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First of 3 more storms hits California as drought retreats

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and were lining up again Wednesday....

Driver clocked at 91 mph in snowstorm wanted new car stereo
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police say a driver clocked at 91 mph during a snowstorm said she was late for an appointment to have a new car stereo installed....

Rain pounds Houston as flooded roadways strand motorists
HOUSTON (AP) -- Emergency crews have made dozens of high-water rescues as thunderstorms flood streets in the Houston area and batter other parts of Texas....

Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A few states in the Midwest again are on alert for icy conditions....

Powerful Texas storm delivers damaging winds, heavy rain
DALLAS (AP) -- A powerful storm system has unleashed strong winds and torrential rains across much of Texas, knocking out power, damaging homes and flooding streets....

Central US Ice storm falls short of dire forecasts

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that some meteorologists acknowledged fell short of dire forecasts....

The Latest: 11,000 without power in Oklahoma after ice storm

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Latest on ice storms in the central U.S. (all times local):...

Latest: Chopper touring flood area spots woman in distress

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Latest on winter storms in California and Nevada (all times local):...

Weakened by drought, trees are falling in rainy California

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Drenching winter rains combined with the punishing effects of six years of drought are causing trees to topple across California, in some cases with deadly results. At least two people have been killed in the past month....

'Atmospheric rivers' weather phenomenon soaks California

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- They're called "atmospheric rivers" and they can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on California, carrying it through the air from as far away as Hawaii....
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