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Commuters in U.S. South cope with ice after deadly stor…

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Commuters in the U.S. South grappled with frigid temperatures and slick driving conditions on Thursday after a storm dumped heavy snow across the region, whipped up winds that snapped power lines and led to the deaths of at least nine people. Schools in New Orleans, Charlotte and Atlanta and across the region canceled classes on Thursday as winter weather advisories from the National Weather Service (NWS) remained in effect from eastern Texas to Florida and north into southeast Virginia. “Motorists are urged to use extreme caution, orRead More


Commuters in U.S. South face tough trek after deadly st…

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Commuters in the U.S. South faced frigid temperatures and dangerously slick roads on Thursday after a winter storm, responsible for at least eight deaths, thrashed the region with heavy snow and winds that snapped power lines. Schools in New Orleans, Charlotte and Atlanta and across the region canceled classes on Thursday as winter weather advisories from the National Weather Service (NWS) remained in effect from eastern Texas to Florida and north into southeast Virginia. “Motorists are urged to use extreme caution, or avoid travel if possible,” theRead More


Eye Opener: Bitter cold follows deadly winter storm

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U.S. South commuters face tough trek after deadly storm

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Commuters in the U.S. South face frigid temperatures and dangerously slick roads on Thursday after a deadly winter storm thrashed the region with heavy snow and winds that snapped power lines. Schools in New Orleans, Charlotte and Atlanta and across the region canceled classes on Thursday as winter weather advisories from the National Weather Service (NWS) remained in effect from eastern Texas to Florida and north into southeast Virginia. “Motorists are urged to use extreme caution, or avoid travel if possible,” the NWS said in an advisory,Read More


Deadly winter storm coats the Deep South in ice, causes…

Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 6:46 PM EST GREENSBORO, N.C. — The ice and snow storm that blanketed the South is now blamed for at least five deaths. The storm is making travel dangerous, if not impossible.  More than 1,700 flights have been cancelled and tens of thousands of homes and businesses have lost power. From Texas to the Carolinas, there were hundreds of car crashes as people tried to navigate the treacherous roads.  At least one county in Georgia has taken the unusual step of issuing a mandatory curfewRead More


Navy files criminal charges in connection with deadly s…

The USS Fitzgerald sits in a dry dock in Yokosuka, Japan, to continue repairs and assess damage sustained from its June 17, 2017, collision with a merchant vessel. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/ Navy) Five Navy officers involved in deadly ship collisions that killed a combined 17 sailors last year will face a variety of criminal charges, including negligent homicide, the service announced Tuesday night. The individuals include Cmdr. Bryce Benson and Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, the former captains of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain,Read More


Suit targets California utilities over deadly mudslides

CHRISTOPHER WEBER LOS ANGELES –  Two utilities were sued Tuesday for the widespread destruction from last week’s deadly mudslides that were caused when hillsides ravaged by California’s largest-ever wildfire let loose in heavy rain. An amended negligence lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court added the Montecito Water District to the suit that originally targeted only Southern California Edison. The litigation was brought by three people injured or related to someone hurt, plus a business damaged in flash floods that devastated the coastal town of Montecito. At least twentyRead More


Deadly blowfish guts sold at grocery; Japanese city off…

Katherine Lam The deadly parts of a Blowfish, called fugu in Japanese, were accidentally sold in a supermarket in Japan.  (Reuters) A potentially deadly mistake has left officials in a Japanese city urging residents to avoid eating blowfish. Officials of Gamagori, in the Aichi Prefecture along the coastline of central Japan, warned residents to toss fugu, known as blowfish or pufferfish, bought at a local supermarket after parts of the fish containing deadly toxins were sold, Japanese Times reported. Five packages with the fish’s liver, which contains the potentially lethalRead More


Japanese city on alert for deadly fugu blowfish

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fugu – the Russian roulette of dining? A Japanese city has broadcast emergency warnings to prevent people consuming blowfish, after potentially deadly portions were mistakenly sold. A local supermarket in Gamagori city sold five packets of fugu fish without removing the livers, which contain poison. Three have been found but two remain missing. The delicacy is so poisonous that the smallest mistake in its preparation can be fatal. Each year there are several cases of fugu poisoning in the country, but not all are lethal.Read More


American charged over deadly ‘swatting’ raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Barriss was extradited from his LA home to Kansas to face charges An American suspected of making a prank call that led to a fatal shooting has been charged with manslaughter. Tyler Barriss, of Los Angeles, is alleged to have called police in Kansas falsely claiming he was armed and had taken hostages at a home in Wichita. Armed police responded and shot dead the home’s unarmed resident, Andrew Finch, while investigating. Mr Barriss is thought to have made the prank call following aRead More