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US to help Puerto Ricans who lost jobs after hurricanes

Jan. 23, 2019 2:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans who lost their jobs after hurricanes Maria and Irma can start applying for disaster unemployment assistance after the U.S. doubled the 26 weeks of benefits, officials announced Wednesday. The National Employment Law Project estimates that more 10,000 Puerto Ricans...

Hundreds of schools close, flights delayed amid Midwest snow

Jan. 23, 2019 2:11 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of schools are closed across the Midwest and Detroit's main airport is seeing hours-long delays as a major snowstorm crawls across the region. The National Weather Service issued weather advisories and warnings across several northern U.S. states on Wednesday, from the Dakotas to...

Elizabeth Warren pledges help during visit to Puerto Rico

Jan. 23, 2019 4:23 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief as she condemned President Donald Trump during a visit Tuesday to the island, which has become an obligatory...

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...

Storm brings more snow, ice to large part of Midwest

Jan. 22, 2019 6:56 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Snow and freezing rain has prompted officials to close the largest school districts in Nebraska and Iowa ahead of a winter storm that's threatening the Midwest with several inches of snow. The storm comes on the heels of the snow, frigid air and strong winds that hit the Northeast, where...

Giant ice disk equipped with webcam after surviving storm

Jan. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EST

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine's giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame survived the weekend winter weather that pummeled New England and now has its own webcam. The webcam in Westbrook monitors the disk that's been spinning in the Presumpscot River for more than a week and continues...

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...

The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptions

Jan. 21, 2019 8:58 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph (64 kph) have caused flight disruptions at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey warned passengers Monday evening to check their flight status before heading...

Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 7 dead

Jan. 21, 2019 8:54 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend's falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30...

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...