Gwyneth Paltrow testifies in a civil trial that she 'froze' in 2016 skiing crash at a Utah resort

Gwyneth Paltrow, the award-winning actress facing a civil trial for a 2016 skiing crash at a Utah resort, testified that she “froze” when a man allegedly skied directly into her back, causing them to collapse to the ground as their skis tangled together. Paltrow testified on Friday that the collision forced her legs apart as she felt someone from behind her. “I was skiing, and two skis came between my skis, forcing my legs apart. And then there was a body pressing against me. And there was a v

At least 26 dead after tornado-spawning storms roll through Southeast. One town is 'gone,' mayor says

At least 26 people were killed and dozens injured after powerful storms and at least one tornado pummeled the Southeast on Friday night, ripping roofs off homes, nearly leveling some neighborhoods and knocking out power for thousands, officials said. President Joe Biden spoke with officials after the deadly tornadoes and said he is “praying for those who have lost loved ones in the devastating tornadoes in Mississippi and for those whose loved ones are missing.” Biden also pledged to “focus ou

Minnesota nuclear power plant to shut down Friday to repair leak of water containing radioactive compound

Roughly four months after a nuclear power plant in central Minnesota experienced a water leak containing a radioactive compound, the operator said it will shut down the facility beginning Friday to conduct repairs of a new leak “immediately.” The operator of the plant, Xcel Energy, said in a news release Thursday that the leak – near the Mississippi River – is confined to the facility. Monitoring equipment determined earlier this week that a small amount of the leaking water has begun reaching

Millions under the threat of strong tornadoes and flash flooding Friday

A strong storm system Friday will bring the potential for severe weather to 30 million people from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the lower Ohio Valley. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado emergency – the highest level of tornado warning – for Rolling Fork and Anguilla in Mississippi. Rolling Fork is in western Mississippi, about 55 miles northwest of Jackson. “At 8:06 PM CDT, a confirmed large and destructive tornado was located over Rolling Fork, moving northeast at 50 mph,” t

Denver Public Schools to temporarily suspend its ban on armed guards in schools after shooting at East High School

One day after two faculty members were shot and wounded by a student at a Denver high school, the local school board voted unanimously to temporarily suspend its nearly two-year-old ban on armed guards and police officers in its schools. “Based on the emergency situation presented by the events of March 22, 2023, the Board of Education will hereby suspend (the ban on armed officers) through June 30, 2023,” stated the motion approved by the board Thursday. School district Superintendent Alex Ma

'We shocked the world': March Madness delivers series of upsets to bust all men's brackets

Only the first round has concluded, and already March Madness has delivered some major upsets. So far, No.1 seed Purdue University, No.2 seed Arizona Wildcats and No.4 seed Virginia Cavaliers have been unceremoniously dumped out of the tournament, succumbing to 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson, No.15 seed Princeton Tigers and 13th-seeded Furman Paladins respectively. Fairleigh Dickinson’s 63-58 victory over Purdue was just the second time in NCAA men’s tournament history that a No.16 seed defeated

No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson defeats No. 1 seed Purdue in historic March Madness upset

Fairleigh Dickinson University achieved a feat on Friday that has only been done once before. The Knights, who are a 16-seed, upset No. 1 seed Purdue University 63-58 to advance to the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Down three points with less than ten seconds left, Purdue heaved up a three-point shot but missed the opportunity to tie. The Knights then made two free throws at the opposite end. This is the second time in NCAA men’s tournament history that a No. 16 seed d

California faces persistent flooding over the weekend after rounds of deadly storms

Forceful flooding that washed away roads and sent residents across parts of northern and central California fleeing their homes is expected to continue Saturday and through the weekend as more rain arrives. But Saturday is not projected to bring the torrential walls of rain that battered communities Friday, which saw bridges collapse, roads split open and caused thousands of power outages. At least two people have died as a result of the storms, officials said. “Overall the environmental ingr

2 dead, nearly 10,000 under evacuation orders as California floods intensify

At least two people have died as the result of the ongoing storms inundating California, and nearly 10,000 residents are under evacuation orders, officials said, as intense flooding threatens several coastal counties. The powerful storms have delivered heavy rainfall across the central and northern parts of the state, prompting the Weather Prediction Center to issue a Level 4 of 4 warning of excessive rainfall in the area. Meanwhile, the state of emergency declaration requested by Gov. Gavin N

A new storm threatens more flooding across California, where heavy rain will pound some places still covered in snow

Millions of Californians already hammered by ferocious snowfall were hit Thursday by a new storm, with torrential rain threatening to cause dangerous flooding and the Weather Prediction Center increasing its excessive rainfall outlook for parts of the state Friday to a level 4 of 4. “If you have feet of snow on your roof, all of a sudden that’s going to get very, very heavy. That snow is going to absorb the rainfall,” CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers warned Thursday. “And then in the higher elevat

Some California residents are urged to prepare 2 weeks of essentials ahead of expected flooding

Officials in California are imploring residents to prepare for a powerful storm set to lash the region with torrential rain later this week as the state continues to recover from colossal amounts of snow that trapped mountain communities. Previous severe weather was responsible for the death of one person in the San Bernardino Mountains area. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office said the person died in a traffic accident. Other deaths since February 25 don’t appear to be weather-related b

Here are the places that received some of the most snow in California

A string of back-to-back winter storms have lashed the West this week, delivering blizzard conditions and heavy snowfall to many areas in California. The dayslong brutal conditions left many stranded, shut down highways, knocked out power to thousands of homes and buried roads in snow as communities ran low on supplies. Last week, the National Weather Service in Los Angeles issued its first blizzard warning since 1989. Over the weekend, the weather service’s local office in San Diego issued it

California to see more snow today as it recovers from back-to-back winter storms

More snow and rain are expected in California as many across the state work to recover from back-to-back bouts of winter weather that knocked out power to thousands and brought many roads to a standstill. Another 12 to 24 inches of snow could fall over the mountains of Southern California on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, but the heavy snow will taper off later in the day. A blizzard warning remained in effect across the Sierra Nevada mountains early Wednesday and the re

Parts of metro Los Angeles are still under a historic blizzard warning as heavy snow and rain pummel region

A rare blizzard warning remains in effect for parts of Southern California – including the Los Angeles region – Saturday as some areas endure heavy snow and record rainfall that has delivered dangerous flooding. An onset of severe weather across the West Coast has spawned unfamiliar wintry conditions at higher elevations, particularly over mountainous areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, where up to a foot of snow may pair with 80 mph winds, the National Weather Service said. Blizzard wa

Winter storm slams the West Coast, prompting rare blizzard warnings in Southern California

A slow-moving winter storm has struck the West Coast, flooding highways in Los Angeles and prompting rare blizzard warnings in Southern California. In its first-ever blizzard warning, the National Weather Service in San Diego said the San Bernardino County mountains could see 3 to 5 feet of snow through Saturday morning. Blizzard warnings were also issued for Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Saturday afternoon. Up to 5 feet of snow is possible with some isolated areas seeing between 7

A first report on the Ohio toxic train wreck was released. Here's what it found — and what investigators are still looking into

After federal officials released an initial report concluding that this month’s toxic train wreck in Ohio was completely preventable, investigators will begin examining procedures, practices and design prior to the derailment that has sparked long-term concerns among hundreds of frustrated residents. The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released its preliminary report on the investigation into the February 3 train crash in East Palestine, Ohio, where residents have been complain

Angry Ohio residents confront train CEO during town hall on toxic wreck

Residents of a small Ohio town whose lives have been upended since a train hauling toxic chemicals derailed there earlier this month pressed top officials on the long-term health concerns and expressed their mounting distrust Wednesday night during a CNN town hall. Following the February 3 crash, angry and frustrated residents of East Palestine grilled Gov. Mike DeWine and Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw on key concerns including air and water safety, cleanup efforts and whether the chemicals re

Winter storm in the North and heat wave in the South creates 100-degree difference across US

A powerful winter storm set record low temperatures in the northern Plains of the US, while a heat wave in the Southeast set record highs for the month of February – leaving the country with an unusually stark temperature difference of more than 100 degrees. Much of Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas had temperatures below zero Wednesday afternoon, including minus 9 degrees in Cut Bank, Montana. At the same time, much of the South, from Texas to the Carolinas, had afternoon temperatures above 80

Suspect in death of Los Angeles bishop held on $2 million bail, jail records show

The suspect in the shooting death of a prominent Catholic bishop in Los Angeles is currently being held on $2 million bail, according to records from the Los Angeles County Jail. Carlos Medina, 61, was arrested on Monday morning in connection to the death of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell after a tip helped investigators narrow down their search, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna. Jail records do not identify the specific charge Medina is facing, but the records indicate he is bein

Winter storm set to impact millions stretching from the West Coast all the way to Maine this week

A massive winter storm bringing a mix of heavy snow, rain and gusty winds is poised to lash much of the US West and North this week and has put more than 60 million people across 28 states under winter weather alerts Tuesday. At the same time, it will feel more like early summer across the Southeast and up into the Midwest, as nearly 150 million Americans will see a high above 70 degrees this week. The contrast across the country will be stark, as highs in the Dakotas will be below zero and hig
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