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This Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian walking outside their tents at a displaced people camp near Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria. A military offensive on an opposition-controlled region of northwestern Syria has created one of the worst catastrophes for civilians in the country's long-running war, sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing, many of them sleeping in open fields and under trees in freezing temperatures. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Freezing weather compounds crisis for displaced in Syria

Feb. 15, 2020 12:34 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A military offensive on an opposition-controlled region of northwestern Syria has created one of the worst catastrophes for civilians in the country's long-running war, sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing, many of them sleeping in open fields and under trees in freezing...

A runner wears the cold on his face while running along West River Parkway hills Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, near downtown Minneapolis, with temperatures hovering near minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chills. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Brrrr! Arctic front brings dangerous wind chills to Midwest

Feb. 13, 2020 7:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Students stayed home from school Thursday and several businesses were closed in parts of the upper Midwest as arctic air pushed wind chill readings to dangerously low temperatures. A wind chill warning was in effect for northeastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota, with wind chill...

Arctic chill over Nebraska, Iowa may have claimed victim

Feb. 13, 2020 1:05 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arctic cold front that descended upon eastern Nebraska and most of Iowa may have claimed an elderly victim. Omaha police said in a news release that officers found the body of an 80-year-old man a little before 5:40 a.m. Thursday in a street not far from an assisted living center...

Crawfish season in Louisiana is off to a hot start

Feb. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2020 crawfish season is off to a strong start, with reports of prices that are half what they were a year ago and two to three times the supply. In Bucktown, the hub of seafood markets in Jefferson Parish by Lake Pontchartrain, Clint St. Philip, manager of Captain Sid’s...

Winds knock out power for thousands in western Washington

Feb. 7, 2020 10:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of Puget Sound Energy customers lost power as a cold front moved through western Washington Friday evening. Nearly 30,000 customers were experiencing power outages at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, according to Puget Sound Energy. The National Weather Service said wind gusts of 40-50...

Warmer weather could be better for Nebraska sandhill cranes

Feb. 7, 2020 9:37 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sandhill crane watchers are getting ready for a new season in central Nebraska after a prolonged cold spell and flooding last year that kept some people from seeing them in person. Everything is on track this year for the Crane Trust to open as scheduled on March 1, said Chuck Cooper,...

An Uber/Lyft car drives past the remains of a fallen tree in the Hollywood hills in Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, after it was blown down by high winds. A cold front with damaging winds caused scattered power outages in Southern California on Monday and sent temperatures plunging from springlike levels just a few days earlier. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Cold front brings damaging winds to Southern California

Feb. 3, 2020 4:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cold front with damaging winds caused scattered power outages in Southern California on Monday and sent temperatures plunging from springlike levels just a few days earlier. A 747 cargo plane taking off from Los Angeles International Airport was damaged when it struck a trash bin that...

Powerful winds cause outages, damages in southern Nevada

Feb. 3, 2020 12:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas area could see more powerful winds Monday from a cold front that left thousands without power over weekend. The National Weather Service said parts of southern Nevada could see gusts anywhere from between 50 miles (80 kph) and 70 mph (113 kph) before mid-day. A high wind...