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South Texas officials survey flood damage, some expect more

Jun. 22, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities in far South Texas on Friday were surveying the damage to homes, businesses and roads from flooding this week, while some areas are still bracing as runoff causes flooding. "Our biggest issue is about to start," said Willacy County Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Torres. He...

Trial set in long-delayed post-Katrina racial shooting case

Jun. 22, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A trial date has been set for a white man accused of shooting at three black men in what federal prosecutors said was a racially motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina. The case of Roland Bourgeois Jr. has dragged on for years. He was indicted five years after the 2005 storm. His...

Campers, bear escape Montana flood as severe weather hits US

Jun. 22, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest. Campers attending the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible near the small town...

Falling tree branch kills Polish official in heavy storm

Jun. 22, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials say the deputy mayor of a town in central Poland was killed by a tree branch toppled by a heavy summer storm. The storm left 10 other people injured and damaged 300 buildings. Police on Friday said Robert Makowski, deputy mayor of Wolomin, a town near Warsaw, died as...

Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in South Texas

Jun. 21, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of people had to be rescued Thursday from floodwaters in South Texas, where rainfall has inundated communities all week. In the border city of Mission, Mayor Armando O'Caña said about 200 water rescues had been performed, while Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Johnny...

Report highlights lessons learned in Houston from Harvey

Jun. 21, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An inconsistent regulatory environment and a lack of awareness by residents of the potential flooding dangers in and around Houston were among the factors that contributed to the heavy damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey, according to a report released Thursday. The report, which focuses on...

The Latest: Disaster declaration issued after Texas floods

Jun. 21, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Texas' governor has issued a disaster declaration for six counties hit by severe weather and flooding this week. Gov. Greg Abbott's Thursday declaration includes three counties in far South Texas —...

Woman's body found in creek after major Pennsylvania floods

Jun. 21, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — Residents and business owners began cleaning up Thursday in the wake of a storm that dumped nearly four inches of rain on parts of western Pennsylvania, killing at least one and prompting scores of evacuations as powerful floodwaters carried off cars and damaged buildings. A woman...

Mars rover still silent as red planet dust storm goes global

Jun. 20, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A dust storm at Mars is now global, keeping NASA's Opportunity rover out of touch with Earth. Flight controllers lost contact with the rover more than a week ago. At the time, the dust storm covered one-fourth of Mars. NASA said Wednesday the storm now encircles the red planet,...

Columbus ship replica damaged by Hurricane Harvey for sale

Jun. 20, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A coastal Texas city is selling a replica of one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus used to reach the New World. Buyer beware, though, as it suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Harvey. The Corpus Christi City Council has authorized the Columbus Sailing...