Snow fun, snow fun at all: This is no ordinary snow storm, weather experts say. The National Weather Service, which isn’t prone to exaggeration, is using terms like “life-threatening” and “historic” to describe the system ready to spread across the Northeast. The storm could dump up to 3 feet of snow in Boston and New York before it ends Tuesday, along with freezing rain and strong wind gusts possibly reaching hurricane level. Blizzard and winter storm warnings are up from New Jersey through Maine and into Canada. Airlines are canceling flights by the hundreds. Check first if you’re flying into or out of the region.


Deadly gunfire: Shoppers, who crowded into a Manhattan Home Depot store to prepare for the snowstorm, fled back into the streets yesterday after an employee shot a store manager and then himself, the NYPD said. The 38-year-old manager was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The 31-year-old shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the store, according to the NYPD.


SAGs take flight: “Birdman” won the big prize — outstanding motion picture cast — at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night. Best male actor went to Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything.” Julianne Moore snapped up the award for best actress for her role in “Still Alice.” On the TV side, “Orange Is the New Black” won for best comedy series. “Downton Abbey” took home best TV drama series. The SAG Awards are closely watched for indicators about which way the wind is blowing for next month’s Academy Awards.

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