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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Joel Rubin, left, and Neil Higgins, director of congressional affairs for the Central Intelligence Agency, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, before the House Select Committee on Benghazi as it held its third public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
State Dept. officials meet with House Benghazi panelPartisan rift continues on House Benghazi panel as GOP chairman promises subpoenas
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Romney courts middle class, jabs Clinton in MississippiCourting the middle class, Mitt Romney jabs Hillary Clinton on economics in Mississippi speech
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The Federal Trade Commission building in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The FTC said that TracFone's advertising promised unlimited data, but the company then drastically slowed down consumers' data speeds, a practice known as throttling, when they had used a certain amount of data within a 30-day period. In some cases, the FTC said, the company cut off customers' data service when they ran over the limit. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlementPre-paid mobile provider TracFone settles with government for $40M over unlimited data plans
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2010, file photo, Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, center, leaves the federal courthouse in Albuquerque, N.M., with her unidentified attorneys. Her husband, Pedro Mascheroni pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon was sentenced Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, to five years in prison and three years of supervised release. Mascheroni and his wife, Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, had pleaded guilty in 2013 to offering to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New YorkRecording: Former federal scientist offers to build Venezuela a bomb targeting New York City
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Leanne Galligan shovels out her driveway after a winter storm, Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015, in Portland, Maine. Tuesday's blizzard dumped over 27 inches of snow in some parts of Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Boston bounces back, digs out from blizzard's 2 feet of snowBoston bounces back quickly after blizzard's 2 feet of snow; forecasters were right this time
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Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to DisneylandArizona health officials monitor hundreds for measles as outbreak linked to Disneyland grows
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Geoff Braithwaite, owner of Tasty Vapor, exhales vapor after using an electronic cigarette Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity. The California Department of Public Health report says e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing chemicals and get users hooked on nicotine but acknowledges that more research needs to be done to determine the immediate and long-term health effects. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
California declares electronic cigarettes a health threatCalifornia health officials declare e-cigarettes a health threat, urge tougher regulations
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Inquest begins into deadly Sydney cafe siegeCoroner to determine how 2 hostages were killed as inquest into Sydney cafe siege opens
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007 file photo, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at a news conference in Washington. Ryan on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, publicly declared a position switch on abortion. Niles in northeast Ohio, writes Wednesday in the Akron Beacon Journal that he initially opposed the procedure that ends pregnancy but now favors abortion rights.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rightsWith US Senate race looming, Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan reverses stance to favor abortion rights
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  • Feds award $10M in funds to fight homelessness in WNY

    Dozens of programs throughout Western New York will receive more than $10 million in new federal funding to help fight homelessness. The funds are part of nearly $192 million in grants awarded to agencies across New York as part of $1.81 billion allocated by Housing and Urban Development to support nearly 8,400 local programs. Business Journal, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 10:51 AM
  • Comptroller proposes tax cap to control WNY gas prices

    With Buffalo drivers paying the highest gas prices in New York, and the second highest prices of any metropolitan area in the continental United States, relief could be on the way. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and County Legislator Ted Morton are suggesting a cap on Erie County's sales tax, replacing the county's 4.75% sales tax with a flat 10 cent sales tax. WIVB-TV Buffalo, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 11:28 PM
  • Family Court stretched by case overload

    The sheer volume of filings in Family Court in downtown Buffalo forces attorneys and clients to cope with lines and long wait times. "There is no question that just completely swamped," says attorney Melissa Cavagnaro. Business Journal, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 12:48 PM
  • Red Raiders Move Step Closer To Title

    Adam Gullo recorded his 101st wrestling win as Jamestown moved a step closer to clinching the Division 1 title in Erie County Interscholastic Conference action Friday night. The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 02:09 AM
  • United Way announced $4.6 million in grants, support

    The United Way of Buffalo Erie County will award nearly $4.6 million in grants and support for the 2015 allocation cycle, beginning in July. The investments include $4.1 million in grants for 107 programs at 59 Erie County human service organizations that address priorities in education, financial stability and health and wellness; plus another $487,169 for special initiatives. Business Journal, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 03:22 PM
  • Jury finds Basil at fault in death of Silver Creek native

    Jeffrey Basil had every intention of killing Silver Creek native and Air National Guardsman William Sager Jr. when he shoved the 28-year-old down a staircase at a Buffalo bar last year. That is what a jury of seven men and five women unanimously agreed upon on Wednesday after about six-and-a-half total hours over two days of closed-door deliberations during Basil's murder trial in Erie County Court. Observer, Thu, Jan 22 2015 @ 12:58 AM
  • College student from Buffalo died with 0.493 blood alcohol level, West Virginia cops say

    Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said Tuesday that tests showed 18-year-old Nolan Michael Burch's blood alcohol level was 0.493. That's more than six times the legal limit of 0.08 for driving. Newsday, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 02:04 PM
  • Buffalo Bishop says procedures were followed in sex abuse cases

    Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone says he was "deeply saddened" to hear of newly released reports of sexual abuse in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese. While the two alleged victims went public with their complaints on Tuesday, the incidents they reported dated back to 1973 and 2002, before Malone's tenure in Buffalo. WIVB-TV Buffalo, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 11:28 PM
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