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A shopper walks in a rainstorm, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in New York. With people staying home as virus cases surge, Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day yet, bringing in nearly $13 billion in one day. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Gale-force winds, rain and snow lash much of northeastern US

Nov. 30, 2020 4:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gale-force winds lashed much of the northeastern U.S. on Monday, prompting tornado watches and flash-flood warnings. “Hold on to your hats!” the National Weather Service in Boston tweeted as gusts exceeding 50 mph (80 kph) and heavy rainfall bore down on a large swath of...

Storm creates ocean overwash on North Carolina coastal road

Nov. 30, 2020 3:07 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A strong low-pressure system whipped up ocean waves that forced the closure of a flood-prone highway on the North Carolina coast, officials said Monday. A photo posted by the N.C. Department of Transportation on its Facebook page showed that asphalt on N.C. Highway 12 was no longer...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EST

The Detroit News. Nov. 28, 2020 Jobless agency still failing unemployed There’s not much worse than being out of work, especially around the holidays. And for the thousands of Michiganians who are still waiting for unemployment benefits, it’s inexcusable that the state hasn’t rectified the...

Wintry blast expected to hit much of West Virginia

Nov. 30, 2020 9:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A significant blast of wintry weather is expected to hit most of West Virginia. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for portions of the northern and eastern mountains from early Tuesday to Wednesday morning with up to 7 inches of snow expected. The snow...

New school planned on North Carolina island hit by Dorian

Nov. 30, 2020 3:31 AM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — A new school is set to be built on a North Carolina barrier island that was hit by a hurricane last year, leaving the former building heavily damaged. Hurricane Dorian struck the Outer Banks’ Ocracoke Island in September 2019, sending more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water into...

Winter brings new challenges to area homeless shelters

Nov. 30, 2020 1:01 AM EST

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — GIFTS Men’s Shelter recently offered accommodations to a man who walked out of the woods along the Rock River and told staff he couldn’t stand one more night of sleeping under bare trees on the cold ground. At the House of Mercy Homeless Center, a family of five with...

Wintry weather, flooding expected in Indiana and Illinois

Nov. 29, 2020 4:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weather officials are predicting a blast of wintry weather and lakeshore flooding in parts of Indiana and Illinois and warning travelers to take precautions. The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories and watches for portions of northwestern Indiana until Tuesday...

SC city gets $1.45 million for Hurricane Florence damage

Nov. 29, 2020 10:44 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A coastal city in South Carolina is getting $1.45 million from the federal government to repair damage caused by Hurricane Florence in 2018. The U.S. Department of Commerce is awarding the grant to Georgetown to improve water infrastructure and support commercial and industrial...

Winds lessen but fire danger is high in Southern California

Nov. 28, 2020 3:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power was nearly restored for thousands of Southern California residents as strong Santa Ana winds slowly weakened, but forecasters said high fire danger will persist throughout Saturday due to the dry air and parched vegetation that could easily burn. At one point Southern California...

Rescued Kemp’s ridley sea turtles receive care at Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.  Thirty endangered sea turtles rescued from the beaches of Cape Cod are now safe in New Orleans after their Thanksgiving travel plans went awry.  They were being taken to a Louisiana rehabilitation center when bad weather and damage to a propeller grounded their plane in Chattanooga.  Wildlife experts scrambled to find overnight homes for the turtles. They were then driven to New Orleans on Thanksgiving.   (Thom Benson/Tennessee Aquarium via AP)

Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles

Nov. 28, 2020 12:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — They might have gotten there faster by walking, but at any rate, these endangered turtles had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Bad weather, a damaged propeller and an unscheduled stop in Tennessee complicated the rescue of 30 critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles...