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Hurricane Irene leads to at least 31 deaths

Hurricane Irene has led to the deaths of at least 31 people in 10 states: CONNECTICUT — In Prospect, 89-year-old Charlotte Levine was killed early Sunday when a falling tree limb pulled power lines onto her house and started a ...

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Irene: Wet, deadly and expensive, but no monster

The storm that had been Hurricane Irene crossed into Canada overnight but wasn’t yet through with the U.S., where flood waters threatened Vermont towns and New Yorkers who returned to work had to make do with a slowly reopening transit ...

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Airlines begin canceling flights in earnest

Hundreds of thousands of airline passengers will be grounded this weekend as Hurricane Irene sweeps up the East Coast, past some of the nation’s busiest airports. JetBlue Airways said Friday it was scrubbing about 880 flights between Saturday and Monday, ...

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Judges let DA drop Strauss-Kahn case

NEW YORK — A New York judge has put an end to the sensational sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, setting him free after prosecutors claimed the hotel housekeeper accusing the French diplomat of sexual assault couldn’t be trusted. The ...

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Stocks open higher, breaking 4-week losing streak

NEW YORK — Stocks are opening sharply higher, breaking a four-week losing streak. Many traders are looking ahead to a speech by Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, at an annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo. on Friday. Some analysts ...

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