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Chemical Leak Causes Water Emergency In West Virginia; Plant Shut Down

Friday, January 10, 2014

More than 100,000 customers of one water company in West Virginia have been warned not to drink, cook or wash with the water coming from their taps because of chemicals that seeped into the Elk River near Charleston on Thursday.

The warning covers all or parts of nine counties (

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While U.S. Shivers, Australia And Brazil Sizzle

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Temperatures across much of the U.S. are, as forecast, finally starting to get back to something close to normal after several days of dangerously cold air.

If you've been longing for warmer weather, here's some news from The Weather Channel that you might want ...

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More Slow-But-Steady News: Fewer Jobless Claims Filed

Thursday, January 09, 2014

There were 330,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, down 15,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.

The claims data are the last bits of evidence about how the labor market is doing before Friday's scheduled release of figures on the December ...

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An 'Embarrassed And Humiliated' Gov. Christie Apologizes

Thursday, January 09, 2014

This post was updated with the latest news at 8:45 p.m. ET.

Saying he is "embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some people on my team," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to the people of New Jersey for his aides' role in a scheme to punish ...

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'I Had Been Drinking,' Rodman Says In Apology For Comments

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Saying that "I had been drinking," former NBA player Dennis Rodman has had his publicist issue an apology for the obscenity-laced rant he went on earlier this week during an interview on CNN.

In that combative exchange with the news network's Chris Cuomo, Rodman implied that ...

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Emails Tie Gov. Christie's Aides To Lane Closings Controversy

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Update at 8:15 p.m. ET: Gov. Christie Responds

In the late afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie released a statement expressing anger at the situation and denying involvement in what appeared to be an act of political payback:

"What I've seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am ...

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Maddux, Glavine And Thomas Going To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET

Two great pitchers from the Atlanta Braves and one great slugger who spent many of his best years with the Chicago White Sox are the newest additions to baseball's Hall of Fame.

The new inductees were announced at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday and they are:

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Hell Has Frozen Over, Headline Writers Rejoice

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

When it gets super-cold in Hell, Mich., guess what headline writers and radio hosts have to say about it:

Hell Has Frozen Over

A Google News search of that phrase at 8:45 a.m. ET Wednesday turned up 3,980 results.

The hardy souls in the tiny town ...

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Ships Break Free In Antarctica, U.S. Icebreaker Not Needed

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

There's good news from Antarctica, where two ships that had been stuck in ice — one of them for about two weeks — have managed to get to open waters.

That's allowed the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, which is capable of breaking through heavy polar ice and had ...

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Death Toll From Deep Freeze Tops 20; Warm-Up Is Coming

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The deaths of at least 21 people are now being blamed on the winter storms and severe cold weather that have gripped much of the nation since late last week, The Associated Press reported early Wednesday.

At least half have been attributed to weather-related traffic accidents. The wire ...

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Extreme Cold Convinces Escaped Convict To Give Up: VIDEO

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Sunday night, 42-year-old Robert Vick escaped from the minimum security Blackburn Correction Complex in Kentucky.

By Monday evening, he'd apparently had enough of the sub-zero temperatures gripping the Bluegrass State and much of the rest of the nation. Vick showed up at the office of the Sunset ...

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What Is The Polar Vortex And Why Is It Doing This To Us?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

We've mentioned the polar vortex several times in recent days.

We've said, for instance, that it's "a low pressure system that's usually whirling around the North Pole but has weakened and come south."

But we're still getting asked this question:

Just what is the polar vortex, ...

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Run Run Shaw, Kung Fu Movie Pioneer, Dies

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

"If you've ever enjoyed an action-packed Kung Fu film," Morning Edition host David Greene says, "take a moment to thank Sir Run Run Shaw, who passed away Tuesday."

There are conflicting accounts about whether Shaw was 106 or 107 at the time of his death. There's no disagreement, ...

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Hang In There Another Day Or So — Warmer Air Is Coming

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Yes, it's going to be awfully cold again Tuesday for 150 million or so Americans.

But if below-zero temperatures aren't to your liking, take heart:

"Bitterly cold air over the eastern two-thirds of the country will slowly moderate through Wednesday," the National Weather Service says.

Indeed, check out ...

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Florida State Wins A Thriller To Take College Championship

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Florida State and Auburn put on a show Monday night with a college football championship game that went down to the wire and ended with Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston throwing a touchdown pass with just 13 seconds to go to bring Florida State the crown.

At one point, the ...

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Last Game Is Finally Here: BCS May Go Out With A Bang

Monday, January 06, 2014

There are obviously many things that could be said about Monday night's Bowl Championship Series game between No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn, starting with this:

It's the end of the much-maligned BCS, which almost every year has led to arguments among college football fans ...

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'Jihad Jane' Gets 10 Years In Prison

Monday, January 06, 2014

The Pennsylvania woman known as "Jihad Jane" has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in a failed al-Qaida plot to kill a Swedish artist.

Reuters writes that "Colleen R. LaRose, 50, could have received a life sentence [but] has given authorities significant help in ...

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Missing N.Y. Man Found In D.C., Thanks To AP Photograph

Monday, January 06, 2014

A photograph published Sunday by USA Today along with a story about the frigid weather sweeping across much of the nation led to the discovery of a man from western New York state who had been missing since New Year's Day.

Nicholas Simmons, 20, of Greece, N.Y., hadn't ...

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Was Luck's TD The Most Amazing Moment Of A Wild NFL Weekend?

Monday, January 06, 2014

It's hard to imagine a much more dramatic weekend of NFL playoff games.

There was the big comeback by the Indianapolis Colts, who had fallen 28 points behind the Kansas City Chiefs.

Indy bounced back to win a 45-44 thriller.

The game included arguably the most amazing play of the ...

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Nation Turns Blue As Temperatures Continue To Plunge

Monday, January 06, 2014

One weather map tells the story.

Check out the National Weather Service's map of the Lower 48 for Monday night. If you need to know just how much of the nation's going to be freezing (or well below!), it offers a bone-chilling picture. Anywhere in the blue-to-purple shades ...

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