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Police chief stripped of duties disrobes, walks into storm

February 19, 2020

CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — The police chief in a New Hampshire town took it literally when he was stripped of his duties at a local board meeting, disrobing to his underwear and walking out into a snowstorm.Richard Lee has been chief in the small town of...

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

By PAN PYLAS | February 15, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain.The fourth...

Bitter cold in Midwest, Northeast to ease during weekend

February 14, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures persisted from the Northern Plains to parts of the Great Lakes and northern New England, with schools in some Upper Midwest communities canceling classes for a second day Friday.The National Weather Service...

Ferocious storm in Europe kills 8, causes travel disruptions

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | February 11, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Ferocious winds, with gusts over 200 kph (125 mph), lashed Corsica and whipped up a forest fire that flared overnight on the French Mediterranean island on Tuesday, after a storm with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains battered northern...

Fierce storm causes deaths, damage and delays across Europe

By FRANK JORDANS and PAN PYLAS | February 10, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A storm battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, killing at least seven people and causing severe travel disruptions as it moved eastward across the continent Monday and bore down on Germany.After striking Britain and...

Rescues by chopper, front loader as flood hits northwest US

By GILLIAN FLACCUS | February 7, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents in the foothills of the towering Blue Mountains in rural northeast Oregon were plucked from their flooded homes by helicopter and others rode to safety in the bucket of a front-end loader as relentless rain and melting...

Bad weather moves into Eastern states; 5 dead in South

By REBECCA REYNOLDS YONKER | February 7, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Extreme wind gusts, blowing snow and widespread flooding made traveling treacherous on Friday as a storm system moved into the northeastern United States, leaving rising water and at least five deaths in its wake across the South.More...

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

By JAY REEVES | February 6, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and injured several more across a dozen states. Rescue crews repeatedly pulled people from cars that got...

Snowfall blankets Texas, Oklahoma; Deep South to see storms

By CEDAR ATTANASIO | February 6, 2020

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A powerful winter storm in the central United States dropped snow as far south as El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday while areas of the Deep South had severe weather through the night, including tornadoes and torrential rains.Winter...

Man dies in snow-trapped car in Serbia amid bad weather

By JOVANA GEC | February 6, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An elderly man has died in his snow-trapped car in Serbia, while blizzards and strong winds left villages and roads blocked during a spate of bad weather in central and eastern Europe.Serbian police said Thursday they found the...

At least 2 die as bad weather batters Eastern Europe

February 5, 2020

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — At least two people died Wednesday in central and eastern Europe as strong winds, heavy rain and snow battered the region.In Slovakia, a bus stop was overturned by the winds in the western town of Myjava, killing...