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A pedestrian's makeshift raincoat blows in the rainy cold weather Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, along Philips Highway in Jacksonville, Fla. A hard freeze with possible icy roads is predicted overnight. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 4:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to weather, it's hard to sound scarier than "bomb cyclone." It's a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together Wednesday off the U.S. Southeast coast. But as fearsome as the storm is with high winds and some snow, it may...
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A pedestrian's makeshift raincoat blows in the rainy cold weather Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, along Philips Highway in Jacksonville, Fla. A hard freeze with possible icy roads is predicted overnight. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 4:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The term bomb cyclone sounds scary, but it's a real weather term and it fits the storm that sprang up from the U.S. Southeast. Just like the phrase polar vortex four years ago, the weather term bomb is exploding on social media. Meteorologists use the term when a storm intensifies...
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Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, looks over a nearly snow barren meadow while conducting the first snow survey of the season at the Phillips Station snow course, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, near Echo Summit, Calif. The snow survey showed the snow pack at this location at 1.3 inches of depth with a water content of .4 inches. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 03, 2018 - 8:03 pm
PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — The grassy brown Sierra meadow where California's water managers gave the results of the winter's first manual snowpack measurements Wednesday told the story — the drought-prone state is off to another unusually dry start in its vital winter rain and snow season. "We...
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In this 2016 photo provided by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH, researchers excavate a site on the shores of Nahualac Lagoon, at the foot of the Iztaccihuatl volcano in Mexico State, Mexico. Mexican archaeologists say they have excavated a stone sanctuary in a pond on the side of a volcano east of Mexico City that may have been built as a miniature model of the universe. (Isaac Gomez/INAH via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 6:50 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican archaeologists say they have excavated a stone sanctuary in a pond on the side of a volcano east of Mexico City that may have been built as a miniature model of the universe. The National Institute of Anthropology and History says the remnants of the stone "tetzacualco"...
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A pedestrian's makeshift raincoat blows in the rainy cold weather Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, along Philips Highway in Jacksonville, Fla. A hard freeze with possible icy roads is predicted overnight. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to weather, it's hard to sound scarier than "bomb cyclone." It's a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together Wednesday off the U.S. Southeast coast. But as fearsome as the storm is with high winds and some snow, it may...
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January 03, 2018 - 5:30 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A series of small earthquakes around Mount St. Helens in Washington state startled residents as far away as Portland, Oregon, and Seattle early Wednesday. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network said a magnitude-3.9 quake hit around 12:38 a.m. Dozens of people throughout the region...
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Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, looks over a nearly snow barren meadow while conducting the first snow survey of the season at the Phillips Station snow course, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, near Echo Summit, Calif. The snow survey showed the snow pack at this location at 1.3 inches of depth with a water content of .4 inches. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 03, 2018 - 5:28 pm
PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — The grassy brown Sierra meadow where California's water managers gave the results of the winter's first manual snowpack measurements Wednesday told the story — the drought-prone state is off to another unusually dry start in its vital winter rain and snow season. "We...
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January 03, 2018 - 5:07 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican archaeologists say they have excavated a stone sanctuary in a pond on the side of a volcano east of Mexico City that may have been built as a miniature model of the universe. The National Institute of Anthropology and History says the remnants of the stone "tetzacualco"...
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File - In this May 1, 2017 file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, right, plunges the snow survey tube into the snow pack, as DWR's Wes McCandless looks on during the snow survey at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought. Water officials carry out the first of their routine seasonal snow surveys in the Sierras on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 03, 2018 - 4:59 pm
PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — The grassy brown Sierra meadow where California's water managers gave the results of the winter's first manual snowpack measurements Wednesday told the story — the drought-prone state is off to another unusually dry start in its vital winter rain and snow season. "We...
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In this August 2013 photo provided by the University of Alaska, excavators work at the Upward Sun River discovery site in Alaska. According to a report released on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago, found at this site, is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today’s native peoples of the Americas. (Ben Potter/University of Alaska via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today's native peoples of the Americas. Decoding the infant's complete set of DNA let researchers estimate the timing of key events in the ancestral...
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