Posts by Jason Sickles, Yahoo

  • American father Philip Wood confirmed as passenger on missing Malaysia Airlines jet

    Yahoo News1 mth ago

    DALLAS – One of three Americans aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is a longtime IBM executive who raised his family in North Texas before moving to East Asia.

    The name of Philip Wood, 50, is among 239 people identified on a passenger manifest provided by the airline. Two others with American passports are listed as Nicole Meng, 4, and Yan Zhang, age 2.

    Wood’s ex-wife confirmed the family’s fears in a Facebook post on Saturday afternoon.

    “Philip Wood was a wonderful man,” wrote Elaine Wood, who still lives in the Dallas area. “Although we were no longer married, he is still family. His sons and I just want peace and quiet right now.”

    Elaine's Facebook page was quickly flooded with messages of condolences from friends and family. Wood’s oldest son is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University, which his younger son now attends.

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  • Tornadoes, strong thunderstorms threaten East Coast

    Yahoo News1 mth ago

    Just a week after being buried by snow and ice, a number of states along the East Coast are dealing with the threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes on Friday.

    Severe weather watches and warnings are in play from the Florida Panhandle to Philadelphia, including tornado alerts for Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and North and South Carolina.

    New #tornado watch just issued for the rest of eastern NC until 7pm. Map of all current tornado watches. pic.twitter.com/jT6U2kbaFy

    The bumpy weather is a product of a cold front pushing toward the Eastern Seaboard.

    From the National Weather Service:

    A deep supply of moisture flowing northward from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of the cold front is resulting in widespread moderate to heavy rainfall, along with strong thunderstorms. Most locations across the East Coast states should experience a round of rain and embedded thunderstorms lasting for a few hours as the band of rainfall moves eastward.

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