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  • Season's first snow storm hits flights, power

    Updated: 12 min ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The season's first major snowstorm lumbered into New Hampshire Wednesday, promising up to a foot of snow in some places, choking off travel plans and knocking out power to tens of thousands of people. Gov. Maggie Hassan ordered non-emergency state workers to go home by 3...

  • Traffic, police patrols expected to be higher

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Higher traffic volumes and a heavier police presence are expected on Michigan roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday period. About 1.5 million state residents are projected to travel at least 50 miles between Wednesday and Sunday — a 4 percent increase over...

  • Winter storm snarls pre-Thanksgiving travel

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm in south-central Minnesota is creating difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The Minnesota State Patrol says troopers have handled nearly 400 crashes and more than 200 spinouts statewide as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. Fifty-five...

  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. By early evening, more than...

  • Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast. Alas, the yearly Thanksgiving trek, be it across the country or across town,...

  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. By early evening, more than...

  • 9 counties that won't meet new ozone standard

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Obama administration is proposal stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The proposal calls for new ozone limits of between 65 parts per billion and 70 parts per billion, with the final level to be set next year....

  • Massachusetts sloshing through messy winter storm

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents were sloshing their way through a messy winter storm that descended on the state on the day many people take to the highways for Thanksgiving travel. The first major winter storm of the season hit the state Wednesday, bringing a sloppy mixture of rain,...

  • More than 15K without power in Maine snow storm

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 15,000 Maine homes and businesses are in the dark as snow continues to fall across the state. Central Maine Power was reporting that 15,223 customers were without power on Wednesday evening. More than 6,700 of the outages are in York County. Other counties...

  • US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left...

  • Ski season underway in sunny Southern California

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — It's just a few runs, but ski season is underway in Southern California despite drought and sunny skies. The Mountain High resort in the San Gabriel Mountains opened Tuesday and Snow Summit at Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains followed on Wednesday. The...

  • Missouri holiday travel off to semi-smooth start

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A small band of snow along a stretch of eastern Missouri briefly caused headaches for holiday drivers Wednesday, but otherwise it was smooth sailing for motorists on one of the busiest travel days of the year. At least a half-dozen semitrailers slid off Interstate 70...



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