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The Latest: Chicago airports cancel more than 1,100 fights

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving through parts of the Midwest (all times local):<p>5 p.m.<p>The Chicago Department of Aviation is …

How Scientists Hope to Improve Tornado Forecasting

Can warnings be issued as much as 30 minutes ahead?<p>Tornadoes have claimed 29 lives in six states since Sunday, while warnings remained in place for 75 million Americans on Tuesday. The devastation is a reminder that forecasting still needs to get better, says a leading government scientist.<p>Louis …

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

About 47 percent of the country is unoccupied.<p>There are plenty of visualizations based on population data, but nothing quite like what designer Nik Freeman has created: a map of where <i>no one</i> lives.<p>Using data from the 2010 U.S. census, Freeman shades green the nearly 5 million census blocks with zero …

Why It's So Hard To Predict Hurricanes

Our models of where storms are going have gotten much better, but we can't really predict how strong they'll be once they get there.<p>At 6:10am on August 29, 2005, the eye of Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Buras-Triumph, La., going on to devastate much of the Gulf Coast. In a report only a few …

Watch Reese Witherspoon and the Cast of SNL Confess Their Sins In Front of Their Mothers

The moms got revenge by showing old home videos.<p>Today is Mother's Day, a day not only for thinking lovingly of the women who birthed us, but also for feeling terrible about how we turned their lives into living nightmares. Mom, I love you. I'm sorry I intentionally ruined <i>The Patriot</i> for you as you …