Snowy East Coast digs out after mammoth blizzard

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans started digging themselves out Sunday after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

1 dead in listeria outbreak linked to packaged lettuce

WASHINGTON (AP) — Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits Alaska, jolting nerves

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-6.8 earthquake knocked items off shelves and walls in south-central Alaska and jolted the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. But there were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Millions awake to more snow as blizzard barrels to the east

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people awoke Saturday to heavy snow outside their doorsteps, strong winds that threatened to increase through the weekend, and largely empty roads as residents from the South to the Northeast heeded warnings to hunker down inside while a mammoth storm barreled across a large swath of the country.

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

Michigan cooperative, confrontational with US on Flint water

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, pledging to work together to ensure the safety of Flint's drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands.

  • Written by ROGER SCHNEIDER, Associated Press JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press