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Spaniards ‘most body-conscious’ in Europe, after Ireland, says survey

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Rayo Vallecano FC goalie Wilfred Agbonavbare dies from cancer aged 48

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Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is facing Senate questioners as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job. In the first Republican-led confirmation session of the Obama administration, Lynch was to appear Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee as it opens two days of hearings on her nomination. Continue reading

Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse. Streets across the nation’s largest city were empty, the only movement the changing traffic lights signaling to cars that weren’t there. Continue reading

Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

By BOB SALSBERG and WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown Continue reading

Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians

By PAUL SCHEMM, ELENA BECATOROS and ANDREA ROSA, Associated Press ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR (AP) — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the “ghost ship” came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as cargo. The cattle freighter — its animal pens crammed with families — was on a collision course with the Italian coast, and the refugee who had phoned authorities from on board said the cabin’s controls were jammed. Continue reading

China criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company’s U.S. Continue reading

Rose’s shot lifts Bulls over Warriors 113-111 in overtime

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One after another, teams trotted into rowdy Oracle Arena the past two months confident they could cool off the NBA’s hottest team on their home floor. It took 113 points, 53 minutes and one big shot from a former MVP to finally make it happen Continue reading

Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Benjamin and Kristi Strack often talked about the apocalypse and wanting to leave the evil they saw in the world, but friends and family thought that meant they would one day move somewhere remote and live off the grid. Instead, they overdosed on a lethal combination of methadone, cold medicine and other drugs along with their three children, ages 11, 12 and 14, according to police. Continue reading

Egyptian police criticized over death of female protester

By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to save her life by ignoring pleas to let an ambulance take her away. Continue reading