Syria allows some patients to leave besieged area

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government is allowing the evacuation of nearly 30 critically ill people from a besieged Damascus suburb, where hundreds requiring medical treatment have been prevented from reaching hospitals minutes away.

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  • Written by By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

Days of shoveling snow, bitter cold ahead for northern US

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, and the snow-hardened city of Erie, Pennsylvania, dug out from a record snowfall.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Days of bitter cold ahead for Midwest, Northeast

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As snow continues to pile up in Erie, Pennsylvania, which already has nearly 63 inches on the ground, forecasters warn of frigid, sub-zero arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills in much of the U.S.

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  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF