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Italian disaster puts spotlight on highway management

Aug. 16, 2018 6:54 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — As Italy comes to terms with the disaster of this week's bridge collapse, the government is accusing the highway operator for focusing too much on its financial interests, putting a spotlight on the country's management of vital infrastructure. The Italian government lashed out Thursday at...

The Latest: State recovery teams to aid areas hit by floods

Aug. 15, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

LODI, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after flash floods hit areas of upstate New York earlier this week (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has mobilized state resources to help areas of upstate New York recover from severe flash floods that swept through several communities earlier...

Recovery underway in New York region hit by flash flooding

Aug. 15, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

LODI, N.Y. (AP) — Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area. Tuesday's pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated...

Snyder appealing FEMA decision to deny individual assistance

Aug. 14, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to reconsider a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny individual assistance to three counties in the Upper Peninsula. Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties suffered severe flood damage from storms that...

Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl

Aug. 14, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to...

Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

Aug. 14, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an experimental treatment for the disease. Health officials are hoping the mAb114 therapy, isolated from a survivor of an Ebola outbreak in 1995,...

The Latest: Turkey says it will help firms hit by turmoil

Aug. 14, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Turkey's finance minister says his government is working on steps to help banks and support companies affected by the currency crisis. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said: "We will make all kinds of...

Murphy declares state of emergency for 5 New Jersey counties

Aug. 14, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in five counties after a weekend of heavy rain and flooding. Murphy signed an order declaring emergencies in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean and Passaic counties. The Democratic governor says the order will allow state...

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

Aug. 13, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. State highway and emergency management officials reported numerous closed roads in a wide...

State of emergency declared for Mammoth after storm damage

Aug. 13, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency for Mammoth after monsoon rains damaged roadways and affected the small town's potable water system. The emergency declaration Monday directs $200,000 in emergency funds for immediate emergency protective measures and permanent...