With a huge winter storm looming over the eastern United States, many of the region's residents will stock up on canned goods, bottled water and - for some - diapers. The storm, which is expected to pound the Mid-Atlantic states on Friday and Saturday, has mothers-to-be asking a simple, yet vital, question: What do you do if you go into labor and there are two feet of snow on the ground? "I'm vascillating between thinking this is no big deal and freaking out," Julie Walsh, a former lobbyist living in the Washington, D.C.-area, wrote on a Facebook page for "These Walls," her personal blog.
The Ohio judge who oversees county grand juries, including the one that ruled not to indict two Cleveland police officers for the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, said on Thursday he has formed a committee to review the process to see if it can be made more efficient. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John J. Russo said in a statement that his office has appointed two judges to lead a grand jury review committee that will evaluate local rules and help guide grand juries in the future. Russo's announcement followed reports that the Rice grand jury never voted on specific charges against the officers involved in the November 2014 shooting because they had found that the use of force was justified.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A flight attendant accused of making a phony bomb threat that forced a flight he was working to make an emergency landing in North Dakota is accused in a similar incident in Virginia.
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi let rattled investors know that the bank is poised to take action as soon as its next meeting in March if plunging oil prices and market turmoil threaten the economy. ...