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Impoverished Lebanese, Syrians struggle to survive cold

Jan. 19, 2022 13:50 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive, burning old clothes, plastic and in some cases even sheep manure to keep warm as temperatures plummet and poverty soars. The storm, dubbed “Hiba” in Lebanon,...

Hastings sees more than 50-degree temperature swing in 1 day

Jan. 19, 2022 11:59 AM EST

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Following a day of unseasonably warm conditions, an arctic cold front has sent temperatures plummeting in Plains and Midwest states — including the south-central Nebraska city of Hastings, which saw a more than 50-degree temperature drop from Tuesday to Wednesday. ...

Police: 2 dead at short-staffed NC long-term care facility

Jan. 19, 2022 11:46 AM EST

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two patients were found dead at a short-staffed North Carolina long-term care facility amid last weekend's winter storm after residents requested a welfare check, according to a police report released Tuesday. The Thomasville police report said two more...

Heavy rains in Madagascar cause flooding in capital, 10 dead

Jan. 19, 2022 08:53 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Heavy rains in Madagascar have flooded parts of the capital city, Antananarivo, killing 10 people and making more than 12,000 homeless, officials said Wednesday. With the rains continuing and a possible cyclone approaching the Indian Ocean island,...

Texas wildfire forces evacuations; planned burn may be cause

Jan. 19, 2022 06:05 AM EST

A wildfire in a Central Texas state park forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Tuesday in the city of Bastrop — the site of a deadly blaze more than a decade ago — and officials said a prescribed burn may be to blame. The fire started in Bastrop State Park as wind gusts of up...

AP PHOTOS: Vaccine workers trek in Kashmir's snowy mountains

Jan. 19, 2022 02:29 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In a Himalayan village in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, young health worker Masrat Farid packed her bag with vaccines on a frigid morning in January as strong winds swept snow through the air. She is part of a team of health workers undertaking a...

In wealthy LA enclave, harsher penalties for wasting water

Jan. 19, 2022 00:31 AM EST

In a wealthy enclave along the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents are now facing more aggressive consequences for wasting water. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District northwest of Los Angeles hopes to spur water savings by making it easier to fine...

Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

Jan. 18, 2022 13:08 PM EST

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November’s traditional start-of-the-ski-season event due to a lack of snow. Some 300 miles away, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center...

Deadline nears to apply for storm loans in 5 WVa counties

Jan. 18, 2022 04:08 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Small private nonprofit organizations in five West Virginia counties have a few more weeks to apply for federal loans for economic losses from several winter storms last February. The U.S. Small Business Administration said Feb. 14 is the filing deadline...

Storm's slick aftermath nixes S. Carolina lawmaking sessions

Jan. 17, 2022 21:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House and Senate sessions scheduled for Tuesday have been cancelled because of slick road conditions in parts of the state, officials said. Poor conditions remained in part of South Carolina’s Upstate region and elsewhere after a winter...