Across the South, it's snow, ice and record-breaking cold

 

ATLANTA (AP) — The South awoke Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities.

  • Written by By JANELLE COGAN and JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

 

MOSCOW (AP) — Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen last week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

 

LONDON (AP) — Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a sneeze.

  • Written by By MARIA CHENG , AP Medical Writer