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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Dec. 9, 2019 12:30 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ...

Sheriff's office: Exposure suspected in couple's deaths

Dec. 7, 2019 2:11 PM EST

ASH FORK, Ariz. (AP) — Exposure is suspected in the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found Friday in snow along a road in rural Arizona where a major wintry storm hit a week ago, authorities said Saturday. “It is possible snow kept their bodies from view for a period of time," the...

UN says 13 people reportedly killed in Philippines typhoon

Dec. 5, 2019 2:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian officials say typhoon Kammuri reportedly killed 13 people and displaced nearly 400,000 others as it crossed the Philippines with fierce winds and rain this week. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday that the humanitarian experts also reported that more than...

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

Dec. 5, 2019 12:46 PM EST

SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis. With a total annual budget of $225 million,...

19 people rescued from snowed-in home in Michigan's UP

Dec. 4, 2019 12:14 PM EST

SPALDING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have rescued 19 members of a family who became marooned in a snowed-in cabin after a weekend blizzard swept the area. The Menominee County Road Commission said a joint rescue team rescued 10 children and nine adults Monday...

Lingering snowstorm wreaks havoc on Boston commute

Dec. 3, 2019 7:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A long-lasting snowstorm hit much of New England at the height of the morning commute Tuesday and continued to hang around for most of the day, snarling travel and closing schools. The wintry weather that moved into the region Sunday night brought more than 2 feet of snow to parts of upstate...

The Latest: Wintry storm winding down in New England

Dec. 3, 2019 2:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm in the Northeast (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A widespread storm that brought heavy snowfall across the Northeast in recent days is winding down. The National Weather Service says the long-lasting storm is slowly moving out of the region Tuesday afternoon and...

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

Dec. 3, 2019 7:52 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to shut Manila’s international airport. Kammuri...

Schools, offices close as long-lived storm clobbers US East

Dec. 2, 2019 9:38 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A seemingly endless winter storm that hindered travel across most of the country over the long holiday weekend is delivering a last wallop as it swoops through the Northeast, dumping heavy snow, shuttering hundreds of schools and bedeviling commuters in the region Monday. The storm...

The Latest: Bus, tractor-trailer collide in upstate New York

Dec. 2, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a wintry storm in the U.S. East (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway during a snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there were some injuries in Monday night’s crash but that they...