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Dec 10, 2013

Snow blankets U.S. East; Washington offices, many schools closed

Dec 10 (Reuters) – Fresh winter snow moved into the U.S.
mid-Atlantic region on Tuesday, shutting schools and offices in
the nation’s capital and elsewhere as the mid-section of the
country remained in the grip of Arctic air that showed no signs
of easing.

From 2 to 8 inches (5.1 cm to 20.3 cm) of snow was forecast
to fall from northern Virginia, across Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Delaware and into southern New England, Brian Korty,
meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a

Dec 10, 2013

Cold, ice grip U.S. as more snow to blanket East

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A deadly winter storm kept a tight grip on much of the United States on Monday as cold, snow and ice spread across the East Coast, snarling traffic and knocking out power to thousands.

As much as 5 inches of snow were forecast for Monday night into Tuesday and much of the area from Virginia to coastal New England were under winter weather advisories, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a forecast.

Dec 9, 2013

Record cold, ice grip U.S.; snow heads East

Dec 9 (Reuters) – A massive winter storm that drove parts of
the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend
kept a tight grip on the region on Monday, while bitter
temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.

Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the
weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10
inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through
Monday morning, according to the weather service.

Dec 9, 2013

Bitter cold, ice slam U.S. East Coast; South still freezing

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.

The brutal storm pummeled the East with snow, sleet and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Dec 3, 2013

Dying Iowa inmate, sentenced to life at 15, granted parole

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A terminally ill Iowa inmate, who was only 15 when she was sentenced to life in prison for murdering an elderly relative, is being paroled, authorities said on Tuesday.

The Iowa Parole Board decision allows the cancer stricken Kristina Fetters, now 33, to become the first Iowa inmate serving a life term without possibility of parole to have her sentence altered following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year making life without parole unconstitutional for juveniles.

Dec 1, 2013

The votes are in – Washington’s panda cub named Bao Bao

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – In a ceremony fitting royalty, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington said on Sunday it was naming a rare, female giant panda cub “Bao Bao,” after a public online vote that drew more than 123,000 submissions.

Bao Bao (rhyming with Pow Pow) translates as precious or treasure in English, the zoo said. It was one of five Mandarin Chinese names offered in the online vote that ran from November 5 to November 22. Other options included Ling Hua, meaning a darling, delicate flower; and Mulan, a smart and brave Chinese warrior. The zoo said it had received 123,039 votes.

Nov 20, 2013

Staff, counsel to Warren Commission stand by JFK findings

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Richard Mosk knows they got it right.

Fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, he and others who worked on the Warren Commission, the government’s probe of the shooting, say they have become inured to the seemingly endless stream of conspiracy theories.

“It’s natural that an event like this would cause skepticism and suspicions, especially in light of what has come out about our government,” said Mosk, 74, who was a newly minted lawyer in his mid-20s when he was hired as a researcher for the commission.

Nov 19, 2013

In Oklahoma, water, fracking – and a swarm of quakes

, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Seismologist Austin
Holland wants to start an earthquake.

From his office a few feet below the earth’s surface – a
basement at the University of Oklahoma in Norman – Holland, who
tracks quakes for the Oklahoma Geological Survey, is digging
into a complex riddle: Is a dramatic rise in the size and number
of quakes in his state related to oil and gas production
activity? And, if so, what can be done to stop it?

Nov 8, 2013

After Washington GMO label battle, both sides eye national fight

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Both sides of the costly and high-stakes GMO labeling battle in Washington state say they see an even bigger national fight ahead despite the apparent defeat of the mandatory labeling measure by Washington state voters this week.

The measure died 47.05 percent to 52.95 percent, according to results updated Thursday night by the Washington Secretary of State’s office as results continued to trickle in. The likely loss followed a similar defeat last year in California when a ballot initiative there also failed to pass.

Nov 8, 2013

DuPont, with Deere & Co, to roll out precision farming program

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – DuPont Pioneer, the agricultural seed unit of DuPont (DD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), said Friday that it has aligned with farm machinery company Deere & Co (DE.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in a race against rival Monsanto Co to provide farmers with enhanced “precision agriculture” analyses aimed at maximizing crop production.

The programs these companies will roll out next year will give farmers guidance on a number of field management decisions, including planting, crop treatment, pest control and even the best time to harvest.

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