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Major snowstorm slams northeastern U.S., with temps 10 to 25 degrees below average

The northeastern US shivered amid heavy snowfall and far below average temperatures Wednesday in a storm that grounded thousands of flights and triggered traffic chaos. The nasty weather with its bone-chilling gusts and heavy snow stretched from Washington……

Heavy snow, avalanches kill 16 in Afghanistan

Heavy snow and avalanches have killed at least 16 people in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan, leaving dozens more trapped in their homes, according to an official. A week of heavy snowfall cut off main roads in remote Badakhshan province, making it difficult for rescue workers to reach affected villages. “So far 16 people have been killed…