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(CNN) - Flights are canceled, cars are piling up in icy crashes, and millions are stranded - many at home, others along roads. And this isn't just typical winter fare slamming the Northeast. It's part of a rare pattern walloping virtually the entire United States at once.
"It's very unusual," CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said Monday. "This literally spreads across the entire U.S., and we're 12 days from the official start of winter."
Temperatures have plunged below freezing in parts of California and Nevada, including Las Vegas.
Wind chills are 40 below zero in the Midwest. Snow and ice have blanketed a large swath of the Northeast, all the way up to Maine.
(CNN) - Eighteen current and former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were indicted as part of an FBI investigation into alleged civil rights abuses and corruption, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Sixteen of them made initial appearances in federal court in Los Angeles Monday afternoon, with two others schedule to go before a judge later in the day.
The two-year FBI probe focused on allegations that sheriff's officials had fostered a culture in which deputies were permitted to beat and humiliate inmates and cover up misconduct at the nation's largest county jail.