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Hurricane Bonnie off Mexico briefly season's 1st major storm

Jul. 05, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bonnie weakened a bit Tuesday night after several hours as the first major storm of the eastern Pacific season while off southern Mexico, though it wasn't a threat to land. Bonnie was beginning to move farther away from Mexico’s Pacific coast, three...

Monsoon rains lash Pakistan; 9 killed in country's southwest

Jul. 05, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — At least nine people, including women and children, were killed as heavy rains lashed southwestern Pakistan and triggered flash floods in several places, a provincial disaster management agency said Tuesday. Seven people died when the roofs of their homes...

Hurricane Bonnie steams westward off Mexico's Pacific coast

Jul. 04, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bonnie strengthened while moving roughly parallel to Mexico’s Pacific coast Monday, after crossing over Central America from the Caribbean and dropping heavy rain and contributing to two deaths. Forecasters said they expected the hurricane, now a...

Searchers rescue 4th person from China ship, 12 bodies found

Jul. 04, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Rescue teams searching for missing crew members from a Chinese engineering ship that sank over the weekend saved a fourth person on Monday and recovered 12 bodies, Chinese maritime authorities said. Officials said the crew member rescued by a Chinese navy ship on...

Iran TV: Sandstorm shuts offices, schools in Tehran, region

Jul. 04, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Schools and government offices closed in Iran's capital and several other cities in the country on Monday, after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran and the surrounding region. State-run TV warned of poor air quality and advised the elderly, those sick and...

Man drowns at N.C. beach, officials urge caution post-storm

Jul. 03, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man drowned in the water off Oak Island and a handful of other swimmers in the area required assistance Sunday, authorities said. A news release from the town of Oak Island said responders arrived Sunday afternoon to find the 52-year-old...

An ‘MRI’ for trees helps save live oaks on Mississippi Coast

Jul. 03, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Before a developer starts construction on a new project in downtown Ocean Springs, he ordered root scans of two century-old oak trees on the property to show him where to build. “We plan to build luxury townhouses with parking and a pool,” said...

Tropical Storm Colin brings rain to Carolinas, weakens

Jul. 02, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday morning, bringing rain and winds, though the storm later weakened and conditions are expected to improve by Monday's July Fourth celebrations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of the...

Gully grows near Flagstaff after flood mitigation conflict

Jul. 02, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Twelve years ago, a handful residents in the Timberline neighborhood east of Flagstaff declined to grant Coconino County the easements required for the completion of flood mitigation projects. Now, current residents are bearing the consequences. ...

Ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong, dozens of crew in danger

Jul. 02, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An industrial support ship operating in the South China Sea has sunk in a storm with the possible loss of more than two dozen crew members, rescue services in Hong Kong said Saturday. Authorities dispatched planes and helicopters to aid in the rescue, with at...