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Here's the latest for Wednesday, February 17: Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh has died; Federal agents seize 10 million fake N95 masks; Winter weather threatens to sow more chaos; the former Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City is imploded.
KELLY DASCHLE: This is AP News Minute. Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, has died. His death Wednesday at the age of 70 came a year after announcing he had stage four lung cancer.
Federal agents said Wednesday they've seized roughly 10 million fake N95 masks in recent weeks during an ongoing investigation into counterfeit sold to hospitals, medical facilities, and government agencies. Investigators notified about 6,000 potential victims in at least 12 states who may have unknowingly purchased the knockoffs.
Utility crews are racing to restore power to more than 3 million customers around the US who are still without electricity in the aftermath of a winter storm. Meanwhile another blast of snow and ice is threatening to bring more hardship to parts of Texas, Arkansas, and the Lower Mississippi Valley before moving to the Northeast on Thursday.
And the one time jewel of former President Donald Trump's casino empire is now gone. The former Trump Plaza casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk was imploded Wednesday morning after falling into disrepair.
Kelly Daschle, Associated Press, with AP News Minute.