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Powerful Winds Buffet New England, Knock Out Power in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — A powerful storm with gusts topping 60 mph swept across coastal New England, knocking out electricity for more than 100,000 homes and businesses in Maine, officials said Tuesday. Maine recorded gusts of 63 mph (101 kph) in …

Jet Stream Detour Leaves Midwest Farmers Drenched, Canadians Dried Out

North American farmers are stuck between a flood and a dry spot, and there is little immediate help ahead. Two high-pressure ridges have trapped the jet stream between them, forcing it into an unusually stagnant S-path in which it gathers …