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San Jose police fatally shoot woman, 19, holding power drill | Reuters

(Reuters) - A 19-year-old woman brandishing a power drill was shot dead by a police officer in San Jose on Thursday, police said.<p>Police received a report that morning that a woman was threatening to kill her family with an Uzi assault weapon, San Jose Police spokeswoman Heather Randol said in a …

There Is Snow on the Ground in 49 U.S. States Right Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Damn it, Florida: We almost had a magical thing going on here, then you had to ruin it by remaining …

Storm's Aftermath: Monster 100-Car Crash Clogs Pennsylvania Highway

A massive traffic pileup shut down part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for several hours Friday, as an estimated 50 to 100 vehicles crashed, flipped or spun out amid the slushy roadway — another impact of Thursday’s monster storm.<p>The main wreck occurred around 8:20 a.m. ET on a 3- to 4-mile stretch …

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Shiny And New: World's Largest Solar Plant Opens In California

The world's largest solar power plant, made up of thousands of mirrors focusing the sun's energy, has officially started operations in the Mojave Desert, just inside southeastern California near the border with Nevada.<p>The $2.2 billion, 400-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which …

U.S. Ice Storm 'Holds Hands' With UK Flood

Yet another storm battered southern parts of the United Kingdom on Friday, with winds up to 80 mph and heavy rain. Based on satellite imagery, this …

Stronger trade winds explain warming 'hiatus'

An increase in the trade winds blowing across the Pacific has been fingered as cause of climate skeptics' favourite topic of conversation - a …