An enormous, brutal mass of arctic air is shoving south over most of the United States — threatening 32 million people for the rest of the week with snow, ice, wind and extraordinary drops in the temperature.
Kathleen Magowan lived a frugal life with her twin brother, Robert, in the classic New England town of Simsbury, Conn., until she died in 2011 at age 87, remembered mainly for the 35 years she was a first-grade teacher in the local elementary schools.
The 14-year-old Massachusetts boy accused of slitting the throat of his math teacher in a school bathroom pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday.
They floated down from the sky Sunday — 2,000 mice, wafting on tiny cardboard parachutes over Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam.
This holiday season, the town of Silver Spring, Md., is putting a twist on the traditional idea of a Christmas tree display — and helping neighbors in need in the process.