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The Latest: At least 3 deaths in New York blamed on storm

Jan. 31, 2019 8:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a major snowstorm and frigid weather in the Midwest (all times local): 3:45 p.m. At least three deaths in western New York are being blamed on the winter storm that has dropped more than 20 inches (50 centimeters) of snow and inflicted subzero wind chills. Authorities said...

Long johns to short sleeves: Rapid thaw follows polar blast

Jan. 31, 2019 7:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In Illinois, temperatures could rise by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice jam could lead to flooding. Across the Midwest, the sudden warmth was sure to bring more broken roads and busted water mains. The polar vortex that brought many cities to a...

The Latest: University of Iowa student found dead amid cold

Jan. 30, 2019 10:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a major snowstorm and frigid weather in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. The body of a University of Iowa student has been found on the campus in Iowa City, and officials say they believe his death was weather-related. Television station KCRG reports that the body of...

Polar blast envelops Midwest, strains aging infrastructure

Jan. 30, 2019 8:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, cracking train rails, breaking water pipes and straining electrical systems with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. The deep freeze closed schools and businesses and canceled flights in the nation's third-largest...

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...

Amtrak modifies service because of winter storms

Jan. 18, 2019 8:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak is modifying service in the Northeast and Midwest because of winter storms moving through the region. The Capitol Limited, from Chicago to Washington, and the Lake Shoe Limited, from Chicago to New York, are canceled on Saturday. On Sunday, five Acela trains and six Northeast...

Commuter's 'delay scarf' bought by German train company

Jan. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf." Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-made scarf in an online auction for 7,550 euros...

Train stuck on tracks disrupts service to Atlanta airport

Jan. 16, 2019 8:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta commuter train stuck on the tracks has disrupted service to and from the world's busiest airport. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority tweeted around 9 p.m. Tuesday that the situation left regular trains unable to reach the station at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta...

Amtrak service restored in Northeast after NYC wire is fixed

Jan. 11, 2019 2:27 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak trains are back on track between New York and Connecticut after a downed power wire disrupted rail service in the Northeast for several hours. Amtrak officials say an overhead wire that powers the trains came down Friday morning near Pelham Bay in the Bronx. It was repaired...