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Will Boeing 737 Max 8 Groundings Cause Flight Cancellations or Delays? Here's What You Should Know

Will Boeing 737 Max 8 Groundings Cause Flight Cancellations or Delays? Here's What You Should KnowFlights have been cancelled or delayed as numerous countries ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes. Here's how it could impact air travel.



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Is Michael Cohen's meeting with Adam Schiff a cause for concern?

Is Michael Cohen's meeting with Adam Schiff a cause for concern?Cohen met with Schiff before his public testimony; House Judiciary Committee member Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko weighs in.



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Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurt

Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurtTwo apparent tornadoes touched down Saturday in central Arkansas, destroying shops as severe storms raking the South damaged some buildings and tore away roofs in northeast Mississippi.



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PG&E: Company equipment 'probable' cause of California fire

PG&E: Company equipment 'probable' cause of California fireSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. inched closer to taking responsibility for the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, saying Thursday it is "probable" that one of its transmission lines sparked the blaze last year that killed 86 people and destroyed most of the city of Paradise.



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Jussie Smollett hate attack claim: 'Bogus police reports cause real harm,' police say

Jussie Smollett hate attack claim: 'Bogus police reports cause real harm,' police sayWhile hoaxes are rare, each one diverts resources from real victims, sows doubt about real attacks and gives material to those who minimize real hate



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Why This 'Atmospheric River' Could Cause Mudslides and 'Roofalanches' in California

Why This 'Atmospheric River' Could Cause Mudslides and 'Roofalanches' in CaliforniaCalifornians are experiencing some unusually nasty winter weather this week as an "atmospheric river" passes through most of the state, bringing howling winds and heavy rain.The storm arrived on Tuesday night (Feb. 12) in Northern California and continued into Wednesday (Feb. 13), leading the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue warnings of flash flooding, mudslides and high winds in the region. It is forecast to bring "excessive rainfall" to Southern California on Thursday (Feb. 14), according to the NWS.[Weirdo Weather: 7 Rare Weather Events]Atmospheric rivers are huge "rivers in the sky" that cause moisture from the tropics to flow north, from California to Canada. These huge weather systems can carry many times the freshwater that flows through the mighty Mississippi River, local news outlet KQED reported."They're the biggest freshwater rivers on Earth," F. Martin Ralph, the director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes in La Jolla, California, told KQED.These atmospheric rivers of condensed water vapor can easily be 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) long and 300 miles (482 km) wide, Ralph said. When an atmospheric river brings moisture from Hawaii to the Western U.S. — as is the case with the current storm — it's known as the Pineapple Express.Atmospheric rivers can bring much-needed rain — or wreak havoc by dumping heavy rain or snow when they make landfall, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). California has recently experienced storms, meaning the current downpour is falling on waterlogged soil. Summer wildfires also scorched the earth in several areas of California, and burn scars can be more prone to flash flooding and debris as well, according to the NWS.On Wednesday morning, 24-hour rainfall totals were as high as 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) in some parts of the Northern Bay Area, with San Francisco receiving about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) of rain, according to the NWS. Residents along the Bay Area coast and hills may face high winds from 25 to 35 mph (40 to 56 km/h) with gusts up to 60 mph (97 km/h), according to the NWS. Social media was abuzz with reports of downed trees and flash flooding. In the Sierras, the NWS warned that the atmospheric river could cause "roofalanches," or the sudden release of snow from already snow-packed roofs, which can pose a serious hazard.Earlier this month, Ralph and his colleagues developed a new scale to describe the strength of atmospheric rivers. The scale, which was described in the February issue of the journal Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, ranks these weather events using categories "1 to 5," with Category 1 indicating a "weak" storm and Category 5 indicating an "exceptional" one. The ranking is based on the amount of water vapor the storm carries, and how long it dumps moisture on a given area, according to a statement. The scale also indicates the extent to which the storm is likely to be beneficial — by bringing much-needed rain to replenish reservoirs after a drought, for example — or hazardous, leading to flooding and mudslides. The current storm is a "Category 3," according to local news outlet CBS San Francisco.Tia Ghose contributed reporting. * 9 Tips for Exercising in Winter Weather * Fishy Rain to Fire Whirlwinds: The World's Weirdest Weather * 10 Surprising Ways Weather Has Changed HistoryOriginally published on Live Science.



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California storms: At least five people killed after heavy rain and snow cause devastation

California storms: At least five people killed after heavy rain and snow cause devastationAt least five people have died in severe rain and snowstorms that blanketed parts of California with at least five feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week, besides triggering flooding and mudslides, officials said. Forecasters expect the bitter weather to push eastwards into the Rockies and US Midwest through the weekend, while the California Highway Patrol said rain-slicked highways led to two fatal accidents that killed four people. A family of three, including a one-year-old baby, died in El Dorado County on Tuesday, after their car spun across a rain-soaked freeway to hit another car, the San Francisco Chronicle said.



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40 mile-per-hour mudslides, floods: California storms could cause serious damage

40 mile-per-hour mudslides, floods: California storms could cause serious damageMudslides and flooding were closing roads in California as heavy rains and snow were forecast deep into the week.



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Government shutdown: TSA absences cause airport delays, terminal closures

Government shutdown: TSA absences cause airport delays, terminal closuresTravel troubles from the government shutdown continue to mount, with some airports closing select security checkpoints to handle staffing shortages.



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The Latest: Police: Fentanyl a cause of overdoses at house

The Latest: Police: Fentanyl a cause of overdoses at houseCHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass drug overdose at a house in Chico, California (all times local):



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