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Review: Official 'Warcraft' movie trailer releases

Not long after teasing the masses with a 16 second look at the new 'Warcraft' movie, BlizzCon 2015 offers fans the full trailer.

'Crippling' 36 inches of snow ends up as meagre 6 inches

Billed as the Blizzard of 2015, many residents of New York City and northern New Jersey woke expecting to find up to 36 inches of snow this morning. Instead, just 6.3 inches lay outside.

Bodies of four Canadians killed in Nepal avalanche recovered

Katmandu - Officials say a blizzard and avalanche in Nepal’s Himalayas climbing region have killed at least 20 people, including four Canadians. Dozens more trekkers are said to be missing after the powerful storm hit the region.

NYC Mayor de Blasio under fire from Al Roker for school decision

New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is keeping a low profile after weathering a storm of his own by keeping the public school system open during Thursday's blizzard and angering celebrity meteorologist Al Roker.

Stricken Russian vessel spends New Year still stranded on ice

The Russian vessel, Akademik Shokalskiy has been stuck in thick ice since Christmas Day and although the stricken ship has now been spotted, it remains stuck with 74 passengers, crew and scientists on board.

South Dakota's ranchers attacked by surprise snowstorm

Sioux Falls - An out-of-season October blizzard hit South Dakota with a vengeance at a time when not even a hint of snow is to be expected for a while. No one was prepared for the blast that would ultimately wipe out numerous ranchers' livestock.

April blizzard shuts down most of Central U.S. Special

A spring blizzard now being called Winter Storm Walda closed airports and freeways in the Central United States. The storm caused a train to derail, widespread damage and brought normal life to a standstill.

Father dies saving his daughter from winter storm

Tokyo - A highly doting father froze to death in order to save his only child from perishing in a winter storm in northern Japan. Mikio Okada did what he could to keep his 9-year-old daughter, Natsune, from succumbing to the cold. Sadly, it cost Mikio his life.

Blizzard expected to hit California, go as far as Midwest

A brutal winter storm is expected to hit the US once again. Except this time, it is coming onto the west coast. After hitting California, the blizzard is expected to bring snow to the Southwest before making its way to the Midwest.

Pregnant woman pulled through snow on makeshift sled to hospital

Naugatuck - With nearly 30 inches of snow on ground following a visit from Winter Storm Nemo, a frantic husband and neighbors use a makeshift sled to get a women going into labor to the hospital.

Mass. boy, 11, dies of carbon monoxide poisoning during blizzard

Boston - An 11-year-old Massachusetts boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning on Saturday after he sat in a running car for warmth while his father was shoveling snow to get the car out of a snow bank.

'Historic' Winter Storm Nemo lives up to predictions

Winter Storm Nemo has lived up to its projections, dumping in excess of two feet of snow in many parts of northeastern portion of the United States, while heavy winds also knocked out power across the region.

New York, 3 other states declare state of emergency

Albany - New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has declared a state of emergency as Winter Storm Nemo makes its way northward along the east coast of the United States.

Residents prepare for potentially 'historic' Winter Storm Nemo Special

Less than four months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged much of the northeast, residents in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts are preparing for a major blizzard.

West Virginia buried by snow from Hurricane Sandy

The rain has stopped and the flood waters have begun to recede in New York and New Jersey, but for those living in West Virginia, Hurricane Sandy is still wreaking havoc.

Overwhelmed Diablo 3 servers crash on launch day

The much-anticipated launch of PC game Diablo 3 had a rocky start, with servers overwhelmed by heavy traffic. The game was due to launch at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time, but many gamers were unable to access the game until around 1:30 a.m.

After a mild winter, New Hampshire's Seacoast hit by winter storm Special

Dover - New Hampshire's Seacoast area was hit hard today by a winter storm, the first storm of 2012 to result in notable accumulation.

11,000 Serbian villagers trapped by heavy snow and blizzards

Serbian authorities on Thursday said at least 11,000 villagers are trapped by heavy snow and blizzards in Serbia's mountains. Europe has in the past week been experiencing a "deep freeze," with the death toll in Eastern Europe having risen to 122.

