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Connecticut hit hard by icing; thousands without power

Jan. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says his office is in close contact with utilities as they work to restore power to thousands of customers. Connecticut is being hit hard by icy conditions caused by freezing rain and sleet. The National Weather Service says a layer of one-half inch of ice...

Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

Jan. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, made his first visit to Basra on Sunday, promising better water and electricity services after riots swept through the impoverished city last summer. Demonstrators set fire to nearly every government building in the summer unrest and torched most...

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

Jan. 17, 2019 10:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness. The winter storm is forecast to unleash...

The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse races

Jan. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Southern California's Santa Anita Park canceled horse racing Thursday because of stormy weather. Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco says Santa Anita has taken on 3.5 inches (89 millimeters) of rain since Monday. The track in...

The Latest: Falling tree kills 1 as storm lashes California

Jan. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A storm that's lashed Northern California with rain and high winds may have killed a man in Oakland. California Highway Patrol Officer Herman Baza says a tree fell on a homeless man at an embankment near a freeway Wednesday,...

More nasty weather could complicate power restoration effort

Jan. 15, 2019 9:00 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Utility officials say it may take until Thursday to finish restoring power in the Kansas City area after last week's winter blast and forecasts for more bad weather won't help. The Kansas City Star reports that about 175,000 Kansas City Power & Light customers were without...

Storm leaves snow, ice and power outages in mid-Atlantic

Jan. 14, 2019 12:23 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — As the mid-Atlantic digs out and scrapes away ice after a winter storm, power companies are restoring service to tens of thousands of customers. PowerOutage.us reports about 41,000 customers without power in North Carolina on Monday morning. In Virginia, about 23,000 customers...

Tens of thousands remain without power after winter storm

Jan. 14, 2019 8:35 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tens of thousands remain without power and dozens of schools have canceled classes after a deadly winter blast. The storm hit the Midwest and mid-Atlantic region Friday, dumping more than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow across parts of Missouri. Authorities say at least three died...

Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain

Jan. 14, 2019 8:22 AM EST

A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. Virginia State Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle...

The Latest: Record snowfall in Illinois capital from storm

Jan. 14, 2019 3:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the weekend winter storm affecting the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Parts of central Illinois have registered record snowfalls after a winter storm struck and then lingered for much of the weekend. Springfield's State Journal-Register reports that...