- Drought across West could create perfect storm fire season Updated: May-04-15 9:38 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Drought and weather conditions across the West could create ideal conditions for simultaneous wildfires and make it tougher for Nevada to get out-of-state aid, fire officials said.
- IOC president Bach visits cyclone-hit facilities on Vanuatu Updated: May-04-15 9:05 pm
- Trailer fire kills 3 women from family; 4 relatives escape Updated: May-04-15 8:37 pm
COATESVILLE, Pennsylvania - A fire in a mobile home killed three women from the same family on Monday, but four other relatives escaped, authorities said.
- Huge waves in California lure bodysurfers, crowds to beaches Updated: May-04-15 8:27 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.
- Weather Service reports brush fires across Vermont Updated: May-04-15 5:56 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Officials say fire warnings for much of the Northeast are scheduled to expire, but the fire danger still remains.
- Q&A: A look at the big waves pounding California beaches Updated: May-04-15 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES - Big waves have been lashing Southern California, attracting surfers and thousands of gawkers to south-facing beaches.
- Tornado, hail reported in southeast Nebraska Updated: May-04-15 12:01 pm
BEATRICE, Nebraska - Two tornado sightings have been reported in southeast Nebraska but remain unconfirmed.
- Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May Updated: May-04-15 10:34 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Skiers and snowboarders at Vermont's Sugarbush resort have spent the morning on the slopes and played golf in the afternoon - testament to the abundance of snow that extended the season at many northern New England ski areas.
- Survey: States spent $1B-plus to clear winter snow and ice Updated: May-04-15 10:11 am
BOSTON - Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, forcing state transportation agencies to spend more than $1 billion to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.
- Thunderstorms to pound New Mexico late Monday Updated: May-04-15 9:13 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The National Weather Service is warning that thunderstorms are expected Monday afternoon and overnight across New Mexico, with the best chance for severe storms and flooding occurring in the southeastern corner.
- Nonstop flights boost Lakefront Airport expansion plans Updated: May-04-15 7:20 am
NEW ORLEANS - Southern Airways is bringing back nonstop flights between New Orleans' smaller airport and both Memphis, Tennessee, and Destin, Florida.
- Brush fire risk high in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania Updated: May-04-15 6:16 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Temperatures in the 80s will make winter a distant memory. But the warmer weather comes with some risks.
- Fort Knox to show off energy independence at ceremony Updated: May-04-15 5:05 am
FORT KNOX, Kentucky - Fort Knox will display its ability to operate without external power during a ceremony this week, an achievement expected to save the post $8 million a year and prompted by a crippling ice storm a few years ago.
- State officials urge safety as more motorcycles hit the road Updated: May-04-15 5:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - May is national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and state officials are urging all drivers to share the road. The Governor's Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are warning that more motorcycles will be out as the weather gets warmer.
- News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT Updated: May-04-15 3:04 am
BOSTON - Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.
- More NOAA drones planned for Atlantic hurricane season Updated: May-04-15 2:49 am
MIAMI - Scientists are planning to send more drones flying into hurricanes that develop during the upcoming Atlantic storm season.
- Sunny weather attracts crowd to Spokane Bloomsday race Updated: May-03-15 6:28 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Sunny skies attracted a crowd of people to participate in Spokane's 39th annual Bloomsday run.
- Arizona wineries fear decline in grapes after cold snap Updated: May-03-15 6:04 pm
ELGIN, Arizona - Freezing temperatures may put a chill on this season's grape harvest for several southern Arizona wineries.
- Troubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warnings Updated: May-03-15 12:44 pm
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, four years ago say they must put away their "nerd-speak" and find better ways to communicate if the public is going to react appropriately when bad weather approaches.
- Swiss rail route blocked by landslide after heavy rain Updated: May-03-15 10:28 am
BERLIN - A major railway route in Switzerland has been blocked by a landslide following persistent rain that has swollen rivers in much of the Alpine country.
- Flagstaff seeks solutions to winter snow-recreation traffic Updated: May-02-15 5:47 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The traffic problems that come with being Arizona's go-to ski destination are getting harder to deal with, Flagstaff officials said.
- The Latest: Flay fires up winner in Derby undercard race Updated: May-02-15 3:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - 2:38 p.m.
- A historic change in governance for a New Orleans school Updated: May-02-15 10:41 am
NEW ORLEANS - Symbolically, it is one of the most important things to happen to public education in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit nearly 10 years ago - and if it goes smoothly, hardly anyone should notice.
- Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May Updated: May-02-15 10:03 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Skiers and snowboarders at Vermont's Sugarbush resort right now can spend the morning on the slopes and play golf in the afternoon - testament to the abundance of snow that extended the season at many northern New England ski areas.
- Letter: Hoboken Superstorm Sandy aid investigation closed Updated: May-01-15 8:04 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Federal authorities have closed an investigation into whether Gov. Chris Christie's administration threatened to withhold Superstorm Sandy relief money from Hoboken for political reasons.