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Utah School Draws Ire For Taking Kids’ Lunches; Debt Cited

Utah School Draws Ire For Taking Kids’ Lunches; Debt Cited

Two state senators are paying a visit to an elementary school in Salt Lake City on Thursday, after reports emerged that the school had served meals to dozens of students — only to throw them away after a cashier confirmed their accounts had an outstanding balance.

Two Days Later, Atlantans Can Retrieve Cars Abandoned In Storm

Two Days Later, Atlantans Can Retrieve Cars Abandoned In Storm

Authorities in Atlanta want to start reuniting drivers with the hundreds of vehicles that were abandoned on highways during the winter storm that blew through Tuesday.

‘Rush Hour From Hell’ Drags On In Icy Southern Cities

‘Rush Hour From Hell’ Drags On In Icy Southern Cities

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that officials are asking truck drivers to stay away — not just from Atlanta, but from the whole state.

Emergencies Declared As Deep Freeze Hits Deep South

Emergencies Declared As Deep Freeze Hits Deep South

“Snow and ice are rare in typically balmy places like New Orleans, Mobile and the Florida panhandle, but officials are warning residents to get ready for significant accumulations and bitter cold.”

Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones Amid Clashes

Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones Amid Clashes

Shortly after midnight, the newspaper says, people near the fighting received a text message that read: “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”

Extending Jobless Benefits Likely Delayed Again

Extending Jobless Benefits Likely Delayed Again

Later today, President Obama will be in Raleigh, N.C., where he’s expected to again make the case that Congress should extend the benefits.

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment Benefits

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment Benefits

A three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday.

Singing, Stomping, Stranded Explorers Prep Antarctic Helipad

Singing, Stomping, Stranded Explorers Prep Antarctic Helipad

The news Tuesday morning from the stranded ship in the Antarctic is that it’s looking more and more as though icebreakers won’t be able to reach the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, so the passengers and some of the crew are preparing to be plucked off the ice by helicopter.

WATCH LIVE: Space Station Spacewalk

WATCH LIVE:  Space Station Spacewalk

NASA has launched its webcast of Tuesday’s spacewalk at the International Space Station, where two American astronauts will continue critical repairs on cooling equipment.

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In Senate

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In Senate

The Senate voted 67 to 33 on Tuesday to move forward on the two-year, bipartisan budget plan that restores some of the automatic spending cuts of recent years, trims spending in other areas and appears to have put on hold until 2015 the bitter battles that led to this year’s partial government shutdown.