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  • Travelers wait in line to board a flight at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. A winter storm system that hit parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas swept toward the densely populated East Coast on Tuesday, threatening to disrupt the plans of travelers ahead of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Wall Of Storms Threatens To Upend Holiday Travel

    CHICAGO (AP) — A wall of storms packing ice, sleet and rain could upend holiday travel plans as millions of Americans take to the roads, skies and rails Wednesday for Thanksgiving.
    So far, the deadly storms barreling into the mid-Atlantic and […]

  • William Witters, of Valparaiso, Ind., waits for a ride in a wheelchair after passing through security at Chicago Midway International Airport on Tuesday, Nov., 26, 2013. Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to book earlier flights Tuesday to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast with a messy mix of snow, rain and wind that threatened to snarl one of the busiest travel days of the year(AP Photo/Vyto Starinskas)

    Rain And Snow Threaten To Snarl Holiday Travel

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to book earlier flights Tuesday to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast with a messy mix of snow, rain and wind that threatened to snarl one of the busiest […]

  • Crews spray deicing solution onto an American Airlines 737 before departure at Dallas-Fort Worth International airport, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Winter weather has caused travel disruptions throughout the area including the cancellation and delays of hundreds of flights. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    Storm ToThreaten Holiday Travel, Moving East

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A winter storm that hit parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas was expected to be worse, but with temperatures creeping above freezing the outcome was less dramatic than forecasters had feared.
    Still, the severe weather could ramp […]

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  • Troy Peoples, center, and Amenia Evernz, right, pass the time watching TV after their flight to Washington state was delayed by two hours due to winter weather at Dallas-Fort Worth International airport, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Winter weather has caused travel disruptions throughout the area including the cancelation and delays of hundreds of flights. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    Travelers Cast Wary Eye As Storm Moves Eastward

     
    DALLAS (AP) — A winter storm blamed for at least 11 fatal accidents in the West, Texas and Arkansas threatens to dampen the Thanksgiving holiday for millions of Americans traveling this week.
    Nearly 300 American Airlines and American Eagle flights were […]

  • A Kansas City Chiefs fan watches during the final minutes of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chargers won the game 41-38. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Arkansas Braces For Blast Of Wintery Storm

    An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Monday as it trudged eastward […]

  • Icicles formed on a photinia bush after the first round of winter weather moved through Tarrant county, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. A second, stronger round of freezing precipitation is expected to hit north Texas Sunday night and Monday morning. (AP Photo/Star-Telegram, David Kent)

    Wintry Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Travels

    A large storm already blamed for at least eight deaths in the West slogged through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and other parts of the Southwest on Sunday, leading to hundreds of flight cancellations as it slowly churned east ahead of […]

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  • This image provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department shows a traffic accident in the San Bernardino Mountains in California. The rain throughout the West led to flooding in San Bernardino County, where five homeless people were trapped by water and had to be rescued from the Santa Ana River, fire officials told the San Bernardino County Sun. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Fire Department)

    Powerful Storm System Blasts U.S. West; 8 Killed

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– A powerful storm system that has caused hundreds of accidents across the Western U.S. has marched eastward with predictions of widespread snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds.
    The fierce weather has caused at least eight deaths and prompted advisories […]

  • Relatives of Rolando Palermo check cadaver bags containing the remains of typhoon victims along a road in Tacloban city, hoping to find his body Friday Nov. 22, 2013, two weeks after the typhoon struck in central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons to make a landfall this year, battered central Philippines Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction. The relatives failed to locate his remains.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippine Typhoon Death Toll Rises Above 5,000

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, although recovery efforts are beginning to take hold, Philippine officials said Friday.
    Interior Secretary Mar Roxas […]

  • VIDEO: China Oil Pipeline Explosion Kills Dozens

    VIDEO: China Oil Pipeline Explosion Kills Dozens

    At least 35 people have been confirmed dead while more than 150 are injured after an underground oil pipeline exploded in China Friday.

