Days of bitter cold ahead for Midwest, Northeast

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As snow continues to pile up in Erie, Pennsylvania, which already has nearly 63 inches on the ground, forecasters warn of frigid, sub-zero arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills in much of the U.S.

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  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK (AP) — Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.

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  • Written by By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

Obama to Prince Harry: Leaders must use care on social media

LONDON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside.

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  • Written by By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

US industries can start counting their benefits from tax law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans' new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo.

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  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer

Singer files sex assault complaint against former Trump aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — A singer and potential congressional candidate says she has filed a sexual assault complaint against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager for hitting her twice on her buttocks during a Washington gathering in November.

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