Authorities in Atlanta want to start reuniting drivers with the hundreds of vehicles that were abandoned on highways during the winter storm that blew through Tuesday.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that officials are asking truck drivers to stay away — not just from Atlanta, but from the whole state.
“Snow and ice are rare in typically balmy places like New Orleans, Mobile and the Florida panhandle, but officials are warning residents to get ready for significant accumulations and bitter cold.”
Shortly after midnight, the newspaper says, people near the fighting received a text message that read: “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”
Later today, President Obama will be in Raleigh, N.C., where he’s expected to again make the case that Congress should extend the benefits.
A three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday.
The news Tuesday morning from the stranded ship in the Antarctic is that it’s looking more and more as though icebreakers won’t be able to reach the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, so the passengers and some of the crew are preparing to be plucked off the ice by helicopter.
NASA has launched its webcast of Tuesday’s spacewalk at the International Space Station, where two American astronauts will continue critical repairs on cooling equipment.
The Senate voted 67 to 33 on Tuesday to move forward on the two-year, bipartisan budget plan that restores some of the automatic spending cuts of recent years, trims spending in other areas and appears to have put on hold until 2015 the bitter battles that led to this year’s partial government shutdown.
Around the world today, the powerful “feed upon the powerless” and too many people are treated as “consumer goods to be used and then discarded,” Pope Francis writes in his first major paper since becoming leader of the Roman Catholic church last May.