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Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern ...

Evacuation lifted after California gas pipeline scare

Evacuation lifted after California gas pipeline scare

Emergency crews extinguished a fire burning dangerously close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline Thursday and lifted an evacuation order that had forced some 4,000 residents from their homes the night before.Contra Costa County ...

Water main break closes Girard Avenue in Fishtown

Water main break closes Girard Avenue in Fishtown

By StaffGirard Avenue is closed in Philadelphia’s Fishtown section after an overnight water main break.The break in the 20-inch main at Girard Avenue and Marlborough Street was reported about 11 p.m. Wednesday and Philadelphia Water ...

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. MAN LINKED TO SAUDI PRINCE AT CONSULATE WHEN WRITER VANISHEDA man who previously traveled with Mohammed bin Salman's ...

Millions ‘drop, cover, hold on’ in earthquake drill

Millions ‘drop, cover, hold on’ in earthquake drill

Millions of people have practiced the basic earthquake safety skill of "drop, cover and hold on."Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of the "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drills that originated in Southern California.The event now spans the ...

Maine university bans professor who planned protest course

Maine university bans professor who planned protest course

The University of Southern Maine has barred from teaching a professor who organized a one-credit course for students to protest Republican Sen. U.S. Susan Collins in Washington as she considered then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The ...