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The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by storm

Jan. 21, 2019 4:15 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A winter storm that covered parts of the Midwest and Northeast in snow and sleet this weekend has manifested into a bitter freeze. The National Weather Service says temperatures across the Great Lakes, Ohio...

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...

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles

Jan. 19, 2019 11:13 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City following a winter storm that covered many parts of the Midwest in snow and ice. No injuries were reported on the United Airlines flight at...

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...

The Latest: Democrats offer more money for border security

Jan. 18, 2019 11:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Democrats are adding hundreds of millions of dollars to improve ports of entry from Mexico and hire more immigration judges to a batch of spending bills the House will consider next week. The move represents the...

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...

Delta says shutdown is costing $25M in January revenue

Jan. 15, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines expects to lose $25 million in revenue this month from the partial government shutdown that is also creating checkpoint delays and long lines at the airline's Atlanta hub. Delta's revenue is more than $3 billion a month, so the setback isn't huge, and airline executives say...

Egyptian denied entry to Italy jumps from parked airplane

Jan. 15, 2019 4:05 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian news agency ANSA reports that Milan's Malpensa Airport was closed temporarily after an Egyptian passenger who was not allowed into Italy jumped from a parked airplane and evaded law enforcement. ANSA said the man arrived in Milan on a direct flight from Senegal that was continuing on...

Chicken truck fire in tunnel under Atlanta airport runway

Jan. 15, 2019 8:05 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A tractor-trailer loaded with 20 tons (18 metric tons) of frozen chicken caught fire in a highway tunnel under an Atlanta airport runway, closing both runway and tunnel. WSB-TV reports that crews found both tunnel and runway in good shape, and traffic resumed Monday morning while a crew...