By Scott Malone, Jill Serjeant and Laila Kearney BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they had imposed a day earlier and New York City's subway system restarted after being closed for 10 hours, though officials urged people to stay off snow-covered roadways. "YUP, IT SNOWED!" headlined New York's Daily News tabloid, taking matters in stride, the way New Yorkers typically pride themselves on doing. Police said a teenager died late on Monday when he crashed into a lamppost on a street where he was snow-tubing on Long Island, one of the hardest hit areas in New York state.
Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 16:14 GMT - Prayers - Prayers are read to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Some among the audience, including survivors wearing items of clothing that were part of the Auschwitz camp uniform, shed tears. 16:13 GMT - British Holocaust memorial - Britain is to build a new Holocaust memorial in central London to which the government will contribute £50 million (67 million euros, $75 million), ministers said Tuesday. 15:53 GMT - Anti-Semitism and Israel - "For decades the world has been fed lies about Israel ... that Israel has no right to exist.
US home prices rose in November from October but the underlying trend continued to point to a slowdown in price gains, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday. The Case-Shiller US national index, a broad measure of price gains, edged down 0.1 percent. "The housing recovery is barely on first base," said David Blitzer, head of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Most of the housing market recovery is lackluster, with strong price gains limited to California, Florida, the Pacific Northwest, Denver, and Dallas, he said.