Stoic Midwestern Protestants are not emotive. It’s hard for them to talk much about themselves in the Southern porch style. Unlike fellow Americans on the East and West Coasts, they don’t write urbane novels or make movies celebrating themselves
Snow, sleet and hail snarled transportation in large parts of the United States on Monday during one of the busiest travel times of the year, after dozens died in U.S. storms that were just some of the wild weather seen worldwide over the Christmas holiday period.
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times At least one person was killed and 26 others were injured when tornadoes struck parts of Nebraska on Monday, according to local hospitals. Images televised by CNN showed two tornadoes moving through a predominantly rural area in Stanton County. A large tornado had caused “significant damage” near Stanton, the Weather […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times After leaving a trail of death and destruction across at least six states, a series of violent storms that spawned dozens of tornadoes continued to move through the South on Tuesday morning. It was the third day of deadly weather to rip from the Midwest through the eastern portion of […]
By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times KANSAS CITY, MO — Since the bullets began to fly on freeways here, Taylor Stevens has stuck to the back roads. Rikki Rohret keeps her eyes on the overpasses. Behind the wheel, Joe Miller tries not to think about being an anonymous gunman’s next victim. Somebody has been firing […]
By Christine Vendel, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, MO — Kansas City police have developed information that links some of the 13 recent shootings on area highways and roadways, they said Tuesday. Investigators won’t say how many they’ve linked or whether they used suspect descriptions, ballistic comparisons or other means to link them. Police discussed […]
By Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune Ale Asylum entered the world of Belgian India pale ales gingerly. Otto Dilba, one of the Madison, Wisconsin, brewery’s founders, had never tasted the hybrid style of Belgian-style yeast and bold hops, but he was intrigued. His co-founder, Dean Coffey, didn’t want to make the beer at all. “Dean is a […]