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In a transatlantic roundup of organized crime suspects, US authorities said 54 people were arrested Thursday, mostly in the New York area, but some also in Italy, on charges ranging from murder to loan-sharking. The three highest-ranking members of the Gambino crime family not already in prison were among those apprehended.

Retailers across all sectors reported weak January results Thursday, with cash-strapped consumers opting to buy mostly necessities with their holiday gift cards. According to a preliminary data from Thomson Financial, 14 of 24 watched retailers missed expectations.

Newly declassified documents reveal that the lead prosecutor in the terror case against Zacarias Moussaoui may have known that CIA tapes of terror interrogations were destroyed more than a year before the government acknowledged the act to the court.

Thomas and Tamitha Garner, whose trip to photograph wild horses went awry, were successfully rescued Wednesday after more than a week in heavy snow in southwestern Utah. A snowplow driver discovered the couple on a remote canyon road after they'd hiked about 15 to 20 miles from their stranded pickup truck.


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