February 18, 2014 |
KIEV, Ukraine - The 3-month-old uprising against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flared to a deadly crescendo Tuesday with antigovernment protesters setting fire to the ruling party headquarters and security forces storming their tent camp in what officials labeled "an anti-terror operation. " The Interior Ministry reported that at least nine people were killed: two police officers, an official of the ruling Party of Regions and six protesters. Opposition lawmaker Oleksandra Kuzhel said the death toll had grown to 15 after security forces moved against the encampment with stun grenades and water cannons.
February 15, 2014 |
A storm warning has been issued for space, where a "cannibal" coronal mass ejection grabbed the attention of space-weather watchers. The sun -- at a peak of activity in the 11-year solar cycle -- hurled a pair of CMEs that reached Earth early Saturday morning, Pacific time. The ejections, as NASA's Alex Young says, "are a huge release of solar material, billions of tons, and magnetic field. " Upon reaching Earth, they can wreak havoc with our power grid -- and, on the bright side, create gorgeous auroras.
February 13, 2014 |
NEW YORK - The sixth storm of a long, exhausting winter paralyzed residents up and down the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday as millions struggled with nasty commutes, widespread power outages, government closures, canceled flights and icy messes. More than a foot of snow fell in areas of Connecticut, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey one day after the storm battered much of the South. In a winter that has crushed many snowfall records, the latest storm heaved more grief onto shoulders weary of the relentless cycle of digging out and preparing anew.
February 12, 2014 |
DURHAM, N.C. - A crippling winter storm had much of the Deep South caked in a dangerous armor of ice and snow Wednesday evening, leaving motorists trapped in snowy traffic gridlock, forcing thousands of flight cancellations and cutting power to hundreds of thousands. In North Carolina, sections of five major interstate highways were gridlocked, and motorists were abandoning their cars - scenes that appeared to repeat the traffic debacle that gripped Atlanta last week when thousands of cars were left on snow-slick roads.
February 9, 2014 |
Darren Collison's job when Chris Paul sat out 18 games because of a separated right shoulder was to help the Clippers stay the course without their All-Star point guard. Collison did, leaving Clippers Coach Doc Rivers to say they "weathered the storm" with Paul down. Paul was back in the starting lineup Sunday night against the Philadelphia 76ers and Collison was back playing with the second unit. "DC was the key," Rivers said. "He logged a lot of minutes. Some of the things that he was doing well for us he couldn't do anymore.
February 7, 2014 |
Utility workers struggled Friday to continue repairing downed power lines, but hundreds of thousands of people remained without electricity two days after a major storm swept through Pennsylvania and Maryland. More than a foot of snow fell in many areas of the Northeast in the second of two snowstorms this week. On Friday, biting cold moved through the mid-Atlantic region, complicating repair work. Utility companies reported more than 325,000 customers without power in Pennsylvania, along with about 50,000 in Maryland.