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TS Ivo grows in Pacific off Mexico; Chantal ebbs in Atlantic

Aug. 22, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo gained strength off the southwestern coast of Mexico Thursday, but wasn't expected to threaten land, while Tropical Storm Chantal faded into a tropical depression while moving away from North America in the Atlantic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ivo was...

Memorials begin for former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco

Aug. 22, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, will return to the state's ornate Capitol building for her last time Thursday, her casket carried in to the sound of a 21-gun salute honoring her service. Mourners are expected to pack the building to pay their...

Off the hook: California king salmon rebounds after drought

Aug. 22, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish "feels good every time," but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a commercial...

Tropical storm forms off Mexico, 2nd fades in NAtlantic

Aug. 21, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo formed Wednesday off the southwestern coast of Mexico but was not forecast to pose a threat of landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ivo was expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Friday but remain well clear of the coast. The storm had maximum...

Storms move through Connecticut, spark tornado warning

Aug. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Strong storms are being blamed for downed trees, flooding and power outages across parts of central and eastern Connecticut. The string of thunderstorms, packing heavy rains and gusting winds, triggered tornado warnings in several counties. Residents of Hartford, Tolland and Windham...

Ellison's home improvement at Lowe's is paying off

Aug. 21, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Lowe's blew past second quarter profit expectations, buoyed by strong demand for spring goods and sales to contractors. Even though the home improvement retailer wrestled with lower lumber prices and rough spring weather, CEO Marvin Ellison said Lowe's saw growth in same-store sales across the U.S. "Our...

Spain: Island wildfire eases, lets evacuees return home

Aug. 21, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in the Canary Islands say cooler temperatures and weaker winds are helping firefighters to progress in bringing Spain's biggest wildfire so far this year under control, permitting just under half of the more than 10,000 people evacuated to return home. The islands' emergency...

At least 201 killed in July-August China flooding

Aug. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 201 people have been killed and 63 are missing following flooding across China in July and August, according to government rescue services. The most recent deaths came in mountainous western Sichuan province, where eight were killed and 23 missing as of Wednesday morning. Earlier in...

Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Aug. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland (AP) — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it "the end of the planet." He is...

Spain: Winds drop, slowing Canary Island wildfire

Aug. 20, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The wind dropped in the Canary Islands Tuesday, allowing firefighters to make progress against Spain's biggest wildfire so far this year, raising hopes it might be contained within two days and that evacuated residents may soon be able to return home. Canary Islands President Ángel...