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No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

May. 18, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to...

Yankeez, Rays interrupted by power outage in 9th inning

May. 12, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays were interrupted by a power outage at Tropicana Field that caused a 43-minute delay. The lights at the domed stadium went out after Austin Pruitt's first pitch to Thairo Estrada leading off the ninth inning Sunday. Both teams' television...

Heavy rains in South leave some trapped, others afloat

May. 12, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi authorities rescued a man clinging to a tree and another man and his 4-year-old child from the roof of a submerged pickup truck as heavy rains caused flooding in the state and in neighboring Louisiana. New Orleans residents awoke to flooded streets Sunday and the Mississippi...

UK has first week without burning coal for electricity

May. 8, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain has gone a week without burning coal for electricity for the first time since the 19th century. Power operator National Grid says coal hasn't contributed to the U.K. electricity mix since the afternoon of May 1. The landmark was reached two years after Britain had its first coal-free...

Rising flood waters in Texas prompts numerous rescues

May. 7, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency responders in Texas rescued numerous people from rising floodwaters Tuesday as a strong storm battered the Houston area with heavy rain, inundating homes and leaving motorists stranded just two years Hurricane Harvey devastated the area. As much as 10 inches (254 millimeters) of...

The Latest: Central Texas storm confirmed as a tornado

Apr. 25, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — The Latest on a tornado that tore through Louisiana early Thursday(all times local): 6:30 p.m. Damaging winds that destroyed a Central Texas warehouse have now been confirmed as a tornado. The National Weather Service has classified the tornado that smashed the warehouse just outside...

'Devastation' as tornado rips through Louisiana town

Apr. 25, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

A tornado killed two people as it tore through the northern Louisiana city of Ruston early Thursday, sending trees into houses, ripping roofs off buildings and causing a local public university to cancel classes, officials said. "Devastation is the way it looks," said Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker after flying over...

North Carolina Army base: Blackout was part of training

Apr. 25, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A sprawling North Carolina Army base says a power outage that lasted for hours was part of an unannounced training exercise. Fort Bragg officials issued a statement Thursday saying the base purposely cut power throughout the installation "to identify shortcomings in our...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

Apr. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. The National Weather Service says damage has been reported Friday night after twisters touched down in Reston, Fredericks Hall, Barham and Forksville. Authorities...