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  • Alabama trooper stops speeders, delivers baby instead
  • ATHENS, Ala. (AP) ? Expecting to write a ticket for speeding, an Alabama State Trooper ended up helping a woman give birth.

  • Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow
  • Snow clings to a bush Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, on Cape Cod in Bourne, Mass. The second winter storm in four days to hit New England could last into Tuesday. (AP Photo/William J. Kole)BOSTON (AP) ? The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts with up to 18 inches of snow.



  • Nobel medicine prize panel official resigns over inquiry
  • HELSINKI (AP) ? The Swedish panel that awards the Nobel medicine prize says its secretary-general, Urban Lendahl, has resigned because of an investigation into disputed stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini.

  • Germany, Turkey seek NATO help to tackle migrant smugglers
  • Turkish gendarmes carry the body of a migrant on a beach in Canakkale's Bademli district on January 30, 2016Germany and Turkey said Monday they would ask NATO to help police Turkey's shores as 24 more migrants drowned en route to Greece and tens of thousands of others remained stranded at the Turkish-Syrian border. In the latest in a grim litany of migrant boat sinkings, 24 people, 11 of them children, drowned when their boat went down off the northwestern coast of Turkey, the Dogan news agency reported. The drownings came as German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks with Turkish leaders on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe, and as 30,000 more Syrians fleeing the civil war massed along Turkey's border in the hope of receiving sanctuary.



  • Funeral held for Buddy Cianci, colorful Providence ex-mayor
  • Pallbearers load the casket of former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci onto a horse drawn carriage out front of city hall to process through the streets of the city to the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Providence, R.I. Cianci died Jan. 28 at age 74. He was the city's longest-serving mayor. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) ? Buddy Cianci, the wisecracking politician who led Providence during a turbulent and troubled six terms as mayor, was remembered during his funeral Monday as a visionary leader and skilled promoter of his city who relished the political arena.



  • The Latest: Christie heckled in NH, says it fires him up
  • FILE - In a Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Plymouth State University, in Plymouth, N.H. Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, including a failure to invest in boosting voter-turnout and claiming that Ted Cruz ?stole? the win. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV political-advertising. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) ? The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):



  • UK airport expansion decision on track for summer - minister
  • Britain's Transport Secretary McLoughlin arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street in LondonBritain should make a decision on where to build a new runway this summer, its transport minister said on Monday, dismissing concerns it could be further delayed by a referendum on EU membership. Prime Minister David Cameron could reach a deal over Britain's ties with the European Union at a summit later this month, paving the way for a public vote on membership of the bloc as soon as June. Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin said he did not think a June referendum would derail the current timetable for deciding on expanding either Heathrow, Britain's busiest airport, or Gatwick, its second-busiest.



  • India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program
  • SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.

  • French ex-budget minister goes on trial for tax fraud
  • France's former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac arrives for the first day of his trial for tax fraud in Paris on February 8, 2016France's former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who stashed millions abroad while cracking down on tax cheats at home, went on trial Monday for tax fraud. The 63-year-old former rising star in the French Socialist Party now dubbed the finance ministry's "Pinocchio", fended off reporters as he arrived at the Paris criminal court. Cahuzac and Menard face up to seven years in jail and two million euros ($2.2 million) in fines if found guilty of tax fraud and money laundering.



  • Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves
  • Waves crash over the sea wall at Porthcawl in Wales, Monday Feb. 8, 2016, as winds of nearly 100mph battered Britain after Storm Imogen slammed into the south coast bringing fierce gusts and torrential downpours. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTLONDON (AP) ? A winter storm with hurricane-force winds and huge waves battered Britain's coastline Monday, cutting power to thousands and disrupting travel across the country.



  • Obama calls for $1.8 bn to fight Zika
  • The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the Zika virusPresident Barack Obama on Monday asked for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to tackle the fast-spreading Zika virus at home and abroad. The mosquito-borne illness has surged through Latin America, prompting fears that clement spring weather could bring an explosion in cases. Obama's formal request to Congress is expected soon.



  • Pope's visit to violent Mexican city highlights broader ills
  • In this Jan. 25, 2016 photo, Guadalupe Reyes holds back her tears as she talks about her daughter Mariana Yanez, in Ecatepec, a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City. On an otherwise normal evening in September 2014, Yanez left her home saying she was going to make some photocopies, and then vanished. Months later, authorities called her mother to say she was dead. Pope Francis will will hold the largest public event of his visit to Mexico in this neighborhood when he celebrates Mass on Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) ? One evening in September 2014, Mariana Yanez left her home in this crime-plagued Mexico City suburb saying she was going to make some photocopies. Then she vanished.



  • Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting
  • Vladimir Faingold reads a sign on the door of a Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square, informing patrons that the restaurant will be closed for lunch and opening late due to an employee meeting on food safety, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)NEW YORK (AP) ? Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday as workers gather in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms across the country to discuss the chain's recent food safety scares.



  • European, US stocks hammered by finance sector woes
  • Frankfurt's DAX went below 9,000 points for the first time since October 2014European and US stock markets slumped on Monday as investors cashed out of banking shares, with tech and oil stocks also taking a beating. After a quiet session across Asia owing to the Chinese New Year, European markets plunged and were then followed by Wall Street. Focus turned to the banking sector, but the rout deepened after oil prices also resumed their slide, while tech stocks got taken down on Wall Street.



  • Chesapeake says it has no plans to file for bankruptcy
  • NEW YORK (AP) ? Chesapeake Energy sought to assure investors Monday that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection after a news report saying it hired a law firm sent its stock plummeting.

  • How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL
  • WASHINGTON (AP) ? More than 30 years ago, Donald Trump bought a franchise in the upstart United States Football League. He then led his fellow owners to sue the NFL in a high-stakes antitrust case.

  • Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination': U.N.
  • By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. The U.N. commission of inquiry called on the Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on high-ranking Syrian civilian and military officials responsible for or complicit in deaths, torture and disappearances in custody, but stopped short of naming the suspects. The independent experts said they had also documented mass executions and torture of prisoners by two jihadi groups, the Nusra Front and Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

  • Stocks across Europe sharply lower at close
  • A broker at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, on February 8, 2016Paris (AFP) - Stocks across Europe were sharply lower at the close on Monday in a global rout prompted by banking sector worries, the Chinese economic slowdown and slumping oil prices.



  • Apollo Education to go private in $1.1B deal
  • NEW YORK (AP) ? Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.

  • Slumping Knicks sack head coach Fisher
  • Slumping New York Knicks sack Derek Fisher, promoting Kurt Rambis to the job of interim head coachThe slumping New York Knicks sacked Derek Fisher on Monday, promoting Kurt Rambis to the job of interim head coach in a bid to reverse their sagging NBA fortunes. The move, announced by Knicks president Phil Jackson in a statement posted on the team's website, comes a day after the Knicks fell 101-96 to the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden -- the Knicks' season-high fifth straight defeat and their ninth defeat in their last 10 games.



  • Don McLean pleads not guilty to domestic violence charge
  • CAMDEN, Maine (AP) ? Don McLean's attorney says the singer has entered a not-guilty plea to a domestic violence charge in writing and will not appear in court later this month.

  • Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis interim head coach
  • New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher talks to his players during the second half of the NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in New York. The Nuggets defeated the Knicks 101-96. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) ? Derek Fisher was fired as New York Knicks coach Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.



  • Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin grimaces as he listens to Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)MOSCOW (AP) ? President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readiness amid continuing tensions with the West.



  • Assad's Syria regime 'exterminated' detainees, says UN
  • A rebel fighter pictured on the eastern outskirts of Damascus on January 23, 2016UN investigators on Monday accused Damascus of "extermination" in its jails and detention centres, saying prisoners were executed, tortured to death or held in such horrific conditions that they perished. Over the past four and a half years, thousands of detainees have been killed while being held by different sides in Syria's brutal conflict, the UN commission of inquiry on Syria said in its latest report. The report painted a stark picture of prisons and detention centres run by the Syrian authorities.



  • Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing
  • ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? When the emergency room fills up ? whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune ? Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity.

  • Emotional NYC officer testifies on fatal stairwell shooting
  • NEW YORK (AP) ? A police officer testified emotionally in his own defense Monday about the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a dark Brooklyn housing project stairwell in 2014.

  • Clinton's donors trade buck-raising for door-knocking in NH
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets costumers before eating breakfast, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Chez Vachon restaurant in , N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) ? They are some of Hillary Clinton's best money-raisers, but right now the most valuable thing they can offer is their time.



