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STORM UPDATE: 5,000 Tuesday flights canceled due to winter storm; almost no power outages

STORM UPDATE: 5,000 Tuesday flights canceled due to winter storm; almost no power outages

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) — The extreme winter weather system that continues to batter parts of the U.S. northeast, bringing heavy snowfall and winds, has prompted thousands of cancellations at airports across the country.

Nationwide there were a total of 5,012 flight cancellations for Tuesday flights, according to data from flight-tracking website FlightAware at 10:45 a.m. ET.

New York’s LaGuardia airport led with the most number of canceled flights, 1,056, followed by Newark Liberty International Airport with 934 cancellations.

Below is a list of flight cancellations, as reported by FlightAware:

  • LaGuardia : 1,056
  • Newark Liberty International: 934
  • Philadelphia International: 873
  • John F. Kennedy International: 771
  • Boston Airport: 675
  • Chicago O’Hare: 283
  • D.C. Reagan National: 230
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International: 171

Only a small number of power outages were reported, including 21 by PSEG and 52 by Con Ed.

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Girl found murdered in New York identified after 35 years

Girl found murdered in New York identified after 35 years

CALEDONIA, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) — A young girl who was found murdered in a field in western New York more than three decades ago has been identified as a Florida teenager who had never been reported missing, Florida officials say, hours after a New Yor…

Report: U.S. suspends counterterrorism cooperation with Yemen

Report: U.S. suspends counterterrorism cooperation with Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — The United States has been forced to suspend its counterterrorism cooperation with Yemen after the Arab country’s government collapsed, the Washington Post reported on late Friday, though U.S. drones are still deployed over southern Yemen for now.

The development comes just a day after President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Khalid Bahah and their cabinet resigned en-masse, throwing the country into a steep crisis and making it unclear who is now running the country as Shiite Houthi rebels have seized strategic parts of the capital Sana’a.

The Washington Post, citing U.S. officials speaking on the condition of anonymity, reported late Friday that the U.S. government had been forced to suspend its counterterrorism operations with Yemen, a move that is certain to benefit al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is the most dangerous al-Qaeda branch and claimed responsibility for this month’s attack in Paris.

Armed drones operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command will for now remain deployed over southern Yemen, where al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is based, the newspaper reported.

Yemeni security services had long provided much of the intelligence for U.S. drone strikes in the country, but those agencies are now controlled by Houthi rebels. “The agencies we worked with are really under the thumb of the Houthis. Our ability to work with them is not there,” one U.S. official was quoted as saying by the Washington Post.

“The chaos has aided al-Qaeda. There’s no question in our mind that al-Qaeda has gotten a breather,” the official told the newspaper.

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Mitt Romney says giving ‘serious consideration to the future’

Mitt Romney says giving ‘serious consideration to the future’

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 presidential election to President Barack Obama, said at a Republican Party meeting on Friday that he is giving “serious consideration to the future,” but …

Mitt Romney says giving ‘serious consideration to the future’

Mitt Romney says giving ‘serious consideration to the future’

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 presidential election to President Barack Obama, said at a Republican Party meeting on Friday that he is giving “serious consideration to the future,” but …

2014 confirmed as Earth’s warmest year on record

2014 confirmed as Earth’s warmest year on record

By Lee Jones

WASHINGTON, DC (BNO NEWS) — The 12 months of 2014 were the warmest since record-keeping began in 1880, with global temperatures over land and ocean surfaces reaching 0.69 degree Celsius (1.24 degree Fahrenheit) above the average for the …

Judge orders Michigan to recognize gay marriages performed while it was legal

Judge orders Michigan to recognize gay marriages performed while it was legal

DETROIT, MICHIGAN (BNO NEWS) — A U.S. District Court judge ruled Thursday that Michigan must recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed while gay marriage was legal in the state, though the ruling has been stayed for 21 days pending an appeal.

A ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the original ban decided on by voters in 2004, but said those married last year after a district court overturned that ban should be recognized as married and be afforded all benefits. The U.S. Supreme court may decide Friday to take up the issue.

“Defendants are preliminarily enjoined from refusing to recognize the marital status of Plaintiffs and all other same-sex couples who were lawfully married in Michigan after the district court’s ruling authorizing such marriages,” Judge Mark Goldsmith said in the ruling. It affects about 300 married same-sex couples.

In addition to recognizing the same-sex marriages as legal, Goldsmith also ordered the state to provide those couples with all the protections and benefits as are mandated or authorized by Michigan law for all couples whose marriages were validly solemnized under Michigan law.

The ruling was stayed for 21 days, allowing the state to file an appeal..”

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said his office was still reviewing the ruling, but urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take action to clarify the legality of same-sex marriages. “We are reviewing Judge Goldsmith’s decision, but as I have said repeatedly, the sooner the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision on this issue, the better it will be for Michigan and America,” he said.

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10 dead after Texas prison bus slams into train

10 dead after Texas prison bus slams into train

ODESSA, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) — Ten people were killed Wednesday morning when a prison bus went off an icy roadway and slammed into a freight train, state officials said, making it one of the worst bus and train accidents in the United States in recent yea…

Republican-led House votes to undo Obama’s immigration actions

Republican-led House votes to undo Obama’s immigration actions

by Lee Jones

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — House Republicans approved a bill Wednesday that would overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration policies, including protections for immigrants who were brought illegally into the United States as childr…

Ohio ISIS supporter arrested in plot to attack U.S. Capitol

Ohio ISIS supporter arrested in plot to attack U.S. Capitol

Includes reporting from James Valles

CONNECTICUT, OHIO (BNO NEWS) — An Islamic State (ISIS) supporter from Ohio was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday after he allegedly plotted to carry out a bomb and shooting attack against lawmakers at the U.S. Capi…