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Upside-down weather pattern across US linked to El Nino

Skiers and snowboarders ride a lift up a mountain on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at Snoqualmie Pass, Wash. A weather pattern that could be associated with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow in parts of the West that there are concerns about avalanches. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE — Astrid Rau just baked 16 kinds of Christmas cookies, including a batch in the shape of snowflakes. But she’s nevertheless having trouble getting in the holiday spirit, thanks to forecasts that have the temperature in her hometown of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, hitting 72 degrees on Thursday. “I associate cold with Christmas,” the 55-year-old says. “And if it’s warm it ...

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Glaive Software provides more than directions for drilling

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Mary Schimke | Shale Plays Media Directional drilling is the driving force that made the current oil and gas boom possible. It allows the ability to drill multiple wells horizontally across a formation, in different directions from one site, and tap into a wealth of oil and gas has reduced costs and maximized profits. Drill Right, an Oklahoma-based oilfield services ...

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Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation’s nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios. A National Academy of Sciences report says that means thinking about earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, solar storm, multiple failures and situations that seem freakishly unusual. ...

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Obama to meet with local leaders on climate change

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants local government officials to prepare their communities now for the effects of climate change. Obama is meeting with state and tribal leaders on Wednesday at the White House. The White House says they’ll discuss how the federal government can help them be more resilient to climate change. It’s the fourth and final meeting ...

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Northern Colorado gets another $58.2 million in federal funds for flood relief

Staff Report | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Northern Colorado has received another $58.2 million in federal funding for flood relief efforts in Weld, Boulder and Larimer counties. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant will be used for housing, economic recovery and infrastructure needs of the three counties. “The 2013 flood literally changed Colorado’s landscape,” Sen. Mark ...

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Halliburton to start TV ad blitz to recruit workers

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune The oil and gas services company Halliburton will begin a television advertising campaign Monday to celebrate its employees and find new ones. The campaign is the first of its kind for the company in Colorado, and it will highlight the volunteer work that Halliburton employees do daily, especially during last fall’s flooding. Halliburton, which ...

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Homeland Security chief to press Congress for Obama’s $3.7B emergency border budget request

Alicia A. Caldwell and Erica Werner WASHINGTON (AP) — In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants that has overwhelmed the Border Patrol in South Texas. Johnson’s scheduled ...

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Obama meets Perry on border crisis, says he’s not interested in ‘photo-ops’

Jonathan Tilove | The Austin American-Statesman President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he and Gov. Rick Perry generally agreed on what needed to be done to contend with the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the Texas-Mexico border. The president asked Perry to push Texas Republicans in Congress to swiftly approve the $3.7 billion needed to implement their shared ...

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10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

Kevin McGill | Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin ...

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