By CHRIS GRYGIEL and JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Heavy rains and flooding in the Southwest? A near-record dry streak in Seattle?
The seemingly counterintuitive weather is not necessarily unusual for this time of year, but it's striking when compared with the usual
A look at the Old Farmer's Almanac weather predictions for 2013:
-Northeast: Winter will be colder and drier than normal; spring will be warmer and drier in the north and warmer and wetter in the south; summer will be drier with average temperatures.
-Atlantic Corridor: Winter will be colder
By ADRIAN SAINZ and HOLBROOK MOHRAssociated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A year after the Mississippi River swelled to near-historic proportions and flooded farms and homes from Illinois to Louisiana, the level along the waterway's southern half is so low that cargo barges have run aground and
By JAKE COYLEAP Entertainment Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - With Batman lurking, the prehistoric critters of "Ice Age: Continental Drift" ran off with the box office, earning $46 million in their opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The animated film from 20th Century Fox is the fourth
By JEFF BARNARDAssociated Press
BEND, Ore. (AP) - A gas station owner and an Iraqi adventurer trying to fly from Oregon to Montana in tandem lawn chairs suspended from party balloons made a hard landing Saturday after aborting their flight due to thunderstorms - but their craft kept flying.
By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
CHAMONIX, France (AP) - They set out before dawn, hoping to conquer a mountaineering classic: Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest peak. But below the prized summit, a climber is believed to have accidentally caused a slab of ice to snap off, triggering an
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - A National Geographic reader sent a curious photo to Huffington, which they have been staring at longingly today.
Gisela Taranovski, a former planner for Boeing and a kayak builder, tells us she shot this scene of nature's whimsy on a snow-shoeing trip with her son and
By ANGELA CHARLTON and JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
CHAMONIX, France (AP) - A climber trying to scale Mont Blanc may accidentally have caused a slab of ice to snap off Thursday high in the French Alps, sparking an avalanche that swept nine European climbers to their deaths, authorities said. A
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Although restricting abortion has long been a conservative goal in Mississippi, the Republican-appointed judge considering the constitutionality of the state's stringent new abortion law doesn't play politics in the courtroom,
PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Police are investigating a rollover accident in Pend Oreille County that has left one person dead.
The Washington State Patrol says 55-year-old Arthur Falk of Usk was driving southbound on LeClerc Road and Snow Berry Lane around 1:30AM when he fell asleep and went off