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Record Cold Follows Early Snowstorm Over Much of Eastern US

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday. The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit tempe...

Four Mountain Climbers Rescued From Sierra Nevada Peak

LONE PINE — A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew rescued four climbers from a Sierra Nevada peak. The effort began Sunday when the Inyo County Sheriff's Office received an emergency satellite transmission requesting rescue. Authorities say alpine ...
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Yosemite to Remain Open for Skiing 2 Weeks Longer

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park officials say parts of the park will remain open for skiing and snowshoeing two weeks longer than usual thanks to the abundance of snow. They say the Yosemite ...
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Rain Brings 2nd California Super Bloom in 2 Years

BORREGO SPRINGS — It started with the desert lilies in December. Since then a wave of wildflower blooms has been crescendoing across Southern California's Anza-Borrego desert in a burst of color so vivid it can...
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Jobs Report: Wages Up, Unemployment Dips to 3.8%

WASHINGTON — Hiring tumbled in February, with U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs, the smallest monthly gain in nearly a year and a half. The slowdown in hiring, though, might have been depressed by harsh winter weather and the partial shutdown of the gover...