A heavy rain and snowstorm is headed towards the U.S. East Coast and is expected to hit the region Wednesday.
It already dropped four inches of snow in New Mexico and pounded parts of Texas.
Heavy rain is expected to sweep into the eastern third of the country and is likely to cause large traffic jams and damage. The storm is carrying heavy rains in the front, while snow looms behind and is expected to hit later in the evening. more >>
This time of year is usually filled with songs about baby Jesus and expressions of the great joy that emanates from the Christmas story. It seems no one told actor Johnny Depp who lent his voice to the rock band Babybird for a Christmas song filled with images of a drunken, party going Jesus, in the song “Jesus Stag Night Club.”
The song portrays Jesus as the facilitator for a stag night or better known in the states as a bachelor party. Hired by a group of teenagers believing him to be a look-alike, they discover in the end that he wasn’t a fake but the real Jesus.
During the night Jesus invites many to his night club as he enjoys his drunken night which leaves him passed out by the end. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was yet again criticized for his “flip-flops” Sunday, when President Barack Obama’s campaign adviser, Robert Gibbs, said the former Massachusetts governor is a “political gymnast” who changes positions just to get elected.
“I think the reason that Mitt Romney… hasn’t caught fire is if you hear what he says today, it’s likely to change tomorrow,” Gibbs, former White House press secretary, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
Calling Romney “a political gymnast of the highest order,” Gibbs said, “He will say virtually anything to get elected to any office.” more >>
More than 200,000 people in Southern California and some parts of Utah are still without power after this week’s windstorm, which reported shocking peak gusts of up to 101 mph.
Damaging homes, knocking out power lines, and toppling trees, the violent winds that blasted through Los Angeles early Thursday through Friday morning blew out the electricity to more than 350,000 customers in California, while an additional 55,000 residents in Utah also reported power outages, Reuters reported.
Mayor Michael D. Antonovich declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County as a result of the violent gusts, “to ensure that state and federal financial resources [were] available to serve county residents impacted by the storm.” more >>
The 2011 hurricane season ends Wednesday leaving 120 people dead and causing over $11 billion in damage, according to estimates.
The season produced 19 named tropical storms – well above the average of 11 in a given season and representing the third-highest total since records began in 1851, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Seven of the tropical storms grew into hurricanes, including three major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher with top winds of 111 mph and greater). A tropical storm is named if and when wind speeds reach 39 mph, and a storm is called a hurricane if and when winds reach 74 mph. more >>
A string of small earthquakes have been rattling Oklahoma over the past month and residents are wondering if the natural disasters are to blame for an emerging sinkhole.
The sinkhole opened up near Sayre, Okla., a few days after an earthquake struck the state around two weeks ago. Residents of Beckham County say that the sinkhole is so large that a small house can fit inside of it.
The massive hole forming in the ground is about 40-feet wide and 40-feet deep, according to NBC station KFOR-TV. The hole is likely to continue to expand in the coming days. more >>