Cold Causes Escaped Inmate in Kentucky to Surrender

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_c8d5d5b3eb.jpgallanswart/Thinkstock (LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- An inmate who escaped Kentucky's Blackburn Correctional Complex on Sunday had a change of heart after spending a night in the frigid cold that's gripped much of the nation. According to the Los Angeles Times, 42-year-old Robert Vick showed up on the doorstep of the Sunset Motel in Lexington Monday morning, and had one thing to say to 61-year-old manager Maurice King.

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One Dead in Avalanche Near Vail, Colo.

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_8e509d364a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (EAGLE COUNTY, Colo.) -- One person was killed and three others trapped and injured Tuesday in a large avalanche in the backcountry terrain east of Vail ski resort in Eagle County, Colo. The slide happened at about 11:30 a.m., according to Eagle County Sheriff spokeswoman Jessie Mosher. Search-and-rescue teams responded to the avalanche area, which started near the treeline, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported.

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New York Cops, Firefighters Charged in 9/11 Fraud: Indictment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_9aca668ddc.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged Tuesday with falsely claiming to be suffering from depression and anxiety as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks, New York prosecutors said. The alleged scam won awards up to $500,000 for the uniformed personnel and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to the indictment.

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Frigid 'Polar Vortex' Cripples US for Second Straight Day

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_32ac0f852c.jpgJonathan Larsen/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Deadly cold temperatures refused to loosen their grip on much of the country for a second straight day, spreading the bone-chilling weather this time to the Northeast and South. Wind chill advisories and warnings are in effect for 32 states from Montana to southern Florida on Tuesday.

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Hundreds Rescued from Frozen Amtrak Trains

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_36217ec035.jpgScott Olson/Getty Images (MENDOTA, Ill.) -- Hundreds of Amtrak passengers were rescued Teusday after spending a bone-chilling cold night stranded on board three Amtrak trains that were crippled by snow and ice outside of Chicago. More than 500 passengers who were affected by the delay are expected to arrive in Chicago, likely on charter buses nearly 20 hours after the got stuck, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told ABC News.

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