1. ICE COLD

    27 Dead from Freezing Weather

    Greg DeRuiter/Lansing State Journal, via AP

    Twenty-seven people have died in the freezing temperatures left behind by an ice storm that knocked down power lines from Michigan across the Northeast—with 17 fatalities in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Of those deaths in Canada, seven were caused by carbon-monoxide poisoning from generators or barbecue grills used to keep warm. Tens of thousands of Americans who lost power in an ice storm over the weekend will remain in the dark and cold until Friday, as frigid temperatures have not allowed the ice to melt. The American Red Cross set up a warming shelter and is providing meals for people out of a mobile food truck in Flint, Mich., the state hit the hardest by the storm.

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