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The Latest: Wintry weather interrupts schools in US

Nov. 15, 2018 11:52 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather hitting the U.S. (all times local): 11:50 a.m. About a dozen school districts in New Jersey and districts in Connecticut have decided to send students home early as rain, sleet and snow pebble the East Coast. Hundreds of schools in the central U.S. closed...

Early snowstorm closes eastern Missouri schools, businesses

Nov. 15, 2018 10:43 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snow arrived early in eastern Missouri this year, forcing hundreds of schools and many businesses to close Thursday and causing numerous traffic accidents. The snowstorm moved into the region Wednesday night and had dumped 4-6 inches (10-15 centimeters) of powder by 8 a.m., the St....

Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east

Nov. 15, 2018 10:40 AM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. The wintry weather moved eastward Thursday, bringing a mix of rain and snow to Ohio, New Jersey and...

The Latest: Dead identified in bus crash near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local): 6 p.m. A Mississippi official is identifying two women killed in a tour bus crash on an icy road near Memphis, Tennessee. DeSoto County Coroner Joshua Pounders says the dead are 70-year-old Betty Russell and 61-year-old Cynthia Hardin,...

Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy road near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 8:44 PM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest. The National Weather Service says snow and ice...

Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain

Nov. 14, 2018 1:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Humans helped make recent devastating U.S. hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find. Hurricane Harvey snagged on the skyscrapers of Houston, causing it to slow and dump more rain than it normally would, one study found. The city's massive amounts of paving had an even...

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 10:16 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

MacIntyre, Buffaloes try to weather storm of losing streak

Nov. 13, 2018 5:26 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre carried a framed picture under his arm as he entered the room. His art work: A buffalo walking into a storm. His message: That's the way his team feels at the moment. The Buffaloes have dropped five straight after a 5-0 start. They've been besieged by...

The Latest: Gillum angry about emailed votes, Trump tweet

Nov. 12, 2018 8:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has expressed outrage that some voters in hurricane-ravaged Bay County had been allowed to vote by email against state rules. Gillum spoke Monday...

Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

Nov. 8, 2018 5:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, didn't tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm, according...