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Authorities: 18 Injured After Ferry Crashes into Jetty in Massachusetts

Eighteen people were injured after a high-speed ferry struck a jetty in Hyannisport, Mass., and began taking on water, authorities said. The U.S. Coast Guard and steamship authority said the ferry, Iyanough, hit the jetty and grounded on the rocks …

Source of Clean Energy? Wind Turbines Are Spilling Oil in Mexico

Wind turbines were planted along a strip of Mexico’s southern coast to make the country’s power industry cleaner. Now they’re spilling oil. In the town of Juchitan last month, a clean-up was under way around a generator owned by Electricite …

Plunging Temperatures in Northeast Lead to Icy Conditions Following Storm

Concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow. Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter paralyzed much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor, but fell short of the …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Offers Advice for Winter Storm Damage

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is offering tips to consumers whose home or automobile may have sustained damage from this week’s winter storm, according to a press release issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance. “Most standard homeowners’ insurance policies …

Fire Destroys 10 Businesses in Massachusetts Shopping Plaza

A fire has destroyed several businesses in a Framingham, Mass., shopping plaza. The fire started around 2 a.m. Saturday at the Old Path Village Complex. Authorities say the blaze was difficult to combat and fast-moving because of strong winds and …

State Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Driving as Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Plow trucks and shovelers in the Northeast attacked the region’s newest winter storm as fresh powder piled on top of ever-growing piles and whiteout conditions made roads unsafe, immobilizing millions of residents. Winter storm warnings were in effect from upstate …

Massive Fire Destroys Building, Cars at New York Dealership

Authorities say a massive industrial fire has destroyed several vehicles and a building at a car dealership near Syracuse, N.Y. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says 911 dispatchers fielded several calls around 9:10 p.m. Thursday reporting heavy fire and smoke …

Big Weekend Lake-Effect Storms Predicted for New York Snow Belt

Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting lake-effect storms this weekend for areas east of the Great Lakes, with two feet of snow or more possible in some areas. The hardest-hit regions in upstate New York will be the …

Freezing Rain, Sleet Closes Northern New England Schools, Challenges Drivers

A mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet has closed numerous schools and made for difficult driving in northern New England. Some snow fell across the region, but the big challenge on the roads Tuesday morning was ice and strong …

Strong Storm Causes Property Damage, Power Outages in Pensacola, Florida

Authorities say about 30 homes show impacts from a storm with strong winds that swept through Pensacola, Fla., early Sunday. Escambia County Public Information Officer Joy Tsubooka told the Pensacola News-Journal that no injuries were reported. The county said Lipscomb …