A wide band of ice, freezing rain and snow was expected to march across the Midwest Friday, stretching across a broad swath of the country into the Northeast, where many areas were still recovering from a winter storm last week. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Friday and Saturday, citing a "complex storm system" spanning a thousand miles or more from Missouri to the northern tip of upstate New York. Several major cities were likely to be impacted, including New York City, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, weather services said. The storm is expected to dump as much as 7 inches of snow from parts of the Midwest into the Ohio Valley, and from northern Pennsylvania to western New York.
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Retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared during a trip to an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf in March 2007, was not a government employee when he went missing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Friday. "He was not a U.S. government employee when he made that trip," said Carney, responding to questions about an Associated Press story that said Levinson was working for the Central Intelligence Agency when he disappeared. "As there is an ongoing investigation into his disappearance, I'm not going to comment further on what he may or may not have been doing in Iran," Carney said, calling the story "highly irresponsible." (Reporting by Mark Felsenthal and Roberta Rampton;
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The lawyer for a young woman who claimed to have been raped by Florida State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston blasted police and prosecutors' handling of the case on Friday and called for further investigation. State Attorney Willie Meggs announced on December 5 he would not file charges against Winston, the front runner to win college football's top award, after accusations surfaced that Winston assaulted a woman in December 2012 before his college playing career began. Meggs said there was insufficient evidence to charge Winston, whose lawyer has said the football player and his 19-year-old accuser had consensual sex. Patricia Carroll, a lawyer for the young woman, told reporters she believed authorities mishandled the investigation.
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