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FILE - In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes sits in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in the suburban Denver movie theater in 2012, and faces a possible death penalty sentence if convicted. Jury selection in the trial of Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes is proceeding, and even as an unprecedented 9,000 prospective jurors were summoned for questioning, jury duty won't be easy for those picked. Jury selection alone could last until June, and the trial could run into October.  (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)

Panic attack, bad back: Colo. theater shooting brings jury excuses

- Associated Press

One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Justice's official Internet web site, Megan's Law, shows former Boy Scout leader Al Stein who pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009. Previously sealed Boy Scouts "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in California that was filed against the organization by a victim of Stein's. (AP Photo/California Department of Justice, Megan's Law, File)

‘Sordid’ history of sexual abuse depicted in Boy Scout files: Lawyer

- Associated Press

The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old scout by an adult volunteer was part of a “sordid history of child sexual abuse” within the Boy Scouts that has been documented internally by the organization for nearly a century, the victim’s attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial in California.

Oklahoma could halt executions for Supreme Court drug review

- Associated Press

Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious, the state’s attorney general said in a Monday filing with the court.

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government. (Associated Press)

Obama’s wilderness designation plan for Alaska refuge draws lawmakers’ ire

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

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Amtrak suspends service in New England region

Associated Press

Amtrak has announced that it will suspend rail service in the New England region and modify service between New York and Washington on Tuesday due to snowy conditions.

A crewmember de-ices a Frontier Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. More than 5,000 flights in and out of East Coast airports have been canceled as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mid-Atlantic to expect snow, sleet through Tuesday

Associated Press

As a winter storm moves through the region, making its way northeast, meteorologists say Mid-Atlantic residents should brace for more scattered snow showers, sleet and icy conditions Monday night.

About 175 flights canceled at Chicago airports

Associated Press

A winter storm forecast to bring up to 2 feet of snow to the East Coast has contributed to more than 200 flight cancellations at Chicago's two major airports

Matthew Schiccatano rides on a snow tube as he launches off of a make shift snow jump on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 on the Shamokin, Pa. Area Elementary School campus. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Mike Staugaitis)

What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

- Associated Press

The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:

Things to know as New Hampshire prepares for blizzard

- Associated Press

New Hampshire is facing a huge snowstorm, bringing up to 2 feet of snow in southern parts of the state and wind gusts of 60 mph along the coast. Here's a look at how the storm might impact the state:

Dozens of flights canceled at Bradley Airport

Associated Press

A flight tracking service says dozens of flights at Bradley International Airport have been canceled through Wednesday because of a blizzard bearing down on the Northeast.