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California's largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Jul. 25, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state's largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already...

Disabled man says rat-infested camper is only housing option

Jul. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Stewart Buller, 54, has spent the last two months at a Lake Charles RV park, living in a rundown camper that has power, but no running water. Disabled for the last two years, he has to retrieve water from a nearby faucet, urinate in cups and defecate in buckets. ...

Indiana Lake Michigan port sees big jump in shipments

Jul. 24, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's Lake Michigan port has seen a big increase in shipments this year as the global economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic. In June, the port handled a 52% spike in cargo. So far this year, the Port of...

Enbridge: Anchor in Straits of Mackinac will be recovered

Jul. 23, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — An anchor will be recovered from the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac after it became detached from a cable during maintenance of an oil pipeline, Enbridge Energy said Friday. “There was no risk to the pipelines,” the company said in a...

Western wildfires grow, but better weather helps crews

Jul. 22, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Lower winds and better weather helped crews using bulldozers and helicopters battling the nation’s largest wildfire in southern Oregon, but gusty winds pushed a Northern California wildfire into Nevada on Thursday, prompting evacuations as blazes burn across the West. ...

Police ID man whose body was recovered from Tempe Town Lake

Jul. 20, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police have identified a man whose body was recovered from Tempe Town Lake last weekend. Tempe police said Tuesday that the circumstances surrounding 35-year-old Aaron Lee Yazzi running into the lake still are not known. Police...

Mississippi Lt Gov: Corps ignored spillway operating manual

Jul. 20, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers ignored its own operating manual when it twice opened a Mississippi River spillway in 2019, causing an environmental and economic disaster in Mississippi and Louisiana, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday. He...

Health officials warn about toxic algae blooms in Utah Lake

Jul. 20, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Health officials have warned that algae blooms are turning up in Utah Lake that can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals. The Utah County Health Department warned Friday that samples taken from the lake water on July 13 show that cyanobacteria...

Vermont Health Department warns about toxic algae blooms

Jul. 20, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department warned Tuesday that algae blooms are turning up in Vermont waters that can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals. The department is encouraging people to go to its website to view a video and photos of what...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jul. 19, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. July 18, 2021. Editorial: Our Great Lakes deserve a group effort to protect them Taken separately, the threats to the health of the Great Lakes are enough to raise alarm. Together they are a crisis,...