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Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winter
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal and state workers are joining farmers in round-the-clock repairs to levees in California's saturated Central Valley, where the wet winter has dams and waterways near or past capacity....

Residents return after flooding to access damage in San Jose
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Gloria Najar said it felt like an "apocalypse" when she returned home after being evacuated in a flood that sent waist-high water into homes and streets in San Jose....

Storm system that hit California moving into the Midwest
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More than 50 million people are being warned to watch for high winds or even tornadoes as a storm system that pummeled California this week moves into the Midwest. After the system clears, snow and cold could replace the spring-like conditions much of the region has enjoyed for the better part of a week....

Strong gales batter northern Europe, killing 1 in UK
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LONDON (AP) -- Powerful winds battered parts of northern Europe Thursday, disrupting transportation and killing a woman who was hit by flying debris in central England. In the Netherlands, the landing gear on a small passenger plane collapsed as it landed in heavy winds at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport....

The Latest: Most California flood victims allowed home
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the storms in California (all times local):...

Woman killed by flying debris as Storm Doris batters Britain
LONDON (AP) -- A woman was killed by flying debris in central England Thursday as storm winds of more than 90 mph (145 kph) battered the United Kingdom....

Iran blames sandstorm on Iraq after protests over power cuts
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities on Monday blamed neighboring Iraq for a sandstorm that knocked out power in an oil-rich southern province and sparked protests against local officials....

Tropical cyclone kills 7 in southern Mozambique
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Officials in Mozambique say seven people died and thousands of homes were destroyed in a tropical cyclone....

Texas woman, 2 children pulled from rubble left by tornado
VAN VLECK, Texas (AP) -- Residents of a coastal area southwest of Houston are cleaning up debris after at least six tornadoes left a swath of damaged buildings....

Ex-Sandinista says Nicaragua's ruling party persecuting him
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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest and noted poet who once served in Nicaragua's Sandinista government is claiming that the party is persecuting him, after he was hit with an $800,000 judgment in a lawsuit....

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