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Heavy rains trigger floods in northern India, killing 22

Oct. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 22 people have died and others are missing in floods triggered by heavy rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Tuesday. The Indian Meteorological Department predicted that heavy to very heavy rain would continue...

Artist recruits 300 for nude photo near Dead Sea in Israel

Oct. 19, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Some 300 male and female volunteers stripped naked and donned white body paint for an artistic installation meant to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea. They posed Sunday for the American photographer Spencer Tunick, who has done similar...

Climate report: Africa's rare glaciers soon to disappear

Oct. 19, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most. The...

US skier Shiffrin plans more speed races in new season

Oct. 07, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Mikaela Shiffrin is planning a return to speed racing in the alpine skiing World Cup season, after reducing her schedule almost exclusively to slalom and giant slalom last year. The American two-time Olympic champion said on Thursday she was eyeing a start at the first...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 29, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Sept. 27, 2021. Editorial: SC representatives should join GOP’s Graham, vote yes on $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Infrastructure, perhaps more than any service government oversees, affects all of us. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 29, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 28 The Wall Street Journal on top generals, Senate hearing and Afghanistan: President Biden hopes the political fallout from his botched Afghanistan withdrawal...

So close! Iceland almost gets female-majority parliament

Sep. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland briefly celebrated electing a female-majority parliament Sunday, before a recount produced a result just short of that landmark for gender parity in the North Atlantic island nation. The initial vote count had female candidates winning...

Icelanders vote with climate change on everyone's mind

Sep. 25, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelanders were voting Saturday in a general election dominated by climate change, with an unprecedented number of political parties likely to win parliamentary seats. Polls suggest there won’t be an outright winner, triggering complex...

Blackfeet continue work to defend Badger-Two Medicine

Sep. 18, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

Heart Butte, Mont. (AP) — The fight to protect the Badger-Two Medicine defends not so much a place as a way of living. On a map, this jumble of mountains, rivers, hunting grounds and petroleum deposits is surrounded by the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier National...

Operation September Freedom: Biplane flights honor WWII vets

Sep. 05, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Navy veteran Kenneth Schrammeck was beaming recently as he slipped into the front seat of a Boeing-Stearman Model 75 biplane just outside the Jet Center at Glacier International Airport. At 98 ½ years old, the former Navy aviator never dreamed...