• Dave Delcourt, a handler on musher Ray Redington Jr.'s sled dog team, holds Dozer for a pre-race blood screening and heart check at Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race headquarters in Wasilla, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Low snow in the Anchorage area may cause havoc for the race's ceremonial start on March 5, 2016, and the race's board of directors will decide Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, whether the race will have to move its official start scheduled the next day in Willow, Alaska, further north to Fairbanks. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

    Low snow causes havoc again with Iditarod

    WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Another low snow year in Alaska has organizers worried about where to start the world’s most famous sled dog race.

    Updated: 6:32 pm

  • Dave Delcourt, a handler on musher Ray Redington Jr.'s sled dog team, holds Dozer for a pre-race blood screening and heart check at Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race headquarters in Wasilla, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Low snow in the Anchorage area may cause havoc for the race's ceremonial start on March 5, 2016, and the race's board of directors will decide Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, whether the race will have to move its official start scheduled the next day in Willow, Alaska, further north to Fairbanks. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

    Low snow causes havoc again with Iditarod

    WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Another low snow year in Alaska is playing havoc with the world’s most famous sled dog race, at least for the start.

  • This image made available by Flavio Cadegiani shows damage to Royal Caribbean's ship Anthem of the Seas, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing passengers into their cabins overnight. No injuries were reported and only minor damage to some public areas. The ship is turning around and sailing back to its home port in New Jersey. (Flavio Cadegiani via AP)

    US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

    MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.

  • A woman clears off her snow-covered car after work in Pittsfield, Mass, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts with up to 18 inches of snow. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) BERKSHIRE COURIER OUT, GREAT BARRINGTON RECORD OUT, RURAL INTELLIGENCER OUT, BERKSHIRES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod

    BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 people.

  • Official details storm’s lasting effects on dairy industry

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could take months to tally the true costs of a winter storm that killed an untold number of livestock and derailed New Mexico’s dairy industry, the state’s top agriculture official warned lawmakers Monday.

  • North Koreans applaud as they watch an electronic screen announcing the launch of a satellite on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at the Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea’s state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation’s history and the “greatest gift of loyalty” to the country’s young leader, Kim Jong Un.

  • Nebraska college deflates damaged athletic complex dome

    SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — Briar Cliff University has deflated its athletic complex dome after finding a tear in the fabric caused by heavy snowfall and high winds.

  • Refugees walk towards the border with Serbia from the transit center for refugees near northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Macedonia accepts people only from war-affected zones who declare Austria or Germany as their final destination. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes

    PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) — Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans.

  • Aqueduct cancels Friday racing because of weather

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aqueduct canceled the Friday racing because of winter weather conditions in the New York area.

  • Warm weather forces shortened toboggan championships

    CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Warm weather in Maine has forced the National Toboggan Championships to be postponed on Friday, shortened to one day and moved to a new location.