Thousands of flights were cancelled and supermarket shelves were left bare Friday as millions of Americans hunkered down for a winter storm expected to dump historic amounts of snow in the eastern United States. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

At least nine people have died in the US and 10 states have declared emergencies as Storm Jonas edges across the country and air travel continues to b(...)

Plowed snow sits in front of the Capitol building in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

The Washington DC area is bracing itself for heavy snowfall and high winds in what would be, if forecasts prove to be accurate, the worst winter storm(...)