  • Flavor Flav to face Vegas judge in DUI, speeding, pot case
  • FILE - This May 21, 2015 booking photo provided by the Clark County Detention Center shows William Drayton Jr. aka Flavor Flav after his arrest in Las Vegas. Flavor Flav is due to face a Las Vegas judge on misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding and marijuana possession charges stemming from a vehicle stop in May. Defense attorney Kristina Wildeveld says she hopes to resolve the case Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, without a trial for the 56-year-old rapper and reality television star. (Clark County Detention Center via AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) ? The entertainer Flavor Flav is due to face a Las Vegas judge on misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding and marijuana possession charges stemming from a vehicle stop last May.



  • Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primary
  • In this Feb. 5, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the economy in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The main thing to know about Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders.



  • Fans can have Hendrix experience at guitarist's London home
  • Kathy Etchingham, the former girlfriend of U.S. musician Jimi Hendrix, poses for photographers during a media preview in the bedroom of his former central London flat, at 23 Brook Street, London, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The flat where Hendrix lived in 1968 and 1969 opens to the public as a permanent exhibition on February 10 with the bedroom containing items sourced or crafted to replicate how it would have looked when he lived there. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) ? When he was not being a string-shredding, amp-blasting guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix liked nothing better than to sit at home drinking tea and watching the British soap opera "Coronation Street."



  • 'Georgy Girl' writer Margaret Forster has died. She was 77.
  • LONDON (AP) ? Margaret Forster, the author of "Georgy Girl" and more than 20 other novels, has died in London after suffering from cancer in the back and spine. She was 77.

  • Mother, sons freed from debris, dark and confusion in quake-toppled Taiwan home
  • By J.R. Wu TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - When an earthquake struck southern Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday, Chang Chun-jung thought it was all over. All three are being treated in hospital for lacerations.

  • For the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of 2nd chances
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband former President Bill Clinton meet with costumers before eating breakfast, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Chez Vachon restaurant in , N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) ? It's their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic.



  • Quality control chief leaves scandal-hit Volkswagen
  • FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ? Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company.

  • Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive
  • Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop at the public library before next Tuesday's first in the nation presidential primary, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Plaistow,NH (AP Photo/Jim Cole)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) ? Encouraged by Marco Rubio's stumbles, the Republicans' second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire. The Democrats' Clinton-Sanders duel is veering into gender politics.



  • Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House run
  • FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2015, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. gestures before speaking at the National Press Club in Washington. A coveted but coy Warren is for now staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest, frustrating Hillary Clinton?s and Bernie Sanders? supporters while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table. Both candidates would love to win the endorsement of the populist Warren. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Coveted but coy, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest for now, frustrating supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table.



  • NY Times launches Spanish-language digital version
  • The New York Times was founded in 1851The New York Times on Monday launched a Spanish-language digital edition, aiming to expand the global reach of the prestigious US daily. The Times is offering "a selection of the best of New York Times translated into Spanish" as well as original articles, said a welcome statement from deputy international editor Lydia Polgreen.



  • Turkey, Germany to seek NATO help monitoring migrant flow from Syria
  • Turkey and Germany plan to seek help from NATO allies in monitoring the flow of migrants from Syria trying to get to Europe across the Aegean Sea, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday. Speaking at a joint news conference in Ankara with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Davutoglu said the matter would be jointly raised by the two countries at a meeting of NATO defense ministers on Thursday. "Turkey and Germany will together recommend to NATO ... NATO becoming involved concerning the consequences of the flow of refugees from Syria," Davutoglu said.

  • Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkey border
  • Internally displaced people, covered with mud, wait as they are stuck in the town of Khirbet Al-Joz, in Latakia countryside, waiting to get permission to cross into Turkey near the Syrian-Turkish borderBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Humeyra Pamuk BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad. "Our whole existence is now threatened, not just losing more ground," said Abdul Rahim al-Najdawi from Liwa al-Tawheed, an insurgent group. "They are advancing and we are pulling back because in the face of such heavy aerial bombing we must minimize our losses." The Russian-backed Syrian government advance over recent days amounts to one of the biggest shifts in momentum of the war, helping to torpedo the first peace talks for two years, which collapsed last week before they had begun in earnest.



  • Faced with new influx, Turkey's open door for migrants may be closing
  • Syrians line up as they wait to cross into Syria at Oncupinar border crossing in the southeastern city of KilisBy Humeyra Pamuk ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - As the number of Syrian refugees now amassing on the Turkish border swells into the tens of thousands, Ankara's long-standing open door to migrants may be closing. An assault by Russian-backed Syrian government forces around the city of Aleppo has sent more than 30,000 people fleeing to the Turkish border gate of Oncupinar in the past few days, and officials say tens of thousands more could be on the move. The surge has created a bitter irony for Turkey.