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Fire crews make big gains against Southern California blaze

Oct. 17, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains, officials said Sunday. More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains...

South Dakota pheasant hunters see blue skies, lots of birds

Oct. 17, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Pheasant hunters from around the country making their annual trek to South Dakota were greeted Saturday with warm weather and blue skies on opening day. Despite extreme drought conditions in the spring, when pheasants nest and hatch, a mild...

2 tornados confirmed in western Pennsylvania

Oct. 17, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pair of tornados have been confirmed in western Pennsylvania over the weekend, forecasters said. The National Weather Service says an EF-0 tornado with estimated winds up to 85 mph touched down in the town of Shippingport before dawn Saturday. The...

Smaller shows will go on at Ida-damaged Louisiana theater

Oct. 17, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Shows will go on at a historic Louisiana theater despite damage from Hurricane Ida. The Columbia Theatre in Hammond is converting a conference center into a venue for entertainment while repairs and planned renovations are made. The Hammond Star...

After Ida, ordinance targets senior living facilities

Oct. 17, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new ordinance being proposed in New Orleans is designed to protect residents at apartment complexes for seniors during disasters like Hurricane Ida, which wiped out power to the city and stranded hundreds of people in sweltering apartment complexes for seniors. ...

Heavy rains, landslides leave 18 dead in south India

Oct. 17, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 18 people have died a day after torrential rains swept through villages and flooded roads in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Officials said rescuers recovered the bodies in two of the worst-hit districts, Kottayam and Idukki, where the...

Weather, protest cloud Beijing flame-lighting rehearsal

Oct. 17, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — A sunburst at the overcast birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece was too short-lived to light the backup flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Sunday’s dress rehearsal. It was the second blip of the day, after two...

3 years after hurricane, regeneration, a possible new beach

Oct. 17, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

ALLIGATOR POINT, Fla. (AP) — Three years after Hurricane Michael left a path of destruction spanning hundreds of miles along the Forgotten Coast, Tonya McNabb decided to move to Alligator Point permanently. She’s rebuilt the porch that was ripped from the side of her...

Louisiana woman shares how ‘found rose’ was named after her

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Peggy Martin Rose was a “found rose,” meaning it had no name and its origins unknown. Peggy Martin of Gonzales, for whom the rose is named, was the guest speaker at the Alexandria...

California wildfire now half contained amid calmer weather

Oct. 16, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters persisted in making progress Saturday against a wildfire burning for a sixth day in Southern California coastal mountains. The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Friday to...