Kent Covington
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Winter storm blamed in the deaths of at least five people

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/22/19, 11:04 am

A blast of cold temperatures added to misery in the Midwest and Northeast Tuesday after this weekend’s winter storm led to the death of at least five people. The weather-related casualties include a 12-year-old girl in Chicago whose snow fort collapsed on her, a Kansas snowplow driver who died in a crash, and a Connecticut subcontractor who was crushed by a falling tree.

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Rams and Patriots survive thrillers to advance to Super Bowl

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/21/19, 10:43 am

The stage is set for Super Bowl LIII, with the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots eking out overtime wins Sunday to advance to pro football’s title game in Atlanta on Feb. 3. The Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in the NFC championship game with Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal in the extra period. In the AFC championship, the Patriots won the coin toss in overtime and never gave the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense a chance, as Tom Brady handed off to Rex Burkhead to score from 2 yards out to win 37-31.

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Senators grill EPA nominee

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/17/19, 11:54 am

Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, answered questions about the government’s response to climate change in his confirmation hearing Wednesday before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Wheeler has led the department as acting administrator since July.

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