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Author: 0 Massive storm upends east coast and flight schedules

Boston (which is seeing flooding from the rising tide) and ME could see accumulations of anywhere from 12-18 inches, and then the digging out shall begin. High: teens, wind chill 0-10 below. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker warned residents of the risky conditions to come. But not only the Northeast states will see frigid temperatures on Thursday.

Worldwide Swift Winter Storm Unleashes Snow and Snarls Travel in NY
Author: 0 Swift Winter Storm Unleashes Snow and Snarls Travel in NY

Friday for Suffolk County , with total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches and winds gusting as high as 55 miles per hour; these factors could cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. They include the Delmarva Peninsula, which includes parts of Delaware, Virginia and Maryland; coastal New Jersey; eastern Long Island, New York; and coastal eastern New England.

Worldwide Rat on Plane Cancels Alaska Airlines Flight From Oakland to Portland
Author: 0 Rat on Plane Cancels Alaska Airlines Flight From Oakland to Portland

The rat is believed to have jumped on board when passengers were deplaning from the previous flight from Portland . Alaska Airlines Flight 915 was scheduled to depart Oakland at 9:15 a.m. Dozens of flights were canceled across the Southeast on Wednesday, according to FlightAware. VerSteeg provided a tell-all look via Reddit at the lonely, handsome flight, which only had one flight attendant - who, yes, still gave the safety spiel for her audience of one.

Worldwide Florida Fish & Wildlife Rescue Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles, Manatees During Cold Weather
Author: 0 Florida Fish & Wildlife Rescue Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles, Manatees During Cold Weather

The National Park Service is encouraging people who see "cold stunned" sea turtles on the beach to report them. The last time something like this happened was in 2010 when Gulf World took in almost 1,800 stunned sea turtles. But it's not all bad news, with some animals enjoying the colder climate. "We're experiencing a cold stun event in St. Joseph Bay". "The wildlife in New England has survived cold winters for thousands of years", Marion Larson, education chief at the Massachusetts ...

Worldwide 4 cops killed in IED blast set off by terrorists in J&K
Author: 0 4 cops killed in IED blast set off by terrorists in J&K

They were on patrol when the improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Sopore, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the main city of Srinagar . While three policemen died on the spot, the fourth, who was seriously injured in the blast, succumbed to the injuries later.

Worldwide Bomb cyclone has America's east coast in deep freeze
Author: 0 Bomb cyclone has America's east coast in deep freeze

A bomb cyclone , or its more scientific name bombogenesis, is a weather phenomenon. "This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters", the NOAA said. And the icy, snowing, frigid conditions making life miserable for many are about to get worse. Forecasters believe the effects could resemble a winter hurricane.

Worldwide State Dept. official: We are not pursuing regime change in Iran
Author: 0 State Dept. official: We are not pursuing regime change in Iran

Police disperse protesters with water cannons and make some arrests. Despite a billion dollars released to Iran by the United States, inflation is worsening and unemployment remains high among young people. The official said the United States would also seek condemnation of Iran at The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The authorities have produced no evidence of any USA role in the demonstrations, which have lacked a unifying leader.

Worldwide Tillerson: I've 'Never Questioned' Trump's Mental Fitness
Author: 0 Tillerson: I've 'Never Questioned' Trump's Mental Fitness

Tough military action against North Korea remains an option if diplomatic efforts fail to end its pursuit of nuclear weapons, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told CNN Friday. Asked whether the president had given him any indication that he wants him to step down, Tillerson said: "None whatsoever". The aim is still to achieve the "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", Tillerson said.

Worldwide Mega Millions numbers drawn with $450 million on the line
Author: 0 Mega Millions numbers drawn with $450 million on the line

The current jackpot is the nation's 8th largest lottery prize ever. If there's no victor for Saturday night's drawing, the next estimated jackpot for Powerball will be $725 million.This is still fifth-largest jackpot in Powerball history and the seventh-largest jackpot in US lottery history.

Worldwide President Trump's border wall coming to Laredo?
Author: 0 President Trump's border wall coming to Laredo?

The remaining $15 billion would cover technology, personnel and readiness, the document says. The document does not specify where the extended wall should be built. The fiscal year 2017 omnibus budget package passed by Congress last year required a comprehensive plan from CBP on securing the border, which was due in August but had not been delivered before Thursday.

Worldwide California pulls ad critics said promoted pot use
Author: 0 California pulls ad critics said promoted pot use

Another California law that went into effect January 1 bans lighting up or snacking on any marijuana products while driving or riding as a passenger in a vehicle. And if it is in an open container, it would have to be locked away in a place like the trunk", California Highway Patrol Sgt. Oscar Chavez told Capital Public Radio in December 2017.

Worldwide Warrantless phone, laptop searches at the USA border hit record levels
Author: 0 Warrantless phone, laptop searches at the USA border hit record levels

US Customs and Border Protection said in a press release that the bust took place on Saturday at Arizona's Port of Lukeville on the US-Mexico border. That more intense search now requires the approval of a supervisor and "reasonable suspicion of activity in violation" of the law or "a national security concern", such as a person's presence on a terror watch list.

Worldwide US Northeast digs out of blizzard as brutal cold bears down
Author: 0 US Northeast digs out of blizzard as brutal cold bears down

Many East Coast communities ordered drivers to stay off the roads and closed schools on Friday . American Airlines Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. "If you do not need to be on the roads, don't be on the roads", de Blasio said. But even the city is admitting between the snow and extreme cold this week, clearing and de-icing the streets will be a challenge.

Worldwide Weekend Open Forum: You win the lottery - what happens next?
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More than $1 billion in lottery jackpots are up for grabs this weekend as Mega Millions and Powerball have both gone without a victor since late October. The largest Powerball jackpot ever recorded was $1.586 billion in a win last January. Four North Carolina players have won the jackpot since 2006. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot was in 2012, when three winners split $656 million.

Worldwide Chelsea 'want Diego Simeone this summer'
Author: 0 Chelsea 'want Diego Simeone this summer'

The 48-year-old Italian gaffer, who will have one year remaining on his contract come the summer, penned a new contract at Chelsea but did not extend its length. With Atletico having moved into their new stadium and their squad looking like it is about to break up, it seems that Simeone and the club's bosses believe this summer could be the ideal time for a amicable parting of ways.

Worldwide Fire officials warn about what not to do if your pipes freeze
Author: 0 Fire officials warn about what not to do if your pipes freeze

If the water is moving, it won't freeze. With a few simple steps, you can avoid leaky and burst pipes . It typically is located where the water line comes into the basement or crawl space from the street. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing, being sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.