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Heavy rainfall in Germany causes flooding, leaves 1 dead

May. 21, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Heavy rainfall in Germany has caused widespread flooding, particularly in the south, leaving one person dead. Police in Bavaria said Tuesday that a 44-year-old driver died after losing control of his vehicle on a wet road near the town of Aurach late Monday and crashing into a forest. German...

Mexico's prized beaches threatened by smelly algae invasion

May. 10, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown, and experts are warning that it may be the...

The Latest: Thai king presents wife with queen's regalia

May. 4, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has presented his wife with the traditional regalia of a Thai queen as one of his first acts after being crowned. Vajiralongkorn took the crown shortly after...

Garbage clogs once-clear rivers in Bosnia, govt is blamed

May. 1, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and even old washing machines are among the tons of garbage clogging rivers in Bosnia that were once famous for their emerald color and crystal-clear waters and adored by rafters, hikers and fishermen. Bosnia and other countries in the...

Exxon agrees to $1 million penalty for Montana oil spill

Apr. 26, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. agreed to pay a $1.05 million penalty to settle alleged federal water pollution violations from an oil pipeline break into Montana's Yellowstone River, according to court documents filed Friday. Approval of the agreement by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters would...

Story on high school porn performer sparks censorship clash

Apr. 26, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A high school newspaper in central California is going ahead with plans to publish a profile of a student who works in the porn industry after clashing with administrators over the content of the story. The journalism teacher for students who run the Bruin Voice at Bear Creek High...

Man stuck in sewer rescued after workers heard help calls

Apr. 24, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

Firefighters rescued a man from a stormwater sewer after construction workers heard him calling for help from underground. Emergency workers responded Tuesday morning to a street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where they determined where the trapped man was based on his yells. Workers opened a nearby manhole cover,...

The Latest: Getting aid to flood victims is priority

Apr. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local): 12:02 p.m. Getting disaster aid approved and making sure it gets to the people affected by this spring's flooding is a priority for area senators. The bureaucratic...

Trump EPA weighs reviving massive Mississippi flood project

Apr. 3, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Mississippi's governor toured massive flooding in the state, the Trump administration said Wednesday that it is giving another look to a long-dead flood control and drainage project in the Mississippi Delta that had been killed by the George W. Bush administration because of its...

Flooding prompts criticism of way Missouri River dams run

Mar. 28, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After this spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river's dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says much of the water that created the flooding came from rain and...