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Flights sent to assess Tonga damage after volcanic eruption

Jan. 16, 2022 23:05 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand and Australia were able to send military surveillance flights to Tonga on Monday to assess the damage a huge undersea volcanic eruption left in the Pacific island nation. A towering ash cloud since Saturday's eruption had prevented earlier...

Woman, 91, still missing 2 weeks after massive Colorado fire

Jan. 14, 2022 22:07 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Near the starting point of a Colorado wildfire that destroyed over 1,000 homes and buildings, one man stayed home in an apparent attempt to save a voluminous collection of papers documenting his family's history plus his personal writings and records of his community activism. ...

Strong quake shakes Indonesia’s capital; no tsunami alert

Jan. 14, 2022 20:20 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Friday, damaging buildings and houses and sending people into the streets, but no casualties were reported. Officials said there was no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological...

Fire at Louisiana church leaves $150K in damages

Jan. 14, 2022 11:53 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An early morning fire Friday at a church in Louisiana's capital left $150,000 worth of damages but no injuries, authorities said. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded about 5:30 a.m. to a fire in North Baton Rouge at Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist...

Kentucky governor signs tornado-relief legislation

Jan. 13, 2022 17:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear signed tornado-relief legislation Thursday that will trigger an immediate infusion of aid for schools and residents left homeless by deadly storms that hit Kentucky last month. Beshear and lawmakers said more rounds of assistance will be...

San Diego supervisor's house fire is considered suspicious

Jan. 13, 2022 12:18 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police are treating a fire at the home of a San Diego County leader and his wife, a prominent labor official, as suspicious. County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said he and wife Lorena Gonzalez and their family were awoken by smoke alarms around 4...

Kentucky lawmakers pass tornado-relief legislation

Jan. 12, 2022 18:38 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Tornado-relief legislation sailed through the Kentucky legislature Wednesday, offering an immediate round of aid for schools and residents left homeless by the deadly storms last month. More rounds of assistance will be forthcoming, lawmakers said in...

Biden issues disaster declaration for Missouri after storms

Jan. 11, 2022 15:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved Missouri’s request for a federal disaster declaration after deadly tornadoes and strong winds hit the state last month. The designation allows seven southern Missouri counties to access federal assistance for repairing damaged...

NWS: 2 tornadoes to blame for minor damage in south Alabama

Jan. 11, 2022 09:36 AM EST

McKENZIE, Ala. (AP) — Two weak tornadoes caused the scattered damage that was left in south Alabama by storms that moved through Sunday, the National Weather Service said. A twister that first touched down on the west side of Interstate 65 shortly before 5 p.m. at the Owassa exit...

Ida victims move from tent camps to trailers 4 months later

Jan. 10, 2022 18:37 PM EST

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — More than four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed or did major damage to their houses, some Louisiana residents are just now moving from tent camps to government-supplied mobile homes and RV trailers. Shantell Campbell of Houma and her three school-aged...