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  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors. Like many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings on the eastern outskirts of Caracas, Faraiz has come to...

  • CSX 1Q profit falls 14 pct as weather slows rails

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Harsh winter weather slowed CSX railroad and contributed to a 14 percent drop in first-quarter profit, even as freight volume grew modestly. On Tuesday, the railroad based in Jacksonville, Fla., reported net income of $398 million, or 40 cents per share, in the quarter...

  • Ice affecting Mackinac Island ferry service

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A ferry company that serves Mackinac Island says the start of service this year will be affected by ice. The Petoskey News-Review and MLive.com report that Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry is waiting to see how ice-breaking work goes before posting a schedule. The...

  • Democrats shift from climate 'change' to 'adaptation' to woo Republicans

    What's in a name? If it's climate change, it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation." Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans cause climate change largely by burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. But...

  • Harsh winter damages Michigan's fruit trees, vines

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's heavy snowfall and bitter cold winter have damaged some fruit trees and vineyards, according to a leading state farm group. The late thaw is finally allowing fruit farmers to assess damage from the cold and heavy snow, the Michigan Farm Bureau said in a...

  • Md. meteorologist always had head in the clouds

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — WeatherBug meteorologist James West keeps track of the weather all year long, but what you may not know is that he lives in Frederick with his wife, his two daughters and two cats. What's his favorite weather season? Autumn. That's when the dog days of summer have faded...

  • Better weather may have lifted job growth in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring went into a deep freeze this winter as harsh weather slowed the economy. A warmer March has raised a key question for Friday's monthly jobs report: Did hiring rebound in March along with the temperatures? Most economists think it did. But some of the pickup in hiring...

  • Montgomery, Prince George's snow waiver granted

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland education officials have granted two counties' requests for a waiver of snow days. The state this week granted Montgomery County's request for a waiver of four snow days with a plan to make up two school days. The waiver was approved with a plan to hold classes...

  • US defense weather satellite launched

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. military weather satellite was successfully launched into orbit early Thursday, the Air Force said. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the 19th Defense Meteorological Satellite Program spacecraft blasted off at 7:46 a.m. PDT and...

  • Few problems along roads as rain turns to snow

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland State Highway Administration says it saw few problems on the roads as rain turned to snow and sleet. The National Weather Service received snowfall report around the region Sunday ranging from traces to nearly 9 inches in Manchester in Carroll County. Highway...

  • Colorado River begins flooding Mexican delta

    LOS ALGODONES, Mexico (AP) — Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta in northwest Mexico, the result of a landmark bi-national agreement being celebrated Thursday. The gush of water in Mexico is an effort to revive the last 70-mile stretch of the river into the Sea of...

  • Search for plane suspended due to bad weather

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search operations for possible debris from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane were suspended Thursday due to bad weather, Australian officials said, after the latest satellite images revealed 122 objects floating in the turbulent Indian Ocean. The Australian Maritime...

  • VIDEO: Hobby Lobby demonstrators brave the D.C. snow

    The Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments Tuesday in the case Hobby Lobby brought against the Affordable Care Act. People on both sides of the argument braved the elements to have their voices heard.

  • Avalanche kills 2 skiers at Sochi resort

    MOSCOW (AP) — An avalanche killed two skiers on Sunday at the Russian mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics the day after it opened to the public, the resort said. Six skiers were on the middle section of Labirint run when the avalanche struck, the Roza Khutor resort said in a...

  • Winter wipes out Va., W.Va., Md. snow budgets

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The harsh winter busted the highway snow removal budgets in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, challenging those states to pay the bills without siphoning too much money from warm-weather maintenance to the detriment of the motoring public. Highway officials say they...



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