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Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it. Several routes to...

The Latest: Flood warning for California river cancelled

Feb. 15, 2019 10:05 PM EST

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 7 p.m. Authorities have cancelled a flood warning for a Northern California community where a river fed by a fierce storm rose above flood stage. The National Weather Service issued the warning for an area near Guerneville...

Treacherous driving in Missouri before another winter blast

Feb. 15, 2019 5:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another winter blast hit Missouri on Friday, causing more than 100 accidents, closing schools and leaving highway experts to warn motorists to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. Several sections of Interstate 70 between Kansas City and Columbia were particularly treacherous....

Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

Feb. 14, 2019 10:44 PM EST

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. At least two people died as the powerful system...

The Latest: Paddleboarder dies in storm-swollen channel

Feb. 14, 2019 10:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The storm pounding California may have claimed a second life. Authorities in Escondido, northeast of San Diego, recovered the body Thursday of a man who witnesses say had been paddle-boarding down the surging current in a...

New storm brings more rain and snow to the West

Feb. 13, 2019 8:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars. The tempest, aimed at California and southern Oregon and barreling toward Nevada, was feeding on a deep plume of moisture...

Trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid amid protests

Feb. 12, 2019 6:34 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders began Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests and the possibility of an early general election being called in the country. The defendants are being tried on rebellion and other charges stemming from their roles in...

Ex-Christie staffer to appeal bridge case to Supreme Court

Feb. 12, 2019 2:10 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime staffer to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal her conviction in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to recently filed court papers. Lawyers for Bridget Kelly notified a judge last week she will petition the...

The Latest: Washington state braces for more now

Feb. 11, 2019 11:53 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in the United States (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Schools and universities closed across Washington state and the Legislature cancelled all hearings Monday as the Northwest dealt with snow and ice and prepared for more as a series of winter storms socked the...

Firefighters ditch ambulance to rescue patient on icy road

Feb. 11, 2019 10:30 AM EST

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters in suburban St. Louis gave up on using an ambulance after roads became dangerously icy and instead used a stretcher to walk a patient about a mile to a hospital. KSDK-TV reports that Maryland Heights Firefighter Shaylor Taetz rushed to Interstate 270 with his...