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Daughter: Mississippi tornado victim was ‘beautiful soul’

Mar. 28, 2023 22:58 PM EDT

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — With her sister behind the wheel, Queen'terica Jones rushed across the flat Mississippi Delta as a powerful tornado bore down on their mother's home. The howling winds lifted the rear of their car off the ground and slammed them into a churchyard. They...

Another powerful Pacific storm hits soggy, snowy California

Mar. 28, 2023 20:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A powerful weather system from the Gulf of Alaska pushed into Northern California on Tuesday, bringing more wind, rain and snow to a state battered by months of storms. Forecasters warned of heavy snow in coastal mountains and the Sierra Nevada, where...

Tornado-spawning storms may get worse due to warming

Mar. 28, 2023 19:30 PM EDT

America will probably get more killer tornado- and hail-spawning supercells as the world warms, according to a new study that also warns the lethal storms will edge eastward to strike more frequently in the more populous Southern states, like Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. The...

Another powerful late-season storm heads toward California

Mar. 27, 2023 11:28 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another powerful Pacific storm system approaching California on Monday was expected to bring rain, wind and heavy mountain snow, forecasters said. The cold storm was expected to push ashore Monday night in the north and spread over the state through Wednesday....

Daunting recovery underway in tornado-devastated Mississippi

Mar. 26, 2023 22:09 PM EDT

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — Help began pouring into one of the poorest regions of the U.S. after a deadly tornado tore a path of destruction for more than an hour across a long swath of Mississippi, even as furious new storms Sunday struck across the Deep South. At least 25 people...

Churches provide solace in tornado-ravaged Mississippi Delta

Mar. 26, 2023 19:46 PM EDT

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — As a deadly tornado tore through the lower Mississippi Delta, the Rev. Mary Stewart clung to a door in the hallway of her Rolling Fork home, shielding herself from the branches and chunks of debris that came flying through her shattered windows. Friday's...

Pray for rain: Spanish farmers hold unique Mass amid drought

Mar. 26, 2023 15:49 PM EDT

L'ESPUNYOLA, Spain (AP) — When Josep Altarriba looks across his parched fields, the Spanish farmer can't remember a time of such widespread drought in Catalonia. If it doesn't rain in the next two weeks, he says there's little chance of saving the harvest. What can be done? For the...

Hong Kongers hold first protest in years under strict rules

Mar. 26, 2023 06:15 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Dozens of people on Sunday joined Hong Kong's first authorized protest since the lifting of major COVID-19 restrictions under unprecedentedly strict rules, including wearing a numbered badge around their necks. The rules set out by the police, who cited security...

'There's nothing left': Deep South tornadoes kill 26

Mar. 25, 2023 22:16 PM EDT

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — Rescuers raced Saturday to search for survivors and help hundreds of people left homeless after a powerful tornado cut a devastating path through Mississippi, killing at least 25 people, injuring dozens, and flattening entire blocks as it carved a path of destruction...

Orlando City's 2-1 win snaps Philadelphia's home win streak

Mar. 25, 2023 22:12 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Martin Ojeda had a goal and an assist and Orlando City snapped Philadelphia's 13-match winning streak at home with a 2-1 victory on Saturday. Philadelphia's home winning streak, which included playoff games, was the longest in MLS since San Jose won a record 14...