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Iowa flooding 911 call: 'A boy went in the sewer'
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A passing motorist tells authorities a "boy went in the sewer" and "his mother is yelling for him" during a 911 call that prompted a frantic search for two Iowa teenagers swept into an open storm drain during a flash flood. One died and the other survived....

Crews work to restore power after Eastern storms
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SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) -- Utility crews worked Thursday to restore power in some Eastern states hit hard by severe storms nearly two days earlier, and one rural New York town picked through the debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado....

Tropical storm Neoguri hits Japan's main islands
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TOKYO (AP) -- A major storm dumped heavy rain on western Japan Thursday after sweeping through the southern islands of Okinawa, where it caused extensive flooding, knocked out power and injured at least 32 people. The storm also boosted rainfall levels in other parts of the country, leaving two people dead....

First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp
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MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) -- More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp. Then, the sky began to darken and a light rain began to fall....

Woman treads water for 3 hours in Lake Mead storm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Henderson woman who became separated from her family and jet ski when a sudden storm whipped up 8-foot-tall swells on Lake Mead treaded water for more than three hours before she was rescued Tuesday, National Parks Service officials said....

Tornado confirmed in Michigan; some injuries
KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) -- A severe thunderstorm packing winds estimated at more than 80 mph spawned a tornado, injured at least six people and caused significant damage to homes in western Michigan, officials said Monday, and storms with tornadoes damaged some homes in Iowa....

Tropical Storm Fausto forms in Pacific off Mexico
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Fausto has formed over the Pacific Ocean far from Mexico's coast and forecasters say it poses no immediate threat to land....

Dust storm hits Phoenix, flights grounded
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PHOENIX (AP) -- The first dust storm of the summer blasted Phoenix Thursday night with strong and blinding winds that forced the cancellation of holiday plans, knocked out power to thousands, and grounded numerous flights....

Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast
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KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) -- A strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Carolina coast to abandon their Independence Day plans while cities farther up the East Coast rescheduled fireworks displays threatened by rain from the storm....

Evacuation ordered for island on NC's Outer Banks
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Emergency officials are ordering a mandatory evacuation of a fragile barrier island along North Carolina's Outer Banks as Tropical Storm Arthur approaches....

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