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  • In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry fire fighters and rescuers work at the crash site of a Russian passenger airliner near Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan republic, about 720 kilometers (450 miles) east of Moscow, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. A Russian passenger airliner crashed Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the city of Kazan, killing all people aboard, officials said. The Boeing 737 belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed an hour after taking off from Moscow. There were no immediate indications of the cause. (AP Photo/Russian Emergency Situations Ministry)

    Russian Investigators Seek Clues On Plane Crash

    MOSCOW — Russian investigators on Monday combed through the charred fragments of a Boeing 737 jetliner as they tried to determine what caused its crash that killed all 50 people on board.
    The plane belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed Sunday while […]

  • Washington, Ill., firefighters stand in the middle of Devonshire Street on the North side of Washington, Ill., after a tornado leveled at least fifty homes, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. High winds that followed the tornado are causing danger as homeowners and emergency workers try to search homes.  (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, Steve Smedley)

    Tornadoes, Damaging Storms Sweep Across Midwest

    WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least five people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.
    Illinois took the brunt of […]

  • An old woman survivor walks past toppled cars outside a church at typhoon-hit Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Church Services Held In Typhoon-Shattered City

    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Hours after the storm hit the Philippines, Father Amadero Alvero was on the streets, sprinkling holy water over the dead and praying for them. His first, a woman, lay face down amid piles of rubble just […]

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  • VIDEO: International Aid Comes To Devastated Philippines

    VIDEO: International Aid Comes To Devastated Philippines

    The relief response in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan is now a “full-court” international effort, according to American Gen. Paul Kennedy.

  • VIDEO: Filipino Survivor Recounts Typhoon’s Arrival

    VIDEO: Filipino Survivor Recounts Typhoon’s Arrival

    Antonino Guanda describes what it was like when Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban, where hundreds of people were killed in the storm’s onslaught. Mr. Guanda says he believes his missing wife, daughter, grandson and sister are among those who survived.

  • Typhoon survivors jostle to get a chance to board a C-130 military transport plane Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Tacloban, central Philippines. Thousands of typhoon survivors swarmed the airport on Tuesday seeking a flight out, but only a few hundred made it, leaving behind a shattered, rain-lashed city short of food and water and littered with countless bodies.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    2 Planes, 3,000 People: Misery In Typhoon-Hit City

    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — When two Philippine Air Force C-130s arrived at the typhoon-wrecked airport here just after dawn Tuesday, more than 3,000 people who had camped out hoping to escape the devastation surged onto the tarmac past a broken […]

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  • A survivor walks beside a ship that was washed ashore hitting makeshift houses near an oil depot in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Authorities said at least 2 million people in 41 provinces had been affected by Friday's typhoon Haiyan and at least 23,000 houses had been damaged or destroyed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    U.S. Aircraft Carrier Heads To Philippines

    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — A United States aircraft carrier was steaming toward the typhoon-ravaged eastern Philippines on Tuesday to add muscle to relief efforts that have yet to fully begin four days after the disaster.
    The USS George Washington was expected […]

  • Children hold signs asking for help and food along the highway, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon town in Cebu Province, central Philippines November 11, 2013. 
Credit: REUTERS/Charlie Saceda

    Philippine Storm Survivors Beg For Help And Supplies

    TACLOBAN, Philippines  – Desperate survivors of one of the most powerful storms ever recorded begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine in the central Philippines four days after an estimated 10,000 people were killed by a Typhoon […]

  • A ship lies on top of damaged homes after it was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortages of food and water and no electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province. Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction and scores of people dead. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Typhoon Deaths Climb Into Thousands In Philippines

    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Corpses hung from trees, were scattered on sidewalks or buried in flattened buildings – some of the thousands believed killed in one Philippine city alone by ferocious Typhoon Haiyan that washed away homes and buildings with […]

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  • A large boat sits on top of destroyed homes after it was washed ashore by strong waves caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine provinces Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and hundreds of people dead.    (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Philippine Typhoon Death Toll Could Top 10,000

    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — As many as 10,000 people are believed to have died in one Philippine city alone when one of the worst storms on record sent giant sea waves, washing away homes, schools and airport buildings, officials said […]

  • Tacloban Airport is covered by debris after powerful Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, in Leyte province in central Philippines, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Rescuers in the central Philippines counted at least 100 people dead and many more injured Saturday, a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes with massive storm surges. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Typhoon Slams Philippines; High Death Toll Feared

    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as horrified residents spoke of storm surges as high as trees and authorities […]

  • VIDEO: New Hammerhead Shark Discovered Near South Carolina

    VIDEO: New Hammerhead Shark Discovered Near South Carolina

    A new type of hammerhead shark was discovered off the coast of South Carolina. The new species has 10 fewer vertebrae than a scalloped hammerhead.

