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Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton prepares to board a bus Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y., as they gets set to travel to Detroit. Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their "home" NFL football game against the New York Jets on Monday night, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr.)  TV OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; BATAVIA DAILY NEWS OUT; DUNKIRK OBSERVER OUT; JAMESTOWN POST-JOURNAL OUT; LOCKPORT UNION-SUN JOURNAL OUT; NIAGARA GAZETTE OUT; OLEAN TIMES-HERALD OUT; SALAMANCA PRESS OUT; TONAWANDA NEWS OUT

Bills escape snowy Buffalo to prepare to face Jets

- Associated Press

Bills receiver Chris Hogan trudged through hip-high drifts of snow to get to Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tight ends Scott Chandler and Lee Smith shared a ride on a snowmobile.

Lawyer-lobbyists influence Idaho law

- Associated Press

When the Idaho Legislature really needs to get something done, it can. Roy Eiguren has seen it with his own eyes.

Monster catfish spur battles among anglers

- Associated Press

On a recent overcast morning, Dale Sides dropped his lines 25 feet to the bottom of the murky Ohio River. Just then, a green boat motored past.

NC Wesleyan men's soccer truly international

- Associated Press

Thorfinnur Thorfinnson had never smelled the cake-like batter of a deep-fried Oreo before. He had seen a pickup truck, but nothing like the ones with knobby tires that frequent Highway 301.

Student does battle in Greenwich with 'invasives'

- Associated Press

From the heart of the thicket, you can't see the road, just trees growing bare and tangles of weeds, still green against the reds and yellows of the ground cover.

Friendship 9 to return to court, 53 years later

- Associated Press

Nearly 54 years after they went to jail for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, the Friendship Nine are returning to court to get their records cleared.

Woman steps into leadership role at synagogue

- Associated Press

Astronaut, doctor, firefighter, teacher. When Erin Maidan was a child, those were typical responses to the age-old question posed by adults, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

School chief salaries vary based on needs, wealth

- Associated Press

When Lake Ridge School Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley asked for a raise this year, it created an uproar -- with teachers, parents and even some students protesting.

This recent photo provided the Colorado Dept. of Transportation shows a plow clearing snow on Independence Pass, which connects Aspen with Twin Lakes, in Colorado. On Thursday May 22, 2014 CDOT reopened the pass, which had up to 12 feet of snow in some spots. (AP Photo/Colorado Dept. of Transportation)

Aspen Skiing focused on climate change

- Associated Press

Aspen Skiing Co. will maintain efforts to influence state and national policy on climate change in 2015 as well as reduce its own carbon footprint, but President and CEO Mike Kaplan said Skico's aggressive stance isn't a war on fossil fuels.

Colorado video game developers thriving

- Associated Press

Like a lot of Colorado game developers, Megan Fox works independently, coding in the quiet of her home. As the founder of the Glass Bottom Games, she's spent months wrapping up "Hot Tin Roof," a film noir-ish 3D computer game starring a box-shaped private eye and her fedora-wearing cat.

Groups preserve ranchers' water source

- Associated Press

The creek that drops out of La Garita Mountains and snakes its way toward the north end of the San Luis Valley floor has sustained ranching for 140 years.

Preservationists grow business on graveyard shift

- Associated Press

When Michelle Duhon started her historic conservation company in 2011, she had no idea that it would be selected to restore a piece of New Orleans history - the 133-year-old tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, file photo, U.S. Army Pfc. Garrick Carlton, center, of Sacramento, Calif., hikes past burning rubbish to man a hilltop observation post along with fellow Pfc. Michael Tompkins, of Wadsworth, Ohio, left, and Pfc. Austin D'Amica, of San Diego, at Combat Outpost Monti in Kunar province, Afghanistan. U.S. officials say President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday.