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The Latest: Interstate 70 in Colorado reopens after storm

Jan. 22, 2019 7:35 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a snowstorm in the Rockies (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Transportation officials have reopened a 185-mile (298-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 70 between Denver and the Kansas border that was closed because of ice and blowing snow. Amy Ford, a spokeswoman for the Colorado...

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,...

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...

Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes

Jan. 12, 2019 8:24 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor in at least five road deaths on Saturday and forced the grounds crew to scramble to clear snow from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City ahead of the NFL divisional playoff game. The storm moved into Kansas and...

Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

Jan. 8, 2019 2:23 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and increasing the risks of more deadly avalanches. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in...

California storm brings power outages, shuts down highway

Jan. 8, 2019 12:42 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Utility crews restored power to thousands of people Monday and mopped up the damage from a winter storm that swept through Northern California, as they braced for more stormy weather later this week. A new wet system is expected in the region on Tuesday night that won't be as intense...