Catastrophic 'Tornado Alley' may be moving east

FOX News

File photo: Storm clouds seen gathering over New York City on May 15, 2018. The country's Tornado Alley -- a twister-heavy area typically associated with the Great Plains– is now shifting eastward, an alarming new study found. More and more tornadoes have been popping up in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Ohio and Michigan, according to the study, published Wednesday in the journal Climate and Atmospheric Science. Fewer funnels are breaking out across the Great Plains, including Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas -- with the biggest drop in the central and eastern parts of the Lone Star State. Still, the study said, Texas sees the most tornadoes out of any state.


Where To Move To Make Good Money? Top 25 US Cities To Stretch Your Salary In 2016

International Business Times

Whether you're new to the job market or in the middle of your career, Americans are always looking to strike the right balance between their salaries and cost of living. The perfect scenario involves a solid salary that won't be completely sucked up by your mortgage or rent, and according to jobs site GlassDoor.com Detroit, Michigan is the best in the country. The Motor City sits well above the rest of the country in GlassDoor's list Monday of the Top 25 cities "Where Your Pay Goes Furthest," followed by Memphis, Tennessee at No. 2, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at No. 3, Cleveland, Ohio at No. 4, and Indianapolis, Indiana rounding out the top 5. On top of Detroit, from a regional perspective, the Midwest and South stand out as real areas for potential growth. Several of Ohio, North Carolina, and Texas' cities made the top 25.


Amazon Releases Finalist Cities for Second Headquarters

U.S. News

The list released on Thursday includes the cities of Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Newark, New Jersey; Columbus, Ohio. It also listed northern Virginia and Montgomery County in Maryland as potential sites.


Three killed, 95 million in path of east-bound U.S. storm system packing supercells, twisters

The Japan Times

ST. LOUIS – A spring-like storm system spawned tornadoes that destroyed more than 100 homes and killed three people in the Central U.S. before it rumbled eastward Wednesday, putting about 95 million people in its path, forecasters said. The compact but strong storms, known as supercells, moved into the region on Tuesday and raked parts of Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri before moving into Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Forecasters with the Storm Prediction Center said the storm system appeared headed toward the mid-Atlantic states and southern New England, and that New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. could be affected. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, received about two dozen reports of possible tornadoes late Tuesday and early Wednesday. Warning coordination meteorologist Patrick Marsh said crews are still determining if damage was from tornadoes or straight-line winds, and how many twisters touched down.


AT&T union, prepping for strike, details deep layoffs that counter tax reform vows

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

President Donald Trump gathered workers from around the U.S. to help show the benefits that are being seen from the tax cut plan recently passed. A major union preparing to strike against AT&T has compiled a detailed report of U.S. layoffs and call center closures that it says shows the telecom giant has violated its own post-tax reform promises. The Communications Workers of America, which is in ongoing contract talks with AT&T on behalf of 14,000 workers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, as well as its nationwide Legacy T contract, says the company has been cutting call center workers in favor of outsourcing, despite its promises to invest in its workers after President Trump's passage of sweeping tax cuts. In December, AT&T issued $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees after the tax reform bill's passage. The company also promised to increase investment in the U.S. and, the union charges, implied hiring increases.