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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...

California dries off after storms batter state for days

Jan. 18, 2019 1:18 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians were cleaning up and drying off Friday after a series of storms dumped heavy rain and snow throughout the state, caused at least six deaths and forced the rescue of more than a dozen people in rushing rivers. Road crews will be working to clear mud, debris and trees that...

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

Jan. 17, 2019 10:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness. The winter storm is forecast to unleash...

New Mexico ski resort says 2 rescued from avalanche

Jan. 17, 2019 9:04 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An avalanche rushed down a mountainside at a New Mexico ski resort on Thursday, injuring two people who were pulled from the snow after a roughly 20-minute rescue effort, a resort spokesman said. The avalanche near the highest peak of Taos Ski Valley happened around 11:30 a.m.,...

The Latest: 2 taken to hospitals after New Mexico avalanche

Jan. 17, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on an avalanche at a New Mexico ski resort (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A New Mexico ski resort says two people are being taken to hospitals after they were pulled from an avalanche near its highest summit. Chris Stagg, a spokesman for Taos Ski Valley, says no other...

The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse races

Jan. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Southern California's Santa Anita Park canceled horse racing Thursday because of stormy weather. Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco says Santa Anita has taken on 3.5 inches (89 millimeters) of rain since Monday. The track in...

US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

Jan. 17, 2019 4:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the...

Santa Anita cancels racing after heavy rain inundates track

Jan. 17, 2019 2:50 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita has canceled its eight-race card because of wet weather after 3½ inches of rain dropped on the Southern California racetrack in three days. Officials at the track in Arcadia say heavy overnight rains and more rain throughout the day Thursday made it necessary to...

Gaza zoo owner blames winter storm for lion cub deaths

Jan. 17, 2019 1:35 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The owner of a dilapidated Gaza zoo is blaming stormy weather for the death of four lion cubs. Fathi Jumaa said Thursday that he covered the cage of the day-old lions with blankets ahead of Wednesday's winter storm, but found them dead the next morning at the small zoo in the...

Road to snowed-in Austrian nuns cleared, but they stay put

Jan. 17, 2019 11:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities on Thursday cleared the road to reach 30 Catholic nuns whose Alpine convent was cut from the outside world by heavy snowfall for more than 10 days. But the nuns were staying put at the cloister, saying that they have enough food and fuel. The convent run by the "Sisters of...