With more than 5 feet already on the ground in some areas of western New York state, another 3 feet is forecast. Worse yet, warming temperatures over the weekend could turn much of it to flood water.
Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.
How about some good — even great — news from American orchestras? Today and tomorrow, four of the country's biggest ensembles are playing world premieres by prominent composers.
Also: Secretary of State Kerry continues work on Iran nuclear agreement; a study finds 3 minivans fare poorly in crash tests; and a noisy Oregon rooster needs to find a new home.
Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
Tallahassee's police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.
Amanda Palmer's new The Art of Asking outlines a well-intentioned but hazy philosophy of asking for help. Critic Annalisa Quinn says Palmer glosses over societal realities of who has access to help.
In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles are in place on on either side of road, allowing strangers to face off in a version of the classic arcade game Pong.
Anthropologist Barbara J. King says the cross-cultural norm for sleep deviates significantly from the long, uninterrupted night of rest insomniacs may dream about — if they can sleep enough to dream.
Tony and Jan Jenkinson gave the Broadway Hotel in England a bad review. The hotel charged them $125 — saying they had a no bad review policy. Their money has since been refunded.
Low consumer spending is a major problem for Japan's economy, which has slipped into recession.
Japan has tumbled back into recession, its third in the past four years, defying the efforts of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to lead the big — though aging — economy out of a deflationary abyss and back to growth. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel about what's gone wrong there. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."
Residents in Buffalo, New York, are still dealing with the 6 feet of snow that has fallen so far this week. That includes football fans who hope to clear out their stadium before Sunday's game.
Steve Inskeep talks to Claudia Paz y Paz who scored convictions against organized crime and an infamous ex-general. Paz y Paz overhauled a prosecutor's office in a country better known for corruption.
Then on Friday, President Obama will speak about immigration at a Las Vegas High School. It's the same school where Obama launched his push for an immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.
As Ferguson residents await a grand jury decision, Missouri's governor launched a commission aimed at tackling some of the systemic issues that were showcased by Michael Brown's shooting death.
Immigration politics are taking center stage. Arun Rath talks to the Pew Research Center's Jeffrey Passel about the declining number of undocumented immigrants arriving from Mexico.
She says she'll divest herself of the villa after her ownership became clouded by questions of corruption and conflict of interest. It's the latest challenge to her husband, President Pena Nieto.
The measure funding the government runs out next month. That, coupled with GOP anger over President Obama's promised executive action on immigration, means a Washington showdown could be brewing.
Nielsen, the company that measures broadcast and cable ratings, will begin using its technology to calculate the viewership of streaming services like Netflix. Also, Bill Cosby projects are canceled.