1. WHITE CHRISTMAS

    Blizzard Hits Western U.S.

    Susan Montoya Bryan / AP Photo

    If you're planning on spending the holidays out west, we hope you're there already. A heavy snow storm blew into the region late Thursday night, causing flight delays in Albuquerque and Denver. High winds forced dozens of motorists off a major highway in western New Mexico, where more than a foot of snow had piled up by Friday morning. A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service was lifted by the afternoon, though meteorologists said snowfall was expected to continue through the night.

    Read it at Associated Press