• After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm 'outbreak'

    After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm...

    By KELLY P. KISSEL, Associated Press | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because the tornadoes that did develop were small. Storms on Tuesday brought grapefruit-sized hail in Kansas and winds near 75 mph throughout the Great Plains and Missouri River Valley. But the tornadoes that formed lacked enough of the "right" ingredients to become monster storms. "We had signals that it could be on the higher end," said Bill Bunting, the operations chief at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. "But each system is different, an

  • Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries 3 states

    Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton...

    BY JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump swept to easy victories Tuesday in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania primaries, keeping the brash billionaire on his narrow path to the GOP nomination. Hillary Clinton carried Maryland's Democratic contest, the first in what her campaign hoped would be a strong night for the former secretary of state. Votes were also being counted in Delaware and Rhode Island. Clinton hoped to emerge from Tuesday's contests on the brink of becoming the first woman nominated by a major party. She's already increasingly looking past rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator vows to stay in the race until primary voting ends in June.