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4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

Jan. 26, 2020 9:49 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about how wetter weather patterns could require changes in the way the U.S. government manages the basins...

Locals work to clean up mud and debris around houses destroyed by a landslide after heavy rains in Vila Ideal neighborhood, Ibirite municipality, Minas Gerias state, Brazil, Saturday, Jan.25, 2020. Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil, killing at least 30 people, authorities said Saturday. (AP Photo/Alexandre Mota-Futura Press)

Heavy rains in Brazil cause flooding, landslides; 30 killed

Jan. 25, 2020 7:02 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two days of heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil that have killed at least 30 people, authorities said Saturday. Civil Defense officials said 17 people are listed as missing and 2,600 were evacuated from their houses in Minas Gerais state, which has been...

5.0 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid ongoing tremors

Jan. 25, 2020 4:43 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of eight miles...

A farmer looks back as she walks through swarms of desert locusts feeding on her crops, in Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Desert locusts have swarmed into Kenya by the hundreds of millions from Somalia and Ethiopia, countries that haven't seen such numbers in a quarter-century, destroying farmland and threatening an already vulnerable region. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

Jan. 25, 2020 10:52 AM EST

KATITIKA, Kenya (AP) — The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in this rural community. The worst outbreak of desert locusts in Kenya in...

NYPD officer charged in the death of his 8-year-old son

Jan. 24, 2020 7:16 PM EST

CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A New York Police Department officer and his fiancee left the officer's 8-year-old son in a garage overnight in freezing temperatures and then did nothing to help him as he died of hypothermia, prosecutors said Friday. “They evinced no regard for this child’s...

Tuttle Creek Boulevard is closed off with cones at the Rocky Ford Avenue intersection in Manhattan, Kan., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow.  (Nickolas Oatley/The Manhattan Mercury via AP)

Snowplow kills 2 walking along highway in Kansas

Jan. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow. The collision involving a Riley County plow truck happened shortly after 5 a.m., after the National Weather Service issued winter weather...

No contest plea in crash that killed workers after hurricane

Jan. 24, 2020 6:04 PM EST

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — A man prosecutors say was high on drugs when his pickup truck fatally struck three utility workers in the Florida Panhandle as they were repairing power lines after Hurricane Michael faces the possibility of life in prison. John Goedtke, 38, pleaded no contest Thursday to three counts...

Death toll up to 26 from flooding in Madagascar; 20 missing

Jan. 24, 2020 12:46 PM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — The death toll from flooding and landslides from torrential rains in Madagascar has risen to 26, authorities said Friday. Another 15 people are missing, the national disaster management office said. More than 92,000 people have been affected by the heavy rains that started...

Greece: fines for sea rescues if bad weather warning ignored

Jan. 24, 2020 8:44 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are putting into effect a law under which people using recreational watercraft at sea who disregard severe weather warnings and then trigger search and rescue operations will be liable for incurred costs and a fine. Greece’s coast guard made the announcement...

A road is flooded by the river Ter in Verges, Girona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. A calamitous storm has killed at least 11 people in Spain and left five others missing, as well as causing rivers to overflow their banks and contaminating vast agricultural areas in eastern Spain with salty seawater. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Death toll from storm in Spain reaches 12, more missing

Jan. 24, 2020 5:27 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say the death toll from a storm that devastated the eastern part of the country this week has risen to at least 12 with rescuers searching for several missing persons. Emergencies services for the northeastern Catalonia region said late Thursday that a fourth death...