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Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Cristobal weakens to depression, drenches Mexico Gulf coast

Jun. 4, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression Thursday as it moved inland from Mexico’s Gulf coast toward the Guatemalan border, bringing flooding and winds that have already caused the deaths of six people. The weakening came before a predicted turn northward toward the U.S. The...

Missouri sees damage from tornadoes, rare colliding storms

Jun. 4, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Parts of western Missouri saw minor damage from two weak tornadoes, as well as a rare phenomenon of two storms moving in opposite directions that collided around Kansas City. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado early Thursday morning with peak winds of 80 mph (128.7...

Flooding from heavy seasonal rains leaves 16 dead in Yemen

Jun. 4, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Floods swept through Yemen amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving at least 16 people dead and flooding dozens of homes, security officials said Thursday. The casualties were reported in eastern Hadramawt and southern Shabwa provinces, where it began raining late Wednesday, said the...

Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall on Mexico Gulf coast

Jun. 3, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain on the already soaked region ahead of an expected eventual turn toward the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The Mexican army evacuated 138 people...

Storm kills 3, rips roof off 7-story apartment building

Jun. 3, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A brief but severe storm killed three people in southeastern Pennsylvania and ripped the roof off a seven-story apartment building, authorities said. Montgomery County officials said the three fatalities occurred in separate incidents during Wednesday's noontime storm, two in Lower...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2005, file photo, floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina fill the streets near downtown New Orleans. Two New Orleans universities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and a government contractor are defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud involving more than $100 million in Hurricane Katrina aid. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Universities, archdiocese named in lawsuit over Katrina aid

Jun. 3, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two New Orleans universities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and a government contractor are defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud involving more than $100 million in Hurricane Katrina aid. The 2016 federal lawsuit was unsealed Wednesday by the U.S....

Louisiana readying as Tropical Storm Cristobal takes aim

Jun. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents are being warned to ready for Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is on track for a direct hit to the state by the weekend. Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that state officials are preparing for a storm that the National Weather Service has said could dump as...

Tornado, large hail in west-central, southern Minnesota

Jun. 3, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — At least one tornado moved through west-central and southern Minnesota, but there are no reports of injuries or widespread damage, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado was reported near Garden City about 5 p.m. Tuesday. The weather service issued a tornado warning...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 3, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ May 31 The American Press on giving the elderly an alternative to nursing homes: The devastating death toll in the nation’s nursing homes has given new emphasis on possible alternatives for the care of the country’s senior citizens. Nationally, the...

Police officers patrol a deserted beach before Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. A storm in the Arabian Sea off India's west coast intensified into a severe cyclone on Wednesday, gathering speed as it barreled toward India's financial capital of Mumbai. Nisarga was forecast to drop heavy rains and winds gusting up to 120 kilometers (75 miles) per hour when it makes landfall Wednesday afternoon as a category 4 cyclone near the coastal city of Alibagh, about 98 kilometers (60 miles) south of Mumbai, India's Meteorological Department said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Cyclone spares India's business capital from major damage

Jun. 3, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — The first cyclone in more than a century to hit India's financial capital of Mumbai appeared to have largely spared the metropolis on Wednesday. No deaths or major damages were reported as workers began clearing fallen trees and other debris from affected areas along India's western...