members drowned his young son when the money ran out. Joaquin Rams is on trial for murder in Prince William Circuit Court, more than four years after 1-year-old Prince McLeod Rams died during a court-ordered, unsupervised visit with his father. Prosecutors say Rams took out more than $500,000 in life insurance on the boy before the child drowned.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — No last-minute legal attempts are expected for a man scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening for killing a man and his infant son on Christmas Eve 1987. James Bigby is about to become the fourth Texas inmate executed this year. Bigby shot to death 26-year-old Michael Trekell and suffocated his 4-month-old son at their home in Arlington. Evidence showed that Bigby accused Trekell, and two other men Bigby is accused of killing, of conspiring against him in a worker's compensation case.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Immigration records show that the number of Americans who applied for citizenship in New Zealand rose by 70 percent in the 12 weeks following the election of Donald Trump, when compared to the same period the year before. And figures show that the number of Americans who obtained a New Zealand work visa in January was up 18 percent from a year earlier.

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