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  • A house is engulfed by the storm surge brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit Legazpi city, Albay province Friday Nov.8, 2013 about 520 kilometers ( 325 miles) south of Manila, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides, knocking out power in one entire province and cutting communications in the country's central region of island provinces. (AP Photo/Nelson Salting)

    One Of World’s Strongest Storms Hits Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines — One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the […]

  • FILE - In this April 11, 2013, file photo, a home in the process of being raised is seen in the Broad Channel section of Queens, New York. A bipartisan group of House members and senators is pressing legislation to delay for four years changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Lawmakers Push To Delay Huge Flood Insurance Hikes

    WASHINGTON  — A bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.
    The move comes […]

  • In early morning darkness, workers prepare heavy machinery for the day as rebuilding work continues on the beach area of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. A large Sandy-related fire on the boardwalk in September has slowed progress in the area. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Sandy Survivors Mourn, Celebrate On Anniversary

    NEW YORK  — There was much to mourn and much to celebrate on Tuesday as survivors of Superstorm Sandy reflected on the storm a year later.
    Mothers sang “Happy Birthday” to their 1-year-old babies who were rescued from darkened hospitals at […]

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This file photo shows a building of Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant damaged in the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

    Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant Undamaged After Quake

    TOKYO – The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima (Reuters) nuclear plant said on Saturday there was no damage or spike in radiation levels at the station after a large earthquake struck in the ocean east ofJapan, triggering a small tsunami.
    There were no […]

  • Map locates where a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;

    7.3-Magnitude Quake Rocks Japan; No Damage Reports

    TOKYO (AP) — An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck early Saturday off Japan’s east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said, triggering small tsunamis but causing no apparent damage.
    Japan’s meteorological agency said the quake was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.0 […]

  • Raymond Becomes Major Hurricane As It Nears Mexico

    Raymond Becomes Major Hurricane As It Nears Mexico

    MEXICO CITY  — Hurricane Raymond strengthened to a Category 3 storm early Monday and threatened to hurl heavy new rains onto a sodden region of Mexico’s Pacific Coast already devastated by last month’s Tropical Storm Manuel.
    The U.S. National Hurricane Center […]

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  • People ride along a street on a smoggy day in Daqing, Heilongjiang province, October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

    China Smog Emergency Shuts City Of 11 Million People

    BEIJING – Choking smog all but shut down one of northeastern China’s largest cities on Monday, forcing schools to suspended classes, snarling traffic and closing the airport, in the country’s first major air pollution crisis of the winter.
    An index measuring […]

  • VIDEO: Sydney Faces Worst Wildfires in 10 Years

    VIDEO: Sydney Faces Worst Wildfires in 10 Years

    Wildfires around Sydney have destroyed more than 100 properties and forced the closure of one of the region’s airports. The WSJ’s James Glynn tells Enda Curran why the worst isn’t over.

  • Typhoon, Mudslides Kill 17 In Japan; 50 Missing

    Typhoon, Mudslides Kill 17 In Japan; 50 Missing

    TOKYO  — A typhoon caused deadly mudslides that buried people and destroyed homes on a Japanese island Wednesday before sweeping up the Pacific coast, grounding hundreds of flights and disrupting Tokyo’s transportation during the morning rush. At least 17 deaths […]

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  • Earthquake Kills At Least 67 In Central Philippines

    Earthquake Kills At Least 67 In Central Philippines

    CEBU CITY, Philippines  – A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 struck islands popular with tourists in the Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least 67 people, some as they prayed in a centuries-old church, and causing widespread damage to infrastructure, officials said.
    Low-rise […]

  • Rhonda Etienne of Davant,La., holds her niece Nevaeh Etienne, three months, in an evacuation shelter in Belle Chasse, La., in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. The East Bank of Plaquemines Parish has been under a mandatory evacuation, which has been downgraded to a voluntary evacuation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Louisiana Coast Readies For Tropical Storm Karen

     
    NEW ORLEANS  — Tropical Storm Karen stalled off the Louisiana coast Saturday night as a weakened system that still threatened to bring strong wind and heavy rain to vulnerable low-lying areas.
    The National Weather Service said Saturday evening that the storm […]

