New England gets more snow...Dozens killed in Nigeria...Tourist bus attacked in Sinai

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Updated: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:14:53 EST

BOSTON (AP) — Coastal areas in Maine and Massachusetts are getting the brunt of the latest snowstorm to blast New England. The storm has dumped more than a foot of snow in some places and knocked out power to thousands on Cape Cod. Utility officials say more than 7,600 customers are without power, down from more than 13,000 earlier.

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Funeral rites have been held today for more than 50 people killed by suspected Islamic militants in a village in northeastern Nigeria. One survivor says the attackers looted food stores, set ablaze mud homes with thatched roofs and made off with about 10 vehicles. The attack occurred in an area where the military has been bombing the forest hideouts of Muslim extremists.

CAIRO (AP) — At least three South Koreans and an Egyptian bus driver have been killed in an explosion in the Sinai Peninsula. The blast ripped through a tourist bus near a border crossing between Egypt and Israel. Security officials believe it was caused by a car bomb or a roadside bomb that was detonated by remote control. The attack is raising fears that Sinai militants are targeting tourists in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula for the first time in nearly a decade.

CAIRO (AP) — Lawyers for Egypt's ousted president and his co-defendants have walked out of court to protest the soundproof glass cage in which defendants are held during proceedings. State TV reports that the judge ordered the trial adjourned until Feb. 23. Today's hearing was the first in a case in which Mohammed Morsi and 35 others are facing charges of conspiring with foreign groups and undermining national security.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — It might come as a surprise that the city with the highest average rent in the United States is -- Williston, North Dakota. The Williston Herald reports that a 700-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in Williston costs an average of $2,394 a month, according to the Apartment Guide website. The same apartment in New York City would cost $1,504. It's due to an influx of oil field workers that has more than doubled the city's population since the 2010 Census, creating a more demand for housing than the available supply.

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