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Airlines Cancel Flights as Cold Hobbles Operations

Airlines Cancel Flights as Cold Hobbles Operations

Airlines canceled more than 4,400 flights on Monday as extreme cold in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast froze fuel lines to airplanes and posed exposure hazards for employees working on the tarmac.

January 6, 2014
Polar Freeze Grips U.S., Disrupting Travel and Business

Polar Freeze Grips U.S., Disrupting Travel and Business

By Nick Carey and Kim Palmer CHICAGO/CLEVELAND, Ohio (Reuters) - A blast of Arctic air gripped the vast middle of the United States on Monday with the coldest temperatures in two decades causing at least four deaths, forcing businesses and schools to close and canceling thousands of flights.

January 6, 2014
'Life-threatening' Cold Bites Midwest, Heads East

'Life-threatening' Cold Bites Midwest, Heads East

By Brendan O'Brien and Kim Palmer MILWAUKEE/COLUMBUS (Reuters) - As the Midwestern United States shivered through the region's lowest temperatures in two decades and forecasters warned that life-threatening cold was heading eastward, officials in Chicago and other districts said schools would be closed on Monday.

January 5, 2014
'Life-threatening' Cold Bites U.S. Midwest

'Life-threatening' Cold Bites U.S. Midwest

By Brendan O'Brien and Kim Palmer MILWAUKEE/COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Residents of the Midwestern United States on Sunday braced for the region's coldest weather in two decades, with temperatures that forecasters warned would be life-threatening seen heading eastward during the week.

January 5, 2014
Dangerous Cold Sets in as Heavy Snow Blankets U.S. Northeast

Dangerous Cold Sets in as Heavy Snow Blankets U.S. Northeast

By Scott Malone and Victoria Cavaliere BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A heavy snowfall and dangerously low temperatures gripped the northeastern United States on Friday, grounding flights, closing schools and government offices across the region and causing at least three deaths.

January 3, 2014
All Passengers Rescued from Ship Stuck in Antarctic Ice

All Passengers Rescued from Ship Stuck in Antarctic Ice

A rescue effort to remove 52 passengers on board a research ship that had been trapped in Antarctica ice for nine days was successful, and they were evacuated safely by helicopter, the expedition leader said on Thursday.

January 2, 2014
Powerful Storm Brings Arctic Cold and Snow to U.S. Northeast

Powerful Storm Brings Arctic Cold and Snow to U.S. Northeast

By Victoria Cavaliere and Ian Simpson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first major winter storm of 2014 bore down on the northeastern United States on Thursday with heavy snow, Arctic temperatures and strong winds just as many people were returning from holiday breaks.

January 2, 2014
Powerful Storm Looms for Midwest, Northeast

Powerful Storm Looms for Midwest, Northeast

The eastern United States faces a major winter storm this week that could reach blizzard conditions in some areas and snarl plans for travelers returning from holiday trips, forecasters said on Wednesday.

January 1, 2014
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