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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • With 'Overwatch' video game, Blizzard tries more accessible approach

    With 'Overwatch' video game, Blizzard tries more accessible approach
    Fans at Blizzard Entertainment Inc.'s annual convention kept slipping up and calling the company's big new video game "Overlord" — which sounds like an obvious, even cliche, name for the kind of dark, lurid shooter game everyone's grown used to....
  • Ask Tom: Could a rainstorm, if it fell as snow, beat the blizzard of '67?

    Ask Tom: Could a rainstorm, if it fell as snow, beat the blizzard of '67?
    Tom, What is the formula for converting inches of rain to inches of snow? Could a summer rainstorm, if it fell as snow, beat the blizzard of 1967? — John Tolley, Chicago Dear John, On average, 1 inch of rain equates to 10 inches of snow, a...
  • Not much to see in 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

    Not much to see in 'White Bird in a Blizzard'
    It's a bit of a shock that a filmmaker who's proved as bold and provocative as Gregg Araki ("Mysterious Skin," "Kaboom") could make a movie as flat and miscalculated as the coming-of-age mystery "White Bird in a Blizzard." Writer-director Araki's campy-...
  • Rudy Giuliani Slams Manuel Noriega's 'Call of Duty' Lawsuit in Court Hearing

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that jailed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's right of publicity lawsuit against Activision Blizzard for his depiction in a "Call of Duty" game is an "abomination" that threatened to stifle creative...
  • Giuliani defends 'Call of Duty' maker in suit by Panama's Noriega

    Giuliani defends 'Call of Duty' maker in suit by Panama's Noriega
    The maker of the popular "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" video game brought a hired gun, former New York mayor and lawyer Rudy Giuliani, to defend its prized brand from a lawsuit filed by ex-Panama military dictator Manuel Noriega. Noriega, now 80 years...
  • Meteorologists don't expect prolonged 'polar vortex' again this winter

    Meteorologists don't expect prolonged 'polar vortex' again this winter
    While the chill of the "polar vortex" and some snowy weather are forecast to return this winter, meteorologists don't expect them to have the same persistence as they did last winter, according to two seasonal forecasts issued Thursday. The National...
  • Freak Nepal blizzards kill at least 20, including hikers, guides

    Freak Nepal blizzards kill at least 20, including hikers, guides
    KATHMANDU - At least 20 people, including eight foreign hikers and a group of yak herders, were killed in Nepal by unseasonal blizzards and avalanches triggered by the tail of cyclone Hudhud, officials said on Wednesday. Rescue officials said the...
  • Rudy Giuliani Joins Activision Team Fighting Manuel Noriega's 'Call of Duty' Lawsuit

    "Call of Duty" publisher Activision Blizzard has brought in former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to help fight former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's right of publicity lawsuit over his depiction in its "Black Ops II" game. Giuliani's role in the...
  • Judge: Daily Press would freeze settlement talks

    We thought we were more like a cool and comfortable breeze, but a federal judge said a Daily Press reporter would bring on the "the winter cold of a polar vortex" if we listened in on a conference call between lawyers in the David Boyce case. Boyce, 44,...
  • Ask Tom: Not much snow in 'Children's Blizzard'

    Dear Tom, I recently finished a book about the Children's Blizzard of 1888, but the book never actually said how much snow fell. Could you shed any light? Dennis Glade Dear Dennis, The Jan. 12, 1888, blizzard that paralyzed the northern Plains and...
  • Could Paul McCartney's Next Hit be for Video Game 'Destiny'?

    Could a little Beatlemania rub off on Activision Blizzard's "Destiny?" Paul McCartney, who has been composing the score for the tentpole videogame, that launches Sept. 9, and was created by "Halo"-creators Bungie, will also release a single he wrote...