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Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

Aug. 14, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure at the height of the summer season. Meanwhile, a Utah firefighter died Monday battling a massive...

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

Aug. 13, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. State highway and emergency management officials reported numerous closed roads in a wide...

The Latest: Officials say rafting group appears to be safe

Aug. 13, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains in Pennsylvania (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Emergency officials say they are fairly confident Monday evening that a group of rafters is safe after a report that they were missing on Lehigh River. Nearly 150 rafters appear to be safe almost three hours...

Warm weather brings flying fish to Massachusetts

Aug. 13, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Picture fish literally jumping out of the water, catching strong a breeze and cruising through the air for hundreds of feet. It's an image common in tropical and sub-tropical waters, where flying fish can leap out of the water and glide distances more than 600 feet. While they...

FEMA says it didn't treat Puerto Ricans differently

Aug. 13, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it didn't handle housing vouchers for displaced residents of Puerto Rico any differently from those of displaced Texas and Florida residents after last year's hurricanes. FEMA said in court papers filed Friday that it's unfair to compare the...

Flooding in Sudan kills 23 people, injures 61

Aug. 13, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese medics say at least 23 people have been killed in heavy flooding in the past three weeks. The Red Crescent Society said Monday that the floods have injured at least 61 others since July 23. It says more than 8,900 families have been left homeless. The Red Crescent says the rainfall...

Police rescue wedding party from flooded road

Aug. 13, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

BOGOTA, N.J. (AP) — Police came to the rescue when heavy downpours flooded a street, trapping a bride, groom and their wedding party in a car. It happened Saturday in Bogota (bah-GOH'--tah) as storms spread across northern New Jersey. Video posted by police on Facebook shows the bride in her gown on the...

Dane hit in throat by flying tent peg in stormy weather dies

Aug. 13, 2018 4:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say a 61-year-old Dane who was hit in the throat by a metal tent peg propelled by high winds during a storm has died. Spokesman Joergen Jensen told local media on Monday that Erik Larsen Fjordvald, who had been unconscious since he was hit by the peg while packing...

Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

Aug. 12, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters made steady progress Sunday in battling a wildfire that destroyed 16 structures as it raged through Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. The Holy Fire was 41 percent contained Sunday afternoon after burning across...

Subway train derails, rain floods communities

Aug. 12, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A subway train in Massachusetts derailed briefly as heavy rain challenges drivers and commuters in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials say a Green Line trolley derailed around 7 a.m. Sunday morning in Boston after it hit debris stuck on the track during a...