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Even in Alaska, minus 59 exacts toll, chills state of mind

Jan 20, 2017

Even in Alaska, minus 59 exacts toll, chills state of mind

Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working. She owns a grocery store and the building that houses the post office in the village of Tanana, Alaska, which ranked as the coldest place in the state Wednesday. The official temperature at ...

Children among many feared dead in Italy avalanche

Jan 19, 2017

Children among many feared dead in Italy avalanche

Several children were among more than 25 people unaccounted for, feared dead, Thursday after an avalanche engulfed a mountain hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy. The national civil protection agency said the Hotel Rigopiano had suffered a direct hit by a 2-meter high wall of ...

Jan 19, 2017

Driver clocked at 146 kph in snowstorm wanted new car stereo

New Hampshire State Police say a driver clocked at 91 mph (146 kph) during a snowstorm said she was late for an appointment to have a new car stereo installed. Police say they stopped 21-year-old Anastacia Hocking, of Laconia, on Interstate 93 in Concord ...

Climate science bedeviled by 'tipping points'

| Jan 19, 2017

Climate science bedeviled by 'tipping points'

Of the many things that keep climate scientists awake at night, tipping points may be the scariest. To start with, these thresholds for deep, sometimes catastrophic change in the complex web of Earth’s natural forces, caused by man-made global warming, are largely invisible. You ...