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  • East Coast readies for ‘Frankenstorm’ monster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call “Frankenstorm” is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are …


  • Eastern utilities brace for expected super storm

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Utilities and governments along the East Coast are working to head off long-term power failures as forecasters predict a major storm to hit a region already …


  • Obama gets briefing on Hurricane Sandy

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Barack Obama has been briefed on Hurricane Sandy and the White House is urging people in the storm’s path to listen to local …


  • Watches, warnings for Sandy along Florida coast

    MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters have issued tropical storm warnings and watches for parts of the southeastern coast of Florida and Keys ahead of Hurricane Sandy that is pounding Jamaica. Forecasters …


  • Northern Calif. walloped by early wintry weather

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A storm from the Gulf of Alaska stalled for a second day over Northern California, blanketing mountains with snow, spawning a tornado near the state capital …


  • Tropical Storm Sandy forms south of Jamaica

    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Sandy developed south of Jamaica on Monday, becoming the 18th named storm of a busy Atlantic season that has seen only two hurricanes make landfall. …


  • Tropical depression forms south of Jamaica

    MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression formed south of Jamaica on Monday and forecasters say it will likely strengthen into Tropical Storm Sandy later in the day. The National Hurricane …


  • Dust storm shuts down interstate in northern Okla.

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate Thursday, forcing police to shut down part of …


  • Overnight storms swat Southeast; 7 hurt in Miss.

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least four tornadoes were part of the storm system that raked northern and central Mississippi on Wednesday night …


  • Overnight storms swat Southeast; 4 hurt in Miss.

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A line of severe storms packing strong winds and possible tornadoes swept across the Southeast overnight, injuring four people in Mississippi, downing power lines and trees …


  • Hurricane Paul weakens to Caty 2 storm in Pacific

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Paul has weakened to a Category 2 storm in the eastern Pacific but is still swirling near Mexico’s western coast. The National Hurricane Center …


  • Nadine dissolves in Atlantic short of record

    MIAMI (AP) — The cyclone formerly known as Tropical Storm Nadine has dissolved after meandering for more than 21 days, falling short of the all-time Atlantic Ocean longevity record. The …


  • Katrina victims take on hurricane tour operators

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city’s Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed …


  • Nadine among top 5 longest-lasting tropical storms

    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Nadine formed more than 20 days ago and has become among the top five longest-lasting cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean. National Hurricane Center forecasters said …


  • Corps left off the hook for Katrina flooding

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A surprise ruling by a federal appeals court that lets the Army Corps of Engineers off the hook for paying compensation for Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic flooding …


  • Intense systems of thunderstorm soak Southwest

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Wild summer thunderstorms slammed parts of the Southwest, stranding residents in Navajo Nation in their homes in northern Arizona and leaving an already squalid mobile …


  • Storms cause flooding in Nev., Southern Calif.

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intense thunderstorms drenched parts of the Southwest on Tuesday, delaying flights and stranding motorists in the Las Vegas area and flooding two mobile home parks in …


  • Ranchers cope with herd losses from Isaac’s floods

    CITRUS LANDS, La. (AP) — In August, ranchlands spreading across the boot of Louisiana were dotted with hundreds of cows and calves grazing on a smorgasbord of marsh grasses. But …


  • Salton Sea eyed as culprit of big stink in Calif.

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Regional air quality officials in Southern California on Tuesday were awaiting an analysis of air samples as they tried to determine the source of a …


  • A look at tornadoes that have hit major cities

    Two tornadoes touched down at the edge of New York City on Saturday. No serious injuries were reported. Once exceedingly rare in New York, tornadoes have occurred with regularity in …


  • NYC cleans up from 2 twisters after Eastern storms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in New York City, darkened tens of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area and flooded New England streets turned …


  • 2 tornadoes strike in NYC; no injuries reported

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two tornadoes struck the outer edges of New York City on Saturday, hurling debris into the air and knocking out power but causing no serious injuries …


  • 2 tornadoes strike in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two tornadoes struck New York City on Saturday, one swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood and the second, stronger twister hit moments …


  • 2 tornados strike in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service says a second, stronger tornado touched down in Brooklyn moments after the first hit a beachside area in Queens. The second tornado …


  • UN: Haiti sees wee rise in cholera after TS Isaac

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti says it has seen a “slight rise” in the number of cholera cases following the recent passage of Tropical …


  • Family, truck driver die in storms in NE Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fierce thunderstorms with strong winds tore through Oklahoma, killing a truck driver and a family whose mobile home was flipped into a creek. One storm rolled …


  • Tornado strikes beachfront neighborhood in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, knocking out power …


  • Possible tornado hits beachfront NYC neighborhood

    NEW YORK (AP) — A possible tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, knocking out …


  • Infant, 3 others killed in northeast Okla. storms

    NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — Four people, including a young child, were killed when strong winds accompanying severe thunderstorms blew through northeastern Oklahoma, authorities said. Two adults and a child were …


  • Remnant of Hurricane Isaac lurks in Gulf of Mexico

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If a well-traveled remnant of last week’s Hurricane Isaac becomes a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico, it would be a rare but not unprecedented …

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