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Dominic Tamerlano, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., walks down a street, Thursday, Jan 18, 2018. Colder than normal temperatures greeted South Floridians Thursday morning. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 1:29 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The deep freeze that shut down much of the South began to relent Thursday as crews salted and cleared roads after a slow-moving storm left ice and snow in places that usually enjoy mild winters. At least 15 people died in accidents and frigid weather. Even after the storm blew...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:40 pm
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park recorded its busiest year in 2017 — the fourth consecutive year of record attendance. According to the National Park Service, the western Wyoming park had more than 4.9 million visits last year, a 3 percent increase from the prior year. Officials say...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 16, 2017 file photo, the Theewaterskloof Dam, a key source of water supply to Cape Town, South Africa, is shown at low levels. The city announced new water restrictions Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 to combat the drought, saying it was looking more likely that it will have to turn off most taps on "Day Zero," or April 21. Mayor Patricia de Lille said 60 percent of residents are "callously" using more than the current limit and that the city will fine households that use too much water. (AP Photo/Halden Krog, File)
January 18, 2018 - 11:46 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town announced new water restrictions Thursday to combat drought, saying it was looking more likely that it will have to turn off most taps on "Day Zero," or April 21. Mayor Patricia de Lille said 60 percent of residents are "callously" using more...
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Rescue workers are busy at the site where a car was hit by a falling tree during a storm in Moers, western Germany, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The driver was seriously injured in the accident. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 9:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a storm affecting parts of Europe (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A falling tree has killed a 59-year-old man at a camping site near the Dutch-German border as a gusty storm lashed parts of Europe. The German news agency dpa reported that police said the man died...
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A man walks through steam venting from a building in the cold weather in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 17, 2018 - 8:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather. At least 10 people died, including a baby in a car...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a partially submerged car in a canal in Metairie, La., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Authorities said an 8-month-old baby in the car was killed. Investigators believe the driver lost control on an icy overpass and plunged into the canal. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 4:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The winter storm has blanketed North Carolina's largest cities with snow, forcing school cancellations, causing hundreds of crashes and leaving thousands in the dark. The National Weather Service...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel will continue promote his home state of North Dakota. North Dakota's tourism agency announced Wednesday in Bismarck that the star of several "Transformers" movies will be paid $365,000 to be the face of the state's tourism campaign for the next two...
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An activist of the "ZAD" movement (Zone to Defend) sprays champagne while celebrating with others after French PM announced the government's official decision to abandon the airport project, in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, outside the city of Nantes, western France, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says that the government has decided against building an airport in western France that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests and he told protesters occupying the site that they must leave. (AP Photo/Mathieu Pattier)
January 17, 2018 - 11:52 am
PARIS (AP) — France will abandon plans to build a new airport in the west, the prime minister announced Wednesday, ordering the activists who have been protesting the project for nearly a decade to leave their makeshift settlement and unblock nearby roads. Despite their long-sought political...
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This undated image provided by the Mairie de Bayeux (Bayeux city hall), Normandy, France, shows a section from the Bayeux tapestry. French officials are considering loaning the historic 70-meter-long Bayeux Tapestry to Britain for the first time. (Stéphane Maurice/Mairie de Bayeux via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 11:50 am
PARIS (AP) — French officials plan to loan the historic Bayeux Tapestry to Britain, allowing the 11th-century artwork depicting the conquest of England to leave France for the first time in centuries. The mayor of the Normandy town of Bayeux, Patrick Gomont, said Wednesday that the loan is about...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:08 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has reinstated a ban on women buying alcohol and being employed in places where the drinks are produced and sold, saying it's in line with the country's cultural values, a senior official said Wednesday. The decision came nearly a week after the...
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