No shadow: Pennsylvania groundhog 'predicts' early spring


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he "predicted" an early spring.


Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted overnight to New Hampshire. Democrats were girding for a protracted slugfest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, locked in a virtual tie.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press

Amtrak engineer recalls opening throttle before fatal crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last thing Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian remembers before last May's fatal crash in Philadelphia is pushing the throttle forward to pick up speed and then braking when he felt the train going too fast into a sharp curve, according to a transcript of his interview with federal accident investigators.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press