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Rice fields dry up as Italy's drought lingers on

Jun. 29, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

MORTARA, Italy (AP) — The worst drought Italy has faced in 70 years is thirsting paddy fields in the river Po valley and jeopardizing the harvest of the premium rice used for risotto. Italy's largest river is turning into a long stretch of sand due to the lack of rain, leaving the...

51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

Jun. 28, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas...

Schools close as tropical disturbance nears Caribbean

Jun. 28, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Trinidad & Tobago closed schools on Tuesday as forecasters warned that a tropical disturbance would bring heavy rains and gusty winds to the southeastern Caribbean. The approaching storm also prompted Trinidad-based Caribbean...

North Korea works to prevent flood damages amid COVID crisis

Jun. 28, 2022 05:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Koreans were working intensively to protect crops, factory equipment and other assets from potential damage from days of heavy rainfall, state media said Tuesday, as outside observers worry any flooding could aggravate the country’s economic hardships amid its...

2 men missing in floods in northwest Turkey

Jun. 28, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two people were missing after heavy rains and floods hit northwestern Turkey. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Tuesday that one of the missing men is a digger operator who was swept away by floods in Duzce province and the other a resident in a village in...

1 dead in brushfire as heat wave grips much of California

Jun. 27, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Temperatures topped 100 degrees in some California areas and one man died in a Sonoma County brushfire as the state sweltered Monday under a ridge of high pressure. The National Weather Service said it hit 108 degrees on Monday at the Paso Robles airport and...

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

Jun. 27, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and...

US makes more wildfire recovery aid available for New Mexico

Jun. 27, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday authorized an increase in funding for debris removal and other emergency measures being taken as a result of a historic wildfire season in New Mexico that stemmed partly from missteps by federal forest managers in starting a prescribed...

Heavy rains and floods hit northwest Turkey, no casualties

Jun. 27, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains in northwest Turkey caused rivers to overflow and bridges to collapse Monday as authorities worked to evacuate stranded locals. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said there were no reports of deaths or missing people. Turkey’s coast guard...

1 dead, 10 injured as storm pummels southern Dutch city

Jun. 27, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One person was killed and about 10 injured Monday as a “weak tornado” ripped through a historic fishing town in the southern Netherlands, tearing the roofs off at least four houses and sending café furniture flying through the streets. Video posted on social...