Winter weather: What are cities doing with all the snow?
Lydia Vasquez scrapes ice from the windshield of her automobile in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 31. A front moved through the state early Monday morning, bringing with it freezing rain, snow, and cold. Ed Andrieski/AP
Snow removal crews work to clear runways at Philadelphia International Airport on Dec. 27. A powerful East Coast blizzard menaced would-be travelers by air, rail, and highway, leaving thousands without a way to get home after the holidays and shutting down major airports and rail lines for a second day. Matt Rourke/AP
A backhoe moves snow cleared from the streets in downtown Florence, Ala., on Jan. 12. Snow removal in the northwest Alabama area is expected to cost $100,000 per county. Matt McKean/TimesDaily/AP
Brandon Hutchison uses a broom to clear snow from used cars on a lot in Maysville, Ky., on Jan. 28. Several inches of snow fell overnight, closing area schools and slowing the commute to work for others. Terry Prather/The Ledger Independent/AP
Newark Mayor Cory Booker shovels snow to dig out Jasmine Ingram's vehicle, on Jan. 27, in Newark, N.J. 'It was very nice. I didn't expect it so it was shocking,' said Ingram, who was one of four people to have their vehicle dug out by the mayor and a group of residents. Julio Cortez/AP
Workers use heavy equipment to create a mountain of snow collected from surrounding parking lots at Shoppers' World in Framingham, Mass., on Jan. 28. Bill Sikes/AP
Mark Poulton piles snow as high as the basketball hoop while clearing his brother's driveway off North Harwinton Road in Plymouth, Conn., after another winter storm covered the area on Jan. 27. Mike Orazzi/The Bristol Press/AP
A young person makes his way down a snow-covered street in the aftermath of a winter storm in Philadelphia on Jan. 27. Matt Rourke/AP
A front loader carries snow to waiting trucks on Jan. 27 in Trenton, N.J., as the region digs out from an overnight storm that dumped as much as 19 inches in some areas. Mel Evans/AP
Workers remove snow from the Lindy Farms horse barn which collapsed in the early morning under heavy snow conditions in Somers, Conn., on Jan. 27. Firefighters rescued three trapped horses. Somers Fire Chief Gary Schiessl says one had to be put down, one is being treated, and the other is OK. David Butler II/Journal Inquirer/AP
A snowplow works to clear Route 1 near Princeton, N.J., during a winter storm on Jan. 27. Mel Evans/AP
Kim Jong-un's powerful uncle was accused of plotting a coup before he was put to death, raising the possibility of a further purge deep into the ranks of the military and the party.
Donald Kirk, Correspondent /
December 13, 2013
The execution of the man once perceived as the most influential figure in North Korea portends what analysts see as a growing purge of critics of the shaky rule of Kim Jong-un in a time of extreme uncertainty about the future of his regime.