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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...

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...

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 —...

Puerto Rico gov signs bill to privatize power company assets

Jun. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor signed a historic bill Wednesday to privatize the U.S. territory's troubled power company in a move many hope will help minimize power outages that have followed Hurricane Maria and stabilize the production and distribution of energy amid an 11-year-old...

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Jun. 18, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a 75-year-old man was...

The Latest: Michigan flooding leads to disaster declaration

Jun. 18, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Upper Midwest (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Michigan's governor has issued disaster declarations for two counties in the state's Upper Peninsula that suffered flooding damage due to heavy rains . Gov. Rick Snyder's office says the Monday orders will allow...

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

Jun. 18, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the...

The Latest: Fourth death confirmed in Osaka-area earthquake

Jun. 18, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake in Japan (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Authorities say the death toll from Monday's powerful earthquake in western Japan has risen to four. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck north of Osaka, Japan's second-largest city, injuring more than 300 people....

US 'deeply dismayed' over Maldives prison sentences

Jun. 15, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States said it is dismayed by the prison sentences given to an ex-Maldivian president and two Supreme Court judges and urged the increasingly authoritarian government to uphold the rule of law. A Maldives court sentenced ex-President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to one year,...

Saudi-led troops fight rebel forces south of Yemen's Hodeida

Jun. 14, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government captured a town south of the port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor that is the main entry point for food in a country...