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With memories still fresh of Sandy, a superstorm that ravaged the East Coast in 2012, governors of at least eight East Coast states declared emergencies. The National Weather Service (NWS) on Tuesday lowered snowfall forecasts, but still said a "life-threatening blizzard" could dump as many as 24 inches (61 cm) of snow. Sustained winds in the area might hit 40 miles per hour (64 kph), NWS said, though gusts as high as 78 mph (126 kph) were recorded in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Preliminary results from the NWS in Massachusetts showed as many as 13 inches of snow had fallen by early Tuesday in parts of the state.
DUBLIN (AP) — Aer Lingus said Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish national airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign acquisition nine years after its privatization.