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Wall Street edges higher as snowstorm dulls trade
In this October 17, 2014 photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New YorkNew York (AFP) - A massive snowstorm descending on New York dulled Wall Street trade Monday but stocks ended a bit higher, helped by some positive quarterly earnings reports.

As storm rushes in, airlines cancel while salt sellers gain
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)Businesses large and small are feeling the effects of a huge snowstorm sweeping into the Northeast Monday. For some, wintry weather is derailing activity: Airlines canceled thousands of flights. Car dealers expect to lose a couple sales days. Others are enjoying sales bumps, as shoppers stock up on shovels and other winter gear — and snow day snacks.

Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2014 file photo Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell speaks in Manassas, Va. The Obama administration Monday announced a plan to shift Medicare payments it makes to hospitals and doctors so they reward quality over volume. Officials said they hoped the move would be a catalyst for the entire health-care system."It is in our common interest to build a health care system that delivers better care, spends health care dollars more wisely and results in healthier people," Burwell said in a statement. A broad cross-section of health-care industry representatives attended the announcement, including insurers, hospitals, and doctors, as well as employers, who pay for coverage for most workers and their families.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system.

Factbox: Northeast transit snarled by blizzard Monday and Tuesday
(Reuters) - As a powerful blizzard bore down on the northeastern United States on Monday, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways responded with travel delays and cancellations. * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY has added 26 extra trains to the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North schedules through 4:00 p.m. ET to help commuters return home before the worst of the storm hits, according to the MTA website. MTA expects to suspend Long Island Railroad service at 11:00 p.m. ET, curtail express subway service after the evening rush hour and close other lines on a route-by-route basis, the website said. * NEW JERSEY TRANSIT said on its Twitter page it will close down at 10 p.m. ET Monday, with the last trains leaving major stations at 8 p.m. ET and making all local stops.

Kurds defeat Islamic State jihadists in Syria's Kobane
Smoke billowing from the Syrian town Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, following clashes between Kurdish forces and Islamic State (IS) groups, on January 26, 2015Kurdish militia drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Kobane and raised their flags on Monday, dealing the jihadists an important blow after months of heavy fighting. Across the border in Iraq, meanwhile, a top army officer announced troops had "liberated" Diyala province from IS jihadists. In Syria, the Kurdish advance in Kobane, on the frontier with Turkey, marked the culmination of a battle lasting more than four months in which nearly 1,800 people were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) had "expelled all Islamic State fighters from Kobane and have full control of the town".

US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Houthi Shiite Yemenis gather while guarding a street leading to the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen. A U.S. drone strike targeting al-Qaida in Yemen signals Washington’s determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by the minority Shiite power grab. But officials say an effective ground strategy to truly uproot the militants will have to await the emergence of a functioning local government that can act as an ally.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab.

Fierce snowstorm descends on densely populated Northeast US
This is the Weather Underground forecast for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, for the United States. Offshore low pressure will rapidly strengthen Monday night into Tuesday, bringing a risk of blizzard conditions to the Northeast. Rain showers will be a possibility for the West Coast, with snow showers affecting the Intermountain West. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)NEW YORK (AP) — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides
FILE - In a Thursday, May 29, 2014 file photo, the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship is unveiled at its headquarters, in Hawthorne, Calif. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the International Space Station in 2017. NASA expects to save millions of dollars in launch costs, once its commercial crew program starts flying. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years.

Sheriff: Bodies found in car of missing Ga. couple
This photo provided Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, by the Cobb County Police Department, shows Elrey “Bud” Runion, of Marietta, Ga. Runion, 69, and his wife June Runion, 66, are missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and police say the man who last had phone contact with them faces charges. Investigators have obtained warrants for 28-year-old Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns on charges of giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception. Towns hasn't been accused of harming the couple. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Cobb County Police Department)ATLANTA (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who disappeared after traveling to meet a man claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake with two bodies inside.

Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event
US film director Steven Spielberg arrives for a meeting with Holocaust survivors in Krakow, Poland, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, a day before commemorations at Auschwitz that mark the 70th anniversary of the death camp's liberation.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and trying to strip survivors of their identity.

Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior
From left, Goldie Hawn, Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace and Kate Hudson pose as they arrive for the show of the Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS (AP) — At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.

Spain: 10 dead, 21 hurt in crash of Greek F-16 jet at base
Smoke rises from a military base after a plane crash in Albacete, Spain, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other planes on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain's Defense Ministry said. Another 13 people were injured in the incident at the Los Llanos base, which sent flames and a plume of black smoke billowing into the air, a Defense Ministry official said. (AP Photo/Josema Moreno)MADRID (AP) — A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other aircraft on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 French and Greek military personnel, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

China moves to accept imports of all US apple varieties
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — For the first time, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

The latest on the Northeast snowstorm
Workers attach snow plows to trucks at a New Jersey Dept. of Transportation maintenance yard, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Newark, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency saying NJ Transit will shut down late Monday as a winter storm threatens to dump as much as two feet of snow over parts of the state. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)5 P.M. EST

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