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Church with ties to Harriet Tubman catches fire during storm

Aug. 19, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York church with historical ties to Harriet Tubman caught on fire during a storm. Auburn Assistant Fire Chief Bill DiFabio says smoke and flames were seen pouring from the Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church steeple in Auburn on Sunday. The 19th...

Ex-Gov. Kathleen Blanco dies, led Louisiana through Katrina

Aug. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as "charmed." With strength in her faith and her family, the state's first elected female governor time and again refused to...

Florida governor asked for no storms in Western Wall prayer

Aug. 19, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor says when he visited the Western Wall in Israel in May he followed tradition by sticking a slip of paper with a written prayer in between crevices of the ancient structure. Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed Monday that his prayer said, "Good Lord, spare us hurricanes...

Storms cause travel chaos, large-scale damage in Germany

Aug. 19, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A series of summer storms that uprooted trees and blew over power lines has disrupted rail and road travel across parts of southern and central Germany. Rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Monday listed delays for more than a dozen intercity connections, including to neighboring Switzerland and...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 19, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AFGHANISTAN'S VOW AFTER HORRIFIC WEDDING ATTACK President Ashraf Ghani pledges to "eliminate" all safe havens of the Islamic State group after it claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in the...

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

Aug. 18, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died. After struggling for years with cancer, Blanco died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette....

Storms knock out power for thousands in upstate New York

Aug. 18, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Strong storms have knocked out power for thousands of residential utility customers in upstate New York. Sunday evening's heavy rain, winds and thunder hit the Albany and Saratoga Springs areas especially hard. More than 13,000 customers in that region were without power just after 8...

Louisiana leaders talk of Kathleen Blanco's faith, integrity

Aug. 18, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's current and former elected officials offered tributes Sunday to Kathleen Blanco. The Democratic former governor died at the age of 76 after a yearslong struggle with cancer. Here are some of the reactions to her death: GOV. JOHN BEL EDWARDS: "Serving as this state's...

Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family

Aug. 18, 2019 4:51 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family.

Severe weather in Illinois, Indiana delays Chicago Air Show

Aug. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Severe weather sweeping through parts of Illinois and Indiana has postponed the start of the final day of the Chicago Air and Water Show. Emergency management officials issued a statement Sunday saying the event that features the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows will...