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Lake-effect snowfall closes schools in northwest Indiana

Jan. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EST

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — College campuses and schools in northwestern closed Thursday after a winter storm dumped several inches of lake-effect snow on parts of the region. Closings included Ivy Tech Community College campuses in in Michigan City and LaPorte, Purdue University...

The Carolinas and Virginia brace for blast of ice, snow

Jan. 20, 2022 14:29 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Carolinas and Virginia are bracing for more winter weather, with some schools canceling classes as state officials urged residents to prepare for the storm and stay off potentially icy roads. Forecasters predict the storm will arrive as mixed precipitation...

Germany criticizes Czech tycoon's 257 mph Autobahn ride

Jan. 19, 2022 11:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Transport Ministry has criticized a stunt that saw a Czech millionaire drive his high-powered sportscar along a public highway at speeds of up to 414 kilometers per hour (257 mph). A video posted online this month shows Radim Passer pushing his Bugatti...

Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot

Jan. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appears to be the first person to be charged with a felony in...

Ice road on large northern Minnesota lake opens for 2nd year

Jan. 17, 2022 13:27 PM EST

WARROAD, Minn. (AP) — A 37-mile ice highway in Minnesota that takes motorists across the mammoth Lake of the Woods to the northernmost point in the contiguous United States is open for the second straight year, with a toll of $250 per vehicle. The road, which costs an estimated...

Snow, ice blast through South with powerful winter storm

Jan. 16, 2022 22:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia,...

I-95 motorists in Conn. mystified by 'singing road'

Jan. 16, 2022 17:10 PM EST

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — It’s been compared to the sound of a pod of humpback whales, or the soundtrack from a horror movie. The unusual noises on a stretch of Interstate 95 in southeastern Connecticut have gotten it dubbed “the singing road" or “the singing highway,” and...

Major winter storm: South braces for big blast of snow, ice

Jan. 15, 2022 19:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasts of snow and ice as far south as Georgia have put a big part of the Southeast on an emergency preparedness footing as shoppers scoured store shelves for storm supplies and crews raced to treat highways and roads as a major winter storm approached from the Midwest. ...

Serbian environmental protesters reject lithium mining plans

Jan. 15, 2022 16:12 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Environmental protesters demanding the cancelation of plans for lithium mining in western Serbia took to the streets again Saturday, blocking key roads and for the first time a border crossing. Traffic on the Balkan nation's main north-south highway was...

Body found after fire at homeless encampment under I-70

Jan. 14, 2022 15:32 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A stretch of Interstate 70 westbound into Kansas City that closed after a fire under a bridge killed a homeless person will likely be closed until Monday, state transportation officials said. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. Thursday under an I-70 bridge...