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A blizzard packing winds of 50 mph or more reduced visibility to near zero at the intersections of Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Interstate 94 was shut down from Fargo to Bismarck, N.D., and Interstate 29 was closed from Grand Forks, N.D., to Sioux Falls, S.D. No travel was advised on secondary roads in states within the blizzard warning, which included parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. (Jim Monk/KFGO Radio, Fargo via AP)

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

Jan. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains created travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports in Chicago and...

Heavy snow due as sprawling storm spreads across New York

Jan. 18, 2020 2:59 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A sprawling winter storm that canceled flights and coated roads across much of the country was expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of New York state starting Saturday. Snow was falling from Buffalo to New York City on Saturday afternoon as the storm tracked across the...

Jorge Hernandez, of Milwaukee, tries to cover his face from the cold while walking along West Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. While snow is expected Friday, breezy and cold conditions return on Sunday and Monday, with wind chills of minus 10 to minus 15 Fahrenheit across the region, according to the National Weather Service office in Sullivan. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Jan. 17, 2020 11:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport for hours Friday night due to a sprawling winter storm, which forced the closure of schools, universities and government offices as it moved across large sections of the Midwest. The FAA lifted the...

Heavy traffic is seen on Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Hundreds of flights were canceled as a winter storm hits the city during evening commute Friday, creating a sloppy rush hour. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Heavy snow forces ground stop at O'Hare, snarls air traffic

Jan. 17, 2020 11:14 PM EST

A winter storm that swept across northern Illinois forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights Friday at Chicago’s two major airports and prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to halt operations at O’Hare International Airport late Friday The FAA attributed the ground stop due to the snow...

Flights, classes, events canceled as snow storm rakes Iowa

Jan. 17, 2020 1:52 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A winter storm that dropped several inches of snow and sleet and brought high winds across Iowa lead to the cancellation of classes, activities and services across the state Friday. About half of flights from the Des Moines International Airport, where more than 4 inches of snow...

Wrong-way crash kills 1 in road tunnel serving Vegas airport

Jan. 17, 2020 8:43 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fatal wrong-way crash in a road tunnel providing access to passenger terminals at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas caused major traffic delays Friday morning, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. A male driver was killed and impairment was suspected in the crash that occurred in...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo workers walk near a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Southwest Airlines said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, that it has taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule until early June and is dropping more than 8% of its planned flights as a result. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Southwest joins rivals in again delaying Boeing jet's return

Jan. 16, 2020 2:56 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday it has taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule until early June and is dropping more than 8% of its planned flights as a result. With the moves, Southwest joined rivals in acknowledging that the plane won't be ready before the start of the peak...

Clouds of volcanic ash rise up from damaged trees in Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Taal volcano is spewing lava half a mile high and trembling with earthquakes constantly as thousands of people flee villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

Jan. 14, 2020 3:38 PM EST

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. Government work was suspended and schools...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Boeing 737 Max jets sit parked in Renton, Wash. American Airlines said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, that it is removing the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule for two more months and canceling nearly 20,000 flights through early June, an acknowledgment of the ongoing uncertainty over when the grounded plane will fly again. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Max crisis: Boeing airplane orders plunge to a 16-year low

Jan. 14, 2020 2:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing orders and deliveries of new jetliners plunged last year as the company struggled with the worldwide grounding of the 737 Max, which had been its best-selling plane. Gross orders fell to their lowest mark in 16 years, and that tells only part of the story. Boeing reported more...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, Nielsen Company CEO David Calhoun, center, watches progress as he waits for the company's IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Calhoun took over Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, as Boeing's third CEO in the last five years, following the firing last month of Dennis Muilenburg. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

New Boeing CEO inherits crisis created under his predecessor

Jan. 13, 2020 7:57 PM EST

Changing CEOs was the easy part. Now it's up to Boeing's new leader to deal with a crisis caused by two crashes and the grounding of the company's best-selling plane. David Calhoun took over Monday as Boeing's third CEO in the last five years, following the firing last month of Dennis Muilenburg. Calhoun will...