Weather

Winter storm kills at least 8 in the South; warmup begins

A winter storm blamed for at least eight deaths has blanketed the South in snow and ice, causing traffic pileups, canceling hundreds of flights and prompting officials to urge people to stay indoors through Thursday afternoon, when a considerable warmup began.

FAA to investigate after JFK winter storm meltdown

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's actions at John F. Kennedy International Airport during a winter storm that left the airport with hundreds of delayed and canceled flights and stranded travelers.

IV bags in short supply across US after Hurricane Maria

Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced intermittent shortages of IV bags, which are used to administer and dilute medications. The devastation caused by the Category 4 hurricane -- the first to hit the island in more than eight decades -- amplified the IV bag shortage, in particular sodium chloride 0.9% injection bags, which are ubiquitous in medical facilities and hospitals.