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Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical northeast
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) -- A powerful cyclone packing winds of up to 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour roared across Australia's tropical northeast on Tuesday, uprooting trees, tearing down fences and knocking out power to thousands, officials said....

Matthew, Otto being retired as Atlantic tropical storm names
MIAMI (AP) -- The names Matthew and Otto have been retired for Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes following the deadly 2016 season....

Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee on Monday....

The Latest: Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The Latest on severe weather affecting parts of the United States (all times local):...

Strong storms kill 1, damage homes across the South
ATLANTA (AP) -- Severe storms caused at least one death, damaged homes, downed trees and knocked out power as areas around the South were pounded with wind, rain and hail....

US hurricane center chief going back to The Weather Channel
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MIAMI (AP) -- The director of the National Hurricane Center is going back to work at The Weather Channel....

Dog rescued from Asia saved again in NYC during snowstorm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A dog that was rescued from Asia has been rescued a second time after it ran away from its handler in New York City during the middle of this week's snowstorm....

Zebra born in upstate NY during snowstorm is named Blizzard
CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (AP) -- A baby zebra born at a central New York wild animal park during this week's snowstorm has been given a fitting name: Blizzard....

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