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Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

Sep. 20, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda that flooded parts of Texas left at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two...

Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

Sep. 20, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Hurricane Lorena bore down on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja California...

The Latest: Hurricane Lorena approaching Mexico's Los Cabos

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Weather, including Hurricane Lorena along Mexico's Pacific Coast (all times local): 6 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami has upgraded Lorena to a hurricane as it bears down on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters say Hurricane Lorena now has...

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

Sep. 19, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. "We've made it through and everyone is safe," Premier David Burt said. "That's what...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

The Latest: Hurricane Jerry headed north of Leeward Islands

Sep. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on hurricanes and tropical storms in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic (all times local): 8 p.m. Hurricane Jerry is on a forecast track heading north of the Leeward Islands and expected to pass well north of Puerto Rico by Saturday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Jerry's eye...

Mexico still has much rebuilding to do from 2017 quake

Sep. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico marked the Sept. 19 anniversaries of 2017 earthquakes that killed more than 500 people and a devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presided over a ceremony Thursday in which the flag was raised to half-staff in...

Greece: Oxygen-starved fish dying in drought-hit lake

Sep. 19, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

KORONEIA, Greece (AP) — Tens of thousands of dead fish have been found on the banks of a lake in a protected nature reserve in northern Greece after high temperatures and drought conditions caused a severe drop in water levels. State environmental officials said Thursday that the water level at Lake...

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty in Fukushima disaster

Sep. 19, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Thursday that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant because ensuring absolute safety at nuclear plants was not a government requirement at that time....