U.S. East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard on Monday

A snow shoveler crosses a street during a winter snowstorm in CambridgeBy Brendan O'Brien and Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday that is expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a blizzard warning for the northern section of the East Coast from Monday afternoon until Tuesday and placed states from New Jersey to Indiana under winter storm watches and advisories. "This could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of this city," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference.


Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at NYC Home Depot: NYPD

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were killed after a shooting in a Home Depot store in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on Sunday afternoon in what appears to be a murder-suicide, two New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesmen said. One male individual, who preliminary NYPD investigations suggest was the shooter, was declared dead at the scene, Detective James Duffy said. The shooting took place around 2:45 p.m. EST, and police recovered a gun on the scene close to the body of the first victim. ...

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party surrounded by photographers reacts as he casts his vote at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)The anti-bailout Syriza party won a decisive victory in Greece's national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.


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