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Big storm hits California; chopper saves homeless and dogs

A pre-winter storm drenched California with rain and dumped nearly three feet of snow to help bolster the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack but also triggered mud flows, street flooding and …


Slick and stranded: Oregon drivers fetch cars stuck in snow

Erick Daza braved a snow-covered suburban street Thursday to pick up his girlfriend’s car, one of many that got stuck in a winter storm that brought Oregon’s largest city to …


Wind is coming to the Inland Northwest, but it won’t be like last year

Forecasters want to make this clear: The weather in the Inland Northwest this weekend won’t be nearly as destructive as last year’s November windstorm.


Hurricane Matthew: Airlines offering travel waivers because of storm

Airlines are canceling some flights to the Caribbean and even the mainland U.S. as Hurricane Matthew is expected to spin toward Florida later this week.


Dangerous Hurricane Matthew nears Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba

Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters as the Category 4 storm approached …


28 dead, 15 missing after typhoon lashes eastern China

The strongest typhoon to hit China this year has left 28 people dead and 15 others missing in the east of the country.


Hermine lingers offshore, brings rough waves, rip currents

A third death associated with Tropical Storm Hermine has been reported as the storm moves along the East Coast.


In Brief: Sock defeats Cilic, advances to 4th round

Before Jack Sock took on 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in the third round, the 23-year-old American acknowledged that, as of a couple of years ago, simply making it …


Hermine becomes a hurricane; storm surge expected in Florida

The storm bearing down on Florida’s northwest coast strengthened into Hurricane Hermine on Thursday afternoon and is on its way to becoming the first hurricane to strike Florida in 11 …


Macedonia raises storm death toll to 22; toddler missing

Macedonian authorities on Tuesday raised the death toll from a heavy storm that hit the capital Skopje over the weekend to 22, and said a 16-month-old girl remains missing.


Deadly weather system strengthens, now Tropical Storm Earl

A weather system that already has caused at least six deaths in the Dominican Republic has been designated as Tropical Storm Earl.


Family finds body of man swept away on Texas Gulf Coast

The Coast Guard says the body of a man who was swept away while trying to rescue a woman in distress has been recovered near where he disappeared on the …


In Brief: Penguins win, advance to Stanley Cup

Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game …


Tornadoes hit Plains, killing two in Oklahoma

Tornadoes swept across portions of the Plains on Monday, killing two people in Oklahoma including an elderly man who was inside a home that was torn apart by one of …


Heavy rain floods some homes on Mississippi Gulf Coast

The mayor of Gulfport, Mississippi, has declared a state of emergency because of heavy rain and widespread flooding in the largest city on the state’s Gulf Coast.


Storm threat shifts after day of hail, wind in central U.S.

Springtime storms developed in parts of the Midwest and South on Wednesday, with forecasters warning that hail and high winds would be a bigger concern than tornadoes.


School bus driver asked boy to move downed power line, police say

Police say a Pennsylvania school bus driver asked an 11-year-old student to get off the bus and move a downed, live power line.


Storms bring hail, strong winds, small tornadoes to Plains

Forecasters are warning that severe storms could bring “significant” tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail to the Great Plains on Tuesday, while severe thunderstorms and strong wind gusts are predicted for Mid-Atlantic …


Scientists predict average hurricane season, with 12 named storms

The year’s hurricane season will be near-average, with the formation of 12 named storms, including five hurricanes making landfall along the U.S. coastline or in the Caribbean, according to a …


Severe weather moves east toward Carolinas after tornadoes

Strong storms plowed through Georgia on their way to the Carolinas Friday, spawning at least one confirmed tornado, after setting off tornadoes that swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.


Deep South bracing for heavy rain, severe storms

Strong storms could spawn some tornadoes as they dump heavy rain on several states across the South through Friday, forecasters predict.


Louisiana, Mississippi officials warily watching rising river

Emergency officials in Louisiana and Mississippi were watching the rise of the Pearl River, which divides the two states Monday amid widespread flooding that has damaged thousands of homes.


Thousands in Western Washington without power as crews clear downed trees, debris

Thousands of people are still without power Monday morning a day after a fierce wind storm whipped through Western Washington.


Thousands without power after Western Washington storm

Officials say more than 10,000 customers around western Washington remained without power following blustery, rainy weather.


Over 50,000 customers without power in Western Washington

Officials say more than 50,000 customers in Seattle and around western Washington are without power due to blustery weather, downed trees and power lines.


Storm brings record rainfall, flood warnings to Northwest

A President’s Day storm brought record rainfall to the Pacific Northwest and sent rivers overflowing their banks in Western Washington on Tuesday.


Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow

The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts …


California still being battered by powerful winds

Powerful winds lashed Southern California on Monday at the tail end of a winter storm that also brought heavy rain and mountain snow.


EWU men’s basketball game with Seattle U postponed to Wednesday afternoon

Heavy winds and dangerous road conditions forced the postponement of Eastern Washington’s basketball game Tuesday night, EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said. The Eagles will play Seattle University on Wednesday. …


Alaska storm pushing cold air toward mainland US

A massive storm expected to help push Arctic air toward the lower 48 states was moving slowly east after blasting parts of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands with hurricane-force winds.