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Much of U.S. braces for extreme weather, from southern heat wave to possible snow in the Rockies

Jun. 15, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

After days of intense flooding in Florida, that state and many others are bracing for an intense heat wave, while the Pacific Northwest will experience unseasonably cold weather and the potential for late-season snow in the Rocky Mountains early next week. The chaotic weather map...

Unsafe levels of E. coli found in Paris' Seine River less than 2 months before Olympics

Jun. 15, 2024 04:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Water in the Seine River had unsafe elevated levels of E. coli less than two months before swimming competitions are scheduled to take place in it during the Paris Olympics, according to test results published Friday. Contamination levels in the first eight days of...

Worst rainfall that triggered floods in Florida is over as affected residents clean up

Jun. 14, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Although more rain could trigger additional isolated Florida flooding on Friday, forecasters say the strong, persistent storms that dumped up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) in southern parts of the state appear to have passed. Some neighborhood streets...

Storms in Chile damage homes, flood roads and leave at least 1 person dead

Jun. 13, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Heavy rains lashed much of Chile on Thursday, damaging homes, flooding roads, knocking out power and causing mudslides that have swept through residential areas. Storms have drenched the center and south Chile throughout the week, displacing people and...

Tropical rainstorms in South Florida lead to flight delays and streets jammed with stalled cars

Jun. 13, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance that brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida delayed flights at two of the state's largest airports and left vehicles waterlogged and stalled in some of the region's lowest-lying streets. “Looked like...

Paris Olympics organizers say swimming events still set for the cleaned-up Seine after heavy rains

Jun. 13, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Despite the complication of recent heavy rain, swimming in the River Seine is still the plan at the Paris Olympics after a $1.5 billion investment to improve the water quality. “No reasons to doubt,” International Olympic Committee executive...

Unusually heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan will affect 200,000 people, a top UN official warns

Jun. 13, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An estimated 200,000 people in Pakistan could be affected by the upcoming monsoon season, which is expected to bring heavier rains than usual, a top U.N. official warned on Thursday. The United Nations, with help from local authorities, has prepared a contingency...

Florida's 2024 hurricane season arrives with a rainy deluge

Jun. 13, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

Dangerous flooding from a tropical disturbance inundated much of southern Florida on Wednesday, blocking roads, floating vehicles and delaying the Florida Panthers on their way to Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers. The disorganized storm system was pushing...

Six years after the Parkland school massacre, the bloodstained building will finally be demolished

Jun. 13, 2024 05:17 AM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The three-story building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School looms over campus behind a screened fence, a horrific and constant reminder to students, teachers, the victims' families and passersby. ...

Takeaways from AP examination of flooding's effect along Mississippi River

Jun. 11, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Commerce along the Mississippi River has evolved over the past century at the expense of many once-thriving river towns. But persistent and sometimes devastating flooding has added to the woes of some of those towns. An examination of data provided to The...