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Snow blankets Athens, Greek islands and Turkey's Istanbul

Jan. 24, 2022 16:34 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A severe snowstorm disrupted road and air traffic Monday in the Greek capital of Athens and in neighboring Turkey's largest city of Istanbul, while snow blanketed most of Turkey and Greece, including several Aegean islands. The Greek government declared a...

EXPLAINER: Why are oil prices high, and any relief in sight?

Jan. 24, 2022 12:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone who's bought food, paid rent or looked for a used car recently has come up against the billowing inflation that has engulfed the U.S. economy. And, with surging oil prices keeping gasoline high, so has anyone who’s filled up a car. Energy...

Tennessee launches pothole plan after winter storms

Jan. 24, 2022 04:13 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee transportation officials are launching a plan to use all available staff to patch potholes carved out by back-to-back winter storms. The state Department of Transportation said crews will be patching the potholes over the coming days and weeks,...

Trooper injured when rear-ended during traffic stop on I-39

Jan. 23, 2022 15:44 PM EST

POYNETTE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper was injured after his vehicle was rear-ended by motorist in an SUV on Interstate 39 near Poynette Sunday morning, authorities said. The trooper's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The crash occurred around 11...

`Dreadhead Cowboy' pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge

Jan. 22, 2022 13:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A man known as the “Dreadhead Cowboy” has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in connection with a rush-hour horseback ride he took along Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway in 2020. Adam Hollingsworth pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated animal cruelty and was sentenced...

Police officer dies after being struck by wrong-way driver

Jan. 21, 2022 20:08 PM EST

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A police officer riding his police motorcycle to work was killed Friday after being struck by a drunk man driving the wrong way on a Sacramento highway, officials said. Officer Ty Lenehan, a six-year veteran of the Elk Grove Police Department, was riding...

Investigators: Woman walking in Omaha street fatally hit

Jan. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman who was walking the traffic lanes of a busy Omaha street late at night died after being hit by a car, authorities said. The crash happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday on Maple Street near the intersection of 95th Street, television station WOWT reported....

Lake-effect snowfall closes schools in northwest Indiana

Jan. 21, 2022 07:47 AM EST

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — College campuses and schools in northwestern Indiana closed Thursday after a winter storm dumped several inches of lake-effect snow on parts of the region. Closings included Ivy Tech Community College campuses in in Michigan City and LaPorte, Purdue...

Oklahoma Highway Patrol chase ends with a fatal shooting

Jan. 20, 2022 18:31 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 39-year-old man suspected of shooting at cars on a Tulsa, Oklahoma, interstate was shot dead after an early morning Oklahoma Highway Patrol chase Thursday, the patrol said. According to a patrol statement, a motorist was reported shooting from his vehicle at...

The Carolinas and Virginia brace for blast of ice, snow

Jan. 20, 2022 16:34 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Carolinas and Virginia were bracing for more winter weather on Thursday, with officials urging drivers to stay off potentially icy roads and schools canceling classes in coastal areas that don't frequently see frozen precipitation. The governors of North...