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Vermont farms are still recovering from flooding as they enter the growing season

Apr. 17, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of Vermont farms are still recovering from last July's catastrophic flooding and other extreme weather as they head into this year's growing season. Dog River Farm, in Berlin, Vermont, lost nearly all its produce crops in the July flooding. The farm...

Parts of central US hit by severe storms, while tornadoes strike in Kansas and Iowa

Apr. 16, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Strong storms caused damage in parts of the middle U.S. Tuesday and spawned tornadoes in Kansas and Iowa, including one that left two people hurt. An EF-1 tornado touched down shortly after 6 a.m. near the northeastern Kansas town of Richland, the National Weather...

58 killed by 2 weeks of floods in Tanzania

Apr. 15, 2024 02:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Floods have killed 58 people in Tanzania during the last two weeks, the government said, as heavy rains continue in the East African country. The coastal region was hit hardest, with 126,831 people affected, according to the government. ...

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan

Apr. 14, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 33 people and injured 27 others in three days, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdullah Janan Saiq, the Taliban’s spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management, said Sunday...

Drought, heat raise the risk of a repeat of Canada's record-breaking wildfires last year

Apr. 10, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's emergency preparedness minister warned Wednesday the country's wildfire season could be more explosive than last year when it led to unprecedented smoke conditions across much of the country and into the United States. Persistent drought and months...

Washington state ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines ruled unconstitutional, but state appeals

Apr. 08, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge in Washington state ruled Monday that the state’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines is unconstitutional — but the law will remain in effect while the state appeals the decision. Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Gary Bashor ruled that...

As a Mississippi town reels from a devastating tornado, a displaced family finds its way home

Apr. 08, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — As a deadly tornado barreled toward their home in the Mississippi Delta, Ida Cartlidge only had time to scoop up her 1-year-old son, Nolan, and hold him close. Cartlidge huddled with her husband and three sons on the living room floor of their Rolling...

2 million Black & Decker clothing steamers are under recall after dozens of burn injuries

Apr. 04, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About 2 million Black & Decker-branded clothing steamers are now under recall after consumers reported dozens of burn injuries that resulted from hot water spewing out of the devices. Empower Brands is significantly expanding a previously announced recall of...

Spring storm lashes central US with snow and threatens South with severe weather

Mar. 25, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

Snow, rain and gusting winds lashed a large swath of the Central U.S. on Monday, dashing spring hopes, as the South braced for thunderstorms and possible tornadoes and as the risk of wildfires in southern Texas reached critical levels. The storm hit with parts of the country still in...

Geomagnetic storm from a solar flare could disrupt radio communications and create a striking aurora

Mar. 24, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Space weather forecasters have issued a geomagnetic storm watch through Monday, saying an ouburst of plasma from a solar flare could interfere with radio transmissions on Earth. It could also make for great aurora viewing. There's no reason for the public to...