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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Late Night Roundup: ‘Here We Go Again’

David Letterman looked at how Jeb Bush is already mangling important words in the same way his brother did.

February 20, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: Vaccines Getting Their Shot

Larry Wilmore highlighted the ultimate ‘First World Problem’: Vaccine deniers.

January 28, 2015

Alaska’s Record-Warm Year In 2014 Worries Observers

Climate change has some Alaskans deeply worried about the future.

January 7, 2015

Blizzard-Weary Americans Brave More Snow As Eight Die

Get the latest on the extreme weather in western New York.

November 20, 2014

Winter Takes A Parting Shot At U.S. Northeast

Washington (AFP) – The unusually grim winter in the U.S. northeast showed no sign of relenting Monday, after Washington D.C. and nearby states were blanketed by some of the heaviest snows of the season. Just three days before the arrival of spring, the US capital was hit by about a half-foot (more than 15 centimeters) […]

March 17, 2014

Falling Ice Shows New Yorkers A Dangerous Downside Of Warmer Weather

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — East Coast residents sick of a long, snowy winter reveled in warmer temperatures that reached 45 degrees in some areas — until they realized the sky was falling. Well, not the sky, precisely, but it may have seemed that way: Chunks of ice that had accumulated […]

February 19, 2014

Wretched Winter Grips Northeast; Huge Pennsylvania Turnpike Pileup

WASHINGTON — Mother Nature had scant love for the eastern part of the United States on Valentine’s Day, continuing a streak of miserable and deadly weather that has turned much of the nation into a snowy, icy mess and caused a major pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. On Friday, one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike […]

February 14, 2014

Heavy Snow After Dry Weeks Unleashes Avalanche Fury In West

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — More than 24 hours after a 1,000-foot-long avalanche killed two in their party, a pair of severely injured backcountry skiers from Washington were plucked from the slopes of the Wallowas in Eastern Oregon on Wednesday. During a frustrating, snowy day with low visibility, volunteers on snowmobiles, rescue crews […]

February 13, 2014

Nine Die, Power Outages Spread As ‘Paralyzing’ Storm Engulfs South

By David Zucchino and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times DURHAM, N.C. — Much of the South found itself in the nastiness of a winter storm Wednesday, with needle-like freezing rain, growing piles of snow and biting temperatures that turned roads into a slippery mess, cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people and grounded […]

February 13, 2014

‘Snowmaggedon’ Takes Aim At Winter-Weary U.S. East

Washington (AFP) – A major storm blowing in heavy snow and ice gripped large swaths of the winter-weary United States early on Thursday, leaving a dozen people dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes. Thousands of travelers were stranded as flights, including at major air hubs in Atlanta and New York, […]

February 13, 2014

Treacherous New Storm Targets Snow-Weary U.S.

Chicago (AFP) – The eastern U.S., in the grips of one of the most brutal winters in recent memory, braced Wednesday for what forecasters warned could be the worst broadside yet — a massive storm with the season’s heaviest snowfall. Treacherous snow and freezing rain began buffeting parts of the South overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, […]

February 12, 2014

U.S. Braces For Another Crippling Winter Storm

Chicago (AFP) – Grocery shelves were emptied Tuesday as the United States braced for another crippling winter storm that threatened to dump heavy snow and freezing rain from Texas to New England. The National Weather Service warned a “mammoth dome” of artic air pressure would begin to “consume” the eastern two-thirds of the country on […]

February 11, 2014

Freak Snowstorm, Cold Snap Paralyzes U.S. South

Washington (AFP) – The usually balmy U.S. South was paralyzed Wednesday by a freak snowstorm that forced thousands of children to shelter in schools overnight and left thousands of motorists stranded on icy roads. Schools were closed Wednesday in towns and cities across the region, as authorities struggled to shake off Tuesday’s unusual snowfall and […]

January 30, 2014