Cleanup, power restoration begin after 3rd nor'easter

BOSTON (AP) — Storm cleanup and the restoration of power to the tens of thousands of residents and businesses without electricity were the focus Wednesday, a day after a fierce nor'easter lashed the Northeast with hurricane-force winds and heavy snow.

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  • Written by By MARK PRATT and SARAH BETANCOURT , Associated Press

Police probe any links between 3 Austin package bombings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three package bombs left on doorsteps in suburban neighborhoods have exploded in less than two weeks in Texas' capital city, killing two people, wounding two others and leaving investigators searching for any possible explanation or motive.

  • Written by By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press

Zinke defends hiking park fees amid travel spending flap

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has bristled under questioning by Democrats about his spending on travel as the Trump administration seeks deep cuts to conservation programs and fee increases at national parks.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press