Arctic blast set to spread across the U.S. in record cold snap

A resident plays with his dog as snow falls in Humboldt Park on November 11, 2019 in Chicago
Snow falls in Humboldt Park, Chicago, on Monday. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Snow cancelled some 1,000 flights at Chicago airports Monday as an arctic blast brings freezing temperatures to tens of millions of people across the U.S. this week, AP reports.

Why it matters: The National Weather Service (NWS) warns "widespread record cold" is possible for much of the country this week. It says 385 cold records could tumble from the Plains to the East Coast through Thursday.

Report: Southwest risks grounding of 3 dozen jets over safety concerns

A Southwest Airline plane
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Southwest Airline Co. currently lacks the proper paperwork to confirm that three dozen of its jets meet all federal safety standards as regulators consider grounding the planes, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: "Southwest's difficulty documenting the maintenance history of the used planes is unusual," writes the Journal.