Northwest Arkansas closed due to 'Snowmageddon' Special

City halls, schools, church services, the local airport, and many businesses are closed due to a massive snow storm that hit northwest Arkansas in the morning hours and the snow continues to fall.

Was Toronto's massive snowstorm actually 'snow big deal?' Special

Toronto - Prior to the two-day snowstorm, the Toronto media published reports explaining how bad the storm was going to be. Despite the dire warnings, the "snowmageddon," or "snowpocalypse," has been "snow big deal."

Snow day: Third largest Chicago blizzard halts school, business Special

Chicago - What started Tuesday as a heavy snow fall turned into an overwhelming blizzard in the Chicago-land area today, February 2, 2011.

Photo Essay: Blizzard conditions in Northwest Arkansas Special

The freezing rain began in the early morning hours followed by inch after inch of snow with wind gusts up to 40 mph, and photographers captured images of the blizzard conditions.

NYPost: New York snow clearing slowed purposely as budget protest

Unionized snow-clearing sanitation teams operating in New York City boroughs purposely slowed their efforts to protest budgetary issues, stranding countless city residents. The city denies the allegations.

Mayors praised for communicating via Twitter during blizzard

Newark - Mayors Cory Booker of Newark, NJ and Mark Boughton of Danbury, CT, were applauded for their use of Twitter as a means to reach out to their citizens during and after the snow blizzard that hit the northeastern region of the United States last December 26.

Massive blizzard paralyzes travel plans across U.S. east coast

One of the most powerful blizzards of the season pounded the American east coast, paralyzing flights, trains and road travel Monday. New York's three airports were shut down last night after at least 2,000 flights were canceled on Sunday.

New Jersey residents digging out from the Boxing Day blizzard Special

With wind gusts topping 50 miles per hour and snow drifts more than four feet deep, New Jersey residents began the arduous task of digging themselves out.

Video game StarCraft 2 available July 27, 800,000 units presold

The highly anticipated sequel to the 1998 strategy video game StarCraft will be available tomorrow. Already, 800,000 StarCraft 2 games have been pre-sold and insiders expect sales to reach one million during the game's first week.

Blizzard Cancels the Use of Real Names in Online Gaming

After introducing the idea for everyone to use their real names in the online Blizzard gaming, the community cries out in protest.

Blizzard Attack Toronto's Dundas Square Special

Toronto - Celebrating 25 years of the Blizzard, Dairy Queen was at Yonge-Dundas Square today giving away a free treat. People stood in line to get their Dairy Queen Blizzard.

Spring blizzard hits United Kingdom, 12 inches of snow expected

London - As some nations around the world at this time experience lovely Spring weather conditions, parts of the United Kingdom will be hit by a spring blizzard. England and Scotland are expecting 12 inches of snow.
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Blizzard conditions near Sulphur Springs  Ark.  Feb. 1  2011.
Blizzard conditions near Sulphur Springs, Ark. Feb. 1, 2011.
Ronda Guyll Sullivan
File photo: A woman facing the snow storm in Toronto.
File photo: A woman facing the snow storm in Toronto.
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Dog in snow drifts during blizzard of 2010-2011 season.  December 2010.
Dog in snow drifts during blizzard of 2010-2011 season. December 2010.
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Chicago blizzard 2011
Blizzard conditions in Northwest Arkansas.  Bentonville  Ark.  Feb. 1  2011.
Blizzard conditions in Northwest Arkansas. Bentonville, Ark. Feb. 1, 2011.
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Trudging through heavy snow in Switzerland
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Snow drifts
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Blackbird in blizzard. Sulphur Springs, Ark. Feb. 1, 2011.
Ronda Guyll Sullivan
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A blizzard
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Truck with plow on unplowed road in Medford, NS.
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Projected snowfall amounts for Winter Storm Nemo
Projected snowfall amounts for Winter Storm Nemo
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Dogs adjusting to Chicago's blizzard of 2011
Tree limbs litter a road in West Virginia after weight of the snow from Hurricane Sandy became too h...
Tree limbs litter a road in West Virginia after weight of the snow from Hurricane Sandy became too heavy.
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Blizzard in Brooklyn, December 27, 2010
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Dogs adjusting to Chicago's blizzard of 2011
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Chicago blizzard 2011
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