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  • Ex-California policeman arrested in 'Golden State' serial killer case April 26, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - An elderly former policeman has been arrested and charged with eight murders attributed to the Golden State Killer, a serial criminal responsible for dozens of rapes and slayings that terrorized parts of California during the 1970s and 1980s, authorities said on Wednesday.
  • Suspect charged with capital murder for shooting Dallas officer April 25, 2018
    (Reuters) - One of the two Dallas police officers shot outside a Home Depot store died on Wednesday and the man suspected of the crime was being held on a capital murder charge, which can bring the death penalty, officials said.
  • Liberals on top U.S. court ask if Trump travel waivers just 'window dressing' April 26, 2018
    NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices sought assurances on Wednesday that the Trump administration's policy for granting medical or other exceptions to a ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries amounted to more than window dressing.
  • Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Trump's travel ban April 26, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.
  • Migrant 'caravan' at U.S.-Mexico border prepares for mass crossing April 26, 2018
    TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan that crossed Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross the border together this weekend in defiance of threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to repel them.
  • Trump lawyer Cohen will invoke 5th Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case April 26, 2018
    (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen said on Wednesday he would assert his right under the U.S. Constitution to avoid self-incrimination in a lawsuit filed by adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump.
  • New York Times' Weinstein investigation to be developed as film April 26, 2018
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A behind-the-scenes dramatization on how the New York Times broke the story that accused powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of a pattern of sexual misconduct will be developed as a feature film, one of its backers said on Wednesday.
  • Ex-Minnesota policeman to argue self-defense in Australian woman's shooting death-newspaper April 26, 2018
    (Reuters) - A former Minnesota police officer charged with murdering an unarmed Australian woman in July will argue that he acted in self-defense when he fired the fatal shot from his police car, a newspaper report on Wednesday said.
  • Flowers and grits as Waffle House reopens after Nashville killings April 25, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - The Waffle House restaurant in Nashville where a gunman killed four people reopened on Wednesday for the first time since the weekend attack, filling up with customers ordering breakfasts as a makeshift memorial of flowers piled up outside.
  • Texas executes man convicted of killing two at birthday party April 26, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed a man convicted of opening fire at a children's birthday party in 2008, believing a rival gang member was present and fatally shooting a woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter in a spray of bullets.

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  • Ex-cop arrested in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man once sworn to protect the public from crime was accused Wednesday of living a double life terrorizing suburban neighborhoods at night, becoming one of California's most feared serial killers and rapists in the 1970s and '80s before leaving a cold trail that baffled investigators for more than three decades.. […]
  • More allegations emerge on VA pick as nomination falters
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs were missing, according to accusations compiled by Democratic […]
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
  • Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Seoul says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a tree together and inspect an honor guard after Kim walks across the border for the leaders' historic summit....
  • Rival Koreas' leaders face high stakes at historic summit
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- It may lack the punch of President Donald Trump's vow to unleash "fire and fury" and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's "nuclear button" boasts, but the stakes will be high on Friday when Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sit down on the southern side of the no man's land that […]
  • No verdict from Cosby jury; defense lawyers slammed
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ended a marathon first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to "victim-shame" the parade of women who have leveled accusations against the 80-year-old comedian....
  • Central American asylum seeking caravan reaches US border
    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump....
  • Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Donald Trump's personal attorney said Wednesday he will assert his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a civil case brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump....
  • Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol
    TORONTO (AP) -- The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by "involuntary celibates" and gave a shoutout to a California killer who seethed at women for rejecting him....
  • Tears flow as victims of Waffle House shooting remembered
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Employees at a Waffle House where four people were killed in a weekend shooting rampage wore orange ribbons, hugged each other and wept as the restaurant re-opened. And a steady stream of customers came in to the Nashville restaurant Wednesday to show support....

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  • Your AMS Community Online
    by Jordan Stillman, AMS Community Coordinator After a successful soft launch to AMS board and committee members this past winter, the AMS will be opening up our new online platform, AMS Community, to all AMS members as a new member benefit this May. The goal of the AMS Community is to enhance communication and improve […]
  • Small-scale Vortices Enhanced Winds and Damage in Hurricane Harvey
    Severe but highly variable wind damage to homes & infrastructure is a hallmark of intense tropical cyclones. Until recently there was only speculation that such damage, which appears in short swaths, was the work of tornadoes. Now, there’s first-ever proof that tornadoes and other small-scale phenomena did indeed enhance the winds and damage in Hurricane […]
  • Mentoring365 and You!
    by Tanja Fransen, AMS Councilor and Mentoring Program Ad-Hoc Committee Chair AMS has a wealth of talent and we’d love to see more of our members signed up for the Mentoring 365 program as mentees, mentors–maybe both!  We should never stop learning. When I started in college and early in my career, I hadn’t even heard […]
  • Satellites Capture Weather History in the Making
    Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16, now GOES-East, became operational in December and this eye in the sky is capturing stunning color weather imagery daily. Today, it’s the third nor’easter in two weeks explosively developing into a blizzard off the Northeast Coast.   Following on the heels of the deadly and damaging storm of March 2, […]
  • There’s That Word Again: “Bomb”
    It’s like the word du jour. Or, more accurately, THE word du storm. It seemed like every time this winter that a big East Coast storm—a significant nor’easter—looked impending in computer models, the media hype machine cranked out the word “Bomb.” Or “bomb cyclone.” And here it is again: “Destructive Nor’easter Emerging; Expected to ‘Bomb […]
  • Epic Blizzards Paralyzed New England, Midwest 40 Years Ago
    By Chris Cappella, AMS It began with a whisper. And ended in smothered silence for millions.     I’ll never forget seeing tiny snowflakes blowing down Ocean Avenue in our small sea-side suburb of New Haven. In my hometown of West Haven, on the south shore of central Connecticut overlooking Long Island Sound, when snow […]
  • It Used to Be “Inadvertent Climate Modification,” Too
    AMS Executive Director Keith Seitter sent a letter today to President Trump. It begins, In an interview with Piers Morgan on Britain’s ITV News that aired Sunday, 28 January, you stated, among other comments: “There is a cooling, and there’s a heating. I mean, look, it used to not be climate change, it used to […]
  • Pathways from Meteorology–Political, Commercial, Personal
    The path from good science to good societal decisions is the central paradigm not only of the scientist’s perspective on how to impact the world, but also to the public’s faith in science itself. It also turns out to be a path of personal growth as well. There’s a whole genre of attempts to depict these connections between science and its usage. One […]
  • Did You Hear? Echoes from the Annual Meeting
    This year’s AMS Annual Meeting provided no shortage of memorable presentations. The focus on 2017’s hurricanes in particular yielded some of the most memorable moments, and now you can listen (again, or for the first time) for yourself. Recorded presentations are being uploaded gradually to the AMS meeting program site. Richard Alley’s speech at the Presidential […]
  • Is It Just Us…or Was That the BBQ Talking?
    So many conversations at the 2018 AMS Annual Meeting started–and ended–on the same note, and Dakota Smith captures it just right in his “Weather Nerds Assemble” vlog: Communication is a huge aspect in this field….If a forecast is a hundred percent accurate, but no one understands it, it’s not a useful forecast. That in a nutshell was what this […]

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