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Colleagues and relatives of two Spanish reporters kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked radicals in Syria said Tuesday they believed the pair were alive and well and urged their captors to free them. El Mundo newspaper correspondent Javier Espinosa, 49, and freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, 42, were seized on September 16, the latest of scores of journalists captured while covering Syria's civil war. "We believe they are alive and we believe they are well," El Mundo's director Pedro J. Ramirez told a news conference in Madrid. El Mundo identified the captors as members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a jihadist faction in Syria with roots in Al-Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A snowstorm pushed into New England on Tuesday, with the potential to snarl the evening commute, after causing widespread school and government closures in the nation's capital and elsewhere along the Eastern seaboard.