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Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it. Several routes to...

The Latest: Flood warning for California river cancelled

Feb. 15, 2019 10:05 PM EST

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 7 p.m. Authorities have cancelled a flood warning for a Northern California community where a river fed by a fierce storm rose above flood stage. The National Weather Service issued the warning for an area near Guerneville...

Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

Feb. 14, 2019 10:44 PM EST

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. At least two people died as the powerful system...

The Latest: Paddleboarder dies in storm-swollen channel

Feb. 14, 2019 10:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The storm pounding California may have claimed a second life. Authorities in Escondido, northeast of San Diego, recovered the body Thursday of a man who witnesses say had been paddle-boarding down the surging current in a...

10-year sentence in race-based post-Katrina shooting

Feb. 14, 2019 4:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white man who spewed racial epithets before and after a shotgun attack on three black men amid the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison. Roland Bourgeois Jr., 56, sat quietly in a wheelchair as U.S. District Judge...

The Latest: 10-year sentence in racial post-Katrina shooting

Feb. 14, 2019 3:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man for a race-based shotgun attack on three African-Americans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (all times local): 2:35 p.m. A white man who spewed racial epithets before and after a shotgun attack on three black men amid the chaotic aftermath of...

New storm brings more rain and snow to the West

Feb. 13, 2019 8:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars. The tempest, aimed at California and southern Oregon and barreling toward Nevada, was feeding on a deep plume of moisture...

High winds apparently push plane at Buffalo airport

Feb. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say high winds may have caused a United Airlines plane to hit a jet bridge at the Buffalo airport as it was departing for Newark, New Jersey. An airport spokeswoman says none of the 158 people on board Flight 1442 were hurt Wednesday morning. The accident is under...

NASA about to pull plug on Mars rover, silent for 8 months

Feb. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits. The rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades. Thick dust darkened the sky last summer and, for months, blocked...

Snow slams Northwest again and even Hawaii gets some

Feb. 11, 2019 10:15 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Schools closed across Washington state and the Legislature canceled all hearings Monday with winter snowstorms pummeling the Northwest again as a larger weather system wreaked havoc in the region and even brought snow to Hawaii. Seattle's metro area had already been hit by three snow storms...