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Stranded southwest Alaska woman dies off tundra trail

Jan. 22, 2020 11:49 AM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A southwest Alaska woman died last week after her snowmobile overturned in bitter cold temperatures. The body of Elizanna Anvil, 22, Nunapitchuk, was recovered about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) off of a main tundra trail and 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from where the snowmobile had been...

Trump OKs North Dakota disaster declaration due to storms

Jan. 21, 2020 3:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for North Dakota after an October storm dumped heavy rain and snow on a large part of the state. Gov. Doug Burgum made the request last month and announced Trump had approved it on Tuesday. Burgum's office said the rainfall...

Search crews find body of missing snowmobiler

Jan. 21, 2020 3:22 PM EST

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — Crews on Tuesday found the body of a missing snowmobiler near where a snowmobile was abandoned along the border between the towns of Swanton and Highgate, Vermont State Police said. The body of Michael Rich, 39, of Swanton, was recovered Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy will be done. Rich...

Cold air invades South, bringing below-freezing temperatures

Jan. 21, 2020 12:45 PM EST

A blast of cold air drove temperatures below freezing in many southern states. In Atlanta, the chilly weather system brought temperatures down to the mid-20s early Tuesday, prompting city officials to open a warming shelter. In the north Georgia mountains, the temperatures were even chillier: A U.S. Forest...

A woman photographs the Mediterranean sea as the waves hit the breakwater during a storm in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A winter storm lashed much of Spain for a third day Tuesday, leaving 200,000 people without electricity, schools closed and roads blocked by snow as it killed four people. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Winter storm lashes Spanish coast, leaves 4 dead, power cuts

Jan. 21, 2020 11:43 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A winter storm lashed much of Spain for a third day Tuesday, leaving 200,000 people without electricity, schools closed and roads blocked by snow as it killed four people. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants and flooding some...

2019 saw fewer passengers on Washington State Ferries

Jan. 20, 2020 10:52 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Ferries saw ridership fall 3.2% last year, held down by February’s snowstorm and ongoing waterfront construction and alternative ferry service from Kitsap Transit. The Seattle Times reports that State Ferries tallied 23.9 million passengers in 2019, down about...

A gull overflies the Mediterranean sea during strong winds in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Two people have died as storms carrying heavy snowfalls and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain on Monday. The storm has forced the closure of Alicante airport and some 30 roads in eastern region. Six provinces are on top alert. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 3 dead

Jan. 20, 2020 10:45 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Heavy snow, rain and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain on Monday, killing at least three people and prompting five provinces to go on top emergency alert. The storm forced the closure of Alicante Airport and some 30 roads in the eastern region. Some 10,000 people in and around the...

Teen snowmobiler dies in avalanche north of Salt Lake City

Jan. 19, 2020 2:13 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a teenager died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling north of Salt Lake City. Liz Sollis, a spokeswoman for the Davis County Sheriff's Office, tells the Standard-Examiner the 18-year-old was snowmobiling with his father in Farmington Canyon when the...

All but the main arteries remain impassable in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The state of emergency ordered by the City of St. John's is still in place, leaving businesses closed and vehicles off the roads in the aftermath of the major winter storm that hit the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out

Jan. 19, 2020 11:28 AM EST

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Canada's federal government was mobilizing the Armed Forces Sunday to help Newfoundland and Labrador dig out from the monster blizzard that paralyzed eastern regions of the province with record-breaking amounts of snow and as forecasts call for more. Newfoundland Premier...

Jet slides on Illinois airport's taxiway in wintry weather

Jan. 19, 2020 11:16 AM EST

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A mix of icy conditions and high wind contributed to a jet sliding along a western Illinois airport's taxiway on Saturday, officials said. No injuries were reported when a Delta jet carrying 50 passengers slid at Quad City International Airport in Moline. The jet was bound for Detroit....