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Memorials begin for former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco

Aug. 22, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, will return to the state's ornate Capitol building for her last time Thursday, her casket carried in to the sound of a 21-gun salute honoring her service. Mourners are expected to pack the building to pay their...

TS Ivo grows in Pacific off Mexico; Chantal ebbs in Atlantic

Aug. 22, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Ivo is gaining strength off the southwestern coast of Mexico but is not expected to pose a threat to land, while Tropical Storm Chantal has faded into a tropical depression while moving away from North America in the Atlantic. The U.S. National Hurricane...

Tropical storm forms off Mexico, 2nd fades in NAtlantic

Aug. 21, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo formed Wednesday off the southwestern coast of Mexico but was not forecast to pose a threat of landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ivo was expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Friday but remain well clear of the coast. The storm had maximum...

Storms move through Connecticut, spark tornado warning

Aug. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Strong storms are being blamed for downed trees, flooding and power outages across parts of central and eastern Connecticut. The string of thunderstorms, packing heavy rains and gusting winds, triggered tornado warnings in several counties. Residents of Hartford, Tolland and Windham...

Ex-Gov. Kathleen Blanco dies, led Louisiana through Katrina

Aug. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as "charmed." With strength in her faith and her family, the state's first elected female governor time and again refused to...

Florida governor asked for no storms in Western Wall prayer

Aug. 19, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor says when he visited the Western Wall in Israel in May he followed tradition by sticking a slip of paper with a written prayer in between crevices of the ancient structure. Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed Monday that his prayer said, "Good Lord, spare us hurricanes...

Storms cause travel chaos, large-scale damage in Germany

Aug. 19, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A series of summer storms that uprooted trees and blew over power lines has disrupted rail and road travel across parts of southern and central Germany. Rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Monday listed delays for more than a dozen intercity connections, including to neighboring Switzerland and...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 19, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AFGHANISTAN'S VOW AFTER HORRIFIC WEDDING ATTACK President Ashraf Ghani pledges to "eliminate" all safe havens of the Islamic State group after it claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in the...

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

Aug. 18, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died. After struggling for years with cancer, Blanco died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette....

Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family

Aug. 18, 2019 4:51 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family.