24 hurt in Slovak snowstorm; heat causes worries in Portugal

Slovakia's police say 24 people were injured Thursday in a 40-car pileup during a heavy snowstorm in the northeastern part of the country. Rescuers spokesman Boris Chmel says the crashes occurred at about 6 a.m. (0400 GMT) near the city of Poprad. The damaged cars completely blocked the major traffic route connecting the capital Bratislava with the eastern part of the country. Some parts of Central Europe, including Slovakia and neighboring Czech Republic, have been hit by an unusual April ...