There is mixed reaction to the new shift in relations between the U.S. and Cuba, especially from Chicagoans whose families fled the island nation. But a former Illinois governor is praising the president's action.
A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with strong winds, areas of heavy snow, wind-swept rain and thunderstorms.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
Several storms with snow, ice, rain and thunderstorms may affect areas from the South Central states to the Northeast through the weekend after Christmas.