Deadly storms kill 15, trigger tornado threat across U.S. South
(Reuters) - A dangerous weekend weather system has killed at least 15 people in the U.S. South, with Georgia officials on Sunday reporting that 11 had died in severe weather still threatening the region. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared an emergency for seven counties in the south-central part of the state, warning that dangerous conditions persisted and could reach north to the Atlanta area. The system had also injured 23 people in southern Georgia, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said.
More tornadoes ahead as death toll reach 15 in southeast US
ADEL, Georgia (AP) ? Deadly weather in the Southeast killed 15 people and injured dozens more, authorities said Sunday, as residents along the Georgia-Florida line braced for more intense, fast-moving storms ? including unusually strong "long track" twisters.
Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic.
Neon piece of rock 'n' roll history going up for auction
A bright neon piece of rock 'n' roll history is going up for auction ? a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club, Whisky a Go Go. The 13-foot sign, with letters alight in bright pink, adorned the West ...
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OPEC, allies says production cuts ahead of schedule
VIENNA (AP) ? OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday.
10,000 protest Romania government plans to pardon prisoners
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ? Thousands of people marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight.
Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M
NEW YORK (AP) ? M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Dee Rees' American odyssey 'Mudbound' captivates Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) ? Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving and some already speculating about Oscar chances.
George H.W. Bush improving, wife staying night in hospital
HOUSTON (AP) ? A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush's health continues to improve and doctors are hopeful he can be moved out of intensive care at a Houston hospital in the next day or two.