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  • Troubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warnings

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — 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. There once was...

  • The Latest on Nepal: 109 foreigners still missing; 57 died

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    09:20 p.m. (1535 GMT) Nepal's Tourist Police say 109 foreigners are still unaccounted for, including 12 Russians and nine Americans. A total of 57 have been killed, including 40 Indians, and another 52 are injured. — Binaj Gurubacharya, Kathmandu, Nepal ___ 4:20 p.m. (1035 GMT) Rescuers...

  • Swiss rail route blocked by landslide after heavy rain

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — 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. Switzerland's national railway said the line between the capital of Bern and the city of Fribourg, part of the country's main...

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters, researchers to begin annual spring experiment Monday in Norman

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Beginning this week, weather researchers and forecasters from across the country will be packed into a room at the National Weather Center for a month-long series of experiments in Norman.

  • The Latest on Nepal: Diarrhea fears in worst-hit quake areas

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    10:10 a.m. (0425 GMT) Nepal's health secretary says there have been reports of people being hit by diarrhea in several districts in remote mountain villages worst-hit by the April 25 earthquake. However, he says there is no epidemic yet and authorities hope to bring it under control. Health...

  • The Latest: Keep black cats away from Baffert

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — 9:45 p.m. And now, on to the Preakness for Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah, but trainer Bob Baffert could do without any black cats around the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Baffert has a thing about black cats. He goes out of his way to avoid...

  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — 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. Sugarbush is one of more than half dozen...

  • A historic change in governance for a New Orleans school


    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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. Governance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School in the Lower 9th...

  • Editorials from around New England


    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Rutland Herald (Vt.), April 30, 2015 Sen. Bernard Sanders will announce today that he plans to run for president. He is the first candidate to take on Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary,...

  • Oklahoma state briefs for May 2, 2015

    Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Oklahoma state briefs for May 2, 2015

  • Letter: Hoboken Superstorm Sandy aid investigation closed

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — 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. The information was disclosed in a letter from the U.S. Attorney's Office to lawyers...

  • Obama declares disaster from severe Kentucky storms

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in parts of Kentucky affected by severe winter storms. The White House said disaster declarations were signed Thursday and Friday, ordering federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by...


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