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The Latest: Storm causes avalanche, crashes across Utah

Jan. 22, 2019 12:43 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a snowstorm in the Rockies (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A powerful winter storm has caused traffic accidents, power outages and even an avalanche in Utah. Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened Tuesday morning, a day after an avalanche closed the canyon and State Route 210....

Spain: Taxi drivers threaten to take strike to French border

Jan. 22, 2019 11:50 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Taxi drivers striking to demand tighter regulations for companies using ride-hailing apps blocked traffic for another day in Spain's two major cities on Tuesday, while threatening to take their protest to the French border. Hundreds of taxi drivers continued to block major roads in Madrid and...

Blowing snow in Colorado closes schools, highway stretches

Jan. 22, 2019 10:55 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Blowing snow and icy roads in suburban Denver and other parts of eastern Colorado have closed schools and shut down highways. Stretches of Interstate 70 were closed Tuesday, preventing travelers headed from near the Kansas border from reaching the Denver area. Winds in some places were...

Spanish taxi drivers resume protests against app services

Jan. 21, 2019 6:25 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of taxis are holding up traffic in Madrid and Barcelona as drivers continue their protests to demand tighter regulations companies using ride-hailing apps. Drivers in the Spanish capital began an open-ended strike at dawn on Monday. Their leaders said after meeting with city...

Ice glazes over swath of US as wind chills fall below zero

Jan. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some of the coldest...

Storm that carpeted Midwest with snow barrels to New England

Jan. 19, 2019 11:41 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A major winter storm that blanketed most of the Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend barreled toward New England Sunday, where it was expected to cause transportation havoc ranging from slick and clogged roads to hundreds of cancelled airline flights. The National Weather Service issued...

The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup

Jan. 19, 2019 11:00 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local): 6 p.m. A 15-vehicle crash has blocked a section of Interstate 55 in southeastern Missouri as snow from a massive winter storm swept through the area and slicked roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation...

Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from the Dakotas, across the...

Striking Greek school teachers shut down traffic in Athens

Jan. 17, 2019 9:39 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Striking school teachers and other Greek civil servants shut down central Athens for hours Thursday during a protest of new hiring criteria for teachers that were under consideration in parliament. About 3,000 people took part in the protest outside the parliament building, disrupting...

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

Jan. 16, 2019 11:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said. The man was struck on an embankment near Interstate 580 and died at the scene. The man, who was homeless, may have been "just trying to stay...