Severe storms have swept through several small towns.
Ueli Steck acclaimed for rapid ascents.
Reported $1 trillion-plus spending bill will fund agencies through Oct. 1.
U.S.-led coalition providing air, ground support.
National security aide has courted controversy for his views.
Former Premier hopes win will bolster the center-left's ability to counter growing support for populists.
White House describes conversation as ‘very friendly.’
Chris Hurst seeks Virginia state House seat.
Makes first visit to the kingdom in seven years.
Beach in northern San Diego County closed after incident.