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The Latest: California freeway reopened after flooding

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on storms in California (all times local):...

Thousands flee, freeway shut in flooding near San Francisco

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Rising floodwaters sent at least 14,000 residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose, California, and forced the shutdown of a major freeway Wednesday....

Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Severe storms that pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas ripped the roofs from homes and damaged dozens of other houses and apartments in San Antonio and toppled auto-carrier cars of a freight train near Austin, authorities said Monday....

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....

Chris Christie signs bill to stop Sandy-related foreclosures
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday aimed at preventing mortgage foreclosures on houses damaged by Superstorm Sandy but not before he derided lawmakers over the measure's wording and possible effects....

The Latest: NASA: New Orleans facility closed after tornado

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