January 6th, 2014
04:08 AM ET

Jahi McMath released from California hospital

Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl on a ventilator who was declared brain dead by doctors in California after tonsil surgery, was released from a hospital to her mother Sunday night.

"The body of Jahi McMath was released by Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland to the coroner," said David Durand, the hospital's chief of pediatrics. "The coroner has released her body to the custody of her mother, Latasha Winkfield, as per court order, for a destination unknown."

She left the hospital accompanied by a critical care team, attached to a ventilator, but with no feeding tube in place.

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January 6th, 2014
03:57 AM ET

Deep South braces for deep freeze

Get ready for some of the coldest weather in decades.

About 140 million Americans are bracing for a polar blast that's barreling across the country this week, shattering records in some places..

Much of the United States will see the coldest temperatures in almost 20 years, the National Weather Service said. Some cities will experience temperatures 30 to 50 degrees below average.

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Filed under: U.S. • Weather