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Northeast U.S. braves 'crippling' blizzard

NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - A massive blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, canceling thousands of flights, curtailing mass transit and closing hundreds of schools, as officials warned that the storm could dump as much as 3 feet of snow on the region. | Video

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Obama backs India's solar goals, seeks support for climate talks

NEW DELHI - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India's ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support at global climate talks in Paris later this year.

25 Jan 2015

Obama to propose protecting U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska's Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along the coast.

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Businesses plan to reopen as Hawaii lava flow stalls

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII - The leading edge of a lava flow from a volcano that threatened a commercial center on Hawaii's Big Island appeared on Friday to have stalled again, prompting several businesses to make plans to reopen their doors.

24 Jan 2015

Some homes near Montana oil spill report dark ooze after flushing taps

- Residents of a Montana town whose water supply was tainted by an oil pipeline rupture last week got the all-clear on Friday to turn taps back on, though some reported brown or black material spurting from faucets even after their pipes were flushed.

Water 24 Jan 2015