  • Chad Hoffman clears snow from the entrance to his apartment building in Rapid City, S.D,,  Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.  South Dakota emergency agencies are asking snowmobile operators in the Rapid City area to help find motorists stranded by an autumn storm. The National Weather Service says the storm dumped at least three and a half feet of wet, heavy snow in the Black Hills. Rapid City had 21 inches, but 31 inches was recorded just a mile southwest of the city. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Chris Huber)

    Heavy Snows Hit Great Plains

    The weather is so bad in the Great Plains that even plow trucks are getting stuck.
    Heavy snow, strong rain, hail storms and tornadoes hit the region in the last few days, cutting power and stranding drivers while causing at least […]

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  • This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows Tropical Storm Karen in the Gulf of Mexico tracking northward with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. A low pressure system is tracking across the central United States with showers and thunderstorms into the Mid West. Areas of showers extend into the Great Lakes.  (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

    Karen Continues Its Move Toward Northern Gulf Cost

    BRAITHWAITE, La. — Tropical Storm Karen continued chugging toward the northern Gulf Coast on Saturday, with forecasters predicting rain, potential flooding and a decrease in speed later in the day.
    The National Hurricane Center reported early Saturday that Karen’s maximum sustained […]

  • Karen Weakens As It Approaches Central Gulf Coast

    Karen Weakens As It Approaches Central Gulf Coast

    BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) — Tropical Storm Karen continued losing strength Saturday as it headed toward the central Gulf Coast, but forecasters were still expecting it to bring significant rain and potential flooding to low-lying areas.
    The National Hurricane Center reported at […]

  • As Tropical Storm Karen approaches land, Gulf states are preparing for strong winds, heavy rain and potential flooding.

    Karen Threatens US During Quiet Hurricane Season

    BRAITHWAITE, La. — Pickups hauling boat trailers and flatbed trucks laden with crab traps exited vulnerable, low-lying areas of southeast Louisiana on Friday as Tropical Storm Karen headed toward the northern Gulf Coast, a late-arriving worry in what had been […]

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  • Ukrainian journalists and press photographers hold signs calling for the release of photographer Denis Sinyakov during a protest outside the Russian embassy in Kiev on September 27, 2013. A Russian court ordered two Greenpeace International activists, the contracted freelance photographer Denis Sinyakov and the expert Roman Dolgov, both Russian citizens, to be detained for two months over a protest on an Arctic oil platform, as the Netherlands called for the activists' immediate release and threatened legal action against Moscow. AFP PHOTO/SERGEI SUPINSKY        (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Netherlands Launches Legal Proceedings Against Russia Over Greenpeace Arrests

    AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands launched legal proceedings against Russia on Friday, saying it had unlawfully detained Greenpeace activists on a Dutch-registered ship for protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic.
    Two Dutch citizens were among 30 people on board the Arctic […]

  • A rock slide partially blocks a closed canyon road, which links Boulder with the mountain town of Nederland, and which is damaged in places by recent flooding, up Boulder Canyon, west of Boulder, Colo., Friday Sept. 20, 2013. With snow already dusting Colorado’s highest peaks, the state is scrambling to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding. More than 200 miles of state highways and at least 50 bridges were damaged or destroyed, not counting many more county roads. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Colorado Rock Slide: 5 Hikers Killed On Trail To Agnes Vaille

    BUENA VISTA, Colo. — Five hikers were killed by a rock slide on a trail in south-central Colorado on Monday, and another was pulled out with injuries and flown to a hospital, authorities said.
    Boulders exceeding 100 tons crashed into a […]

  • Greenpeace International Captain Peter Willcox (from USA) at the Leninsky District Court Of Murmansk.



Greenpeace International activists in court in Leninsky District Court Of Murmansk after being held for seven days following an Arctic drilling protest in Russia. The activists face possible charges of piracy, which Greenpeace insists are not valid under international law.

    Peter Willcox: Greenpeace Captain Currently Under Arrest In Russia

    Greenpeace says it is not backing down from direct actions even as Russian authorities continue to detain the captain of its Arctic Sunrise ship and 29 other activists in Murmansk, Russia, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle.
    Captain Peter Willcox, the […]

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