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Weakened Barry unleashes a final blast of torrential rains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean." Although Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm...

The Latest: Amtrak to resume New Orleans service

Jul. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Amtrak rail service between New Orleans and three major cities is being restored after being suspended while Barry threatened. The Amtrak Crescent was to leave New York for New Orleans on Monday, with service from New Orleans to New York...

Rains, landslides kill dozens, affect millions in South Asia

Jul. 15, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northern India and submerging parts of Bihar state, killing at least 14 people, officials said Monday. Farther east, 17 others were killed by flooding in Assam and other states in India's remote northeast....

Deadline coming up to apply for disaster loans in Tennessee

Jul. 15, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says the deadline is approaching to apply for disaster loans in two Tennessee counties. The federal economic injury disaster loans are available in Carter and Johnson counties because they are close to one or more primary counties in North...

Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

Jul. 15, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Eleven soldiers were among a dozen bodies recovered from the debris of a three-story building that collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, officials said Monday. Rescuers were looking for two to three people still unaccounted after Sunday's collapse, said Gaurav...

Building collapse kills 8 in India after monsoon rains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A three-story building collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, killing at least eight people, officials said Monday. Rescuers were looking for half a dozen people, including some soldiers, still unaccounted for following Sunday's collapse. Several soldiers were...

The Latest: Louisiana governor 'grateful' storm wasn't worse

Jul. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Louisiana's governor says he is "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry did not cause the disastrous floods that had earlier been forecast. In a news conference Sunday evening, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Barry's rains could...

Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Jul. 14, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages. Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday...

Agencies boost efforts to stop wildland firefighter suicides

Jul. 14, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Shane Del Grosso spent some 30 summers crossing smoke-shrouded mountains and forests to fight increasingly devastating wildfires in the U.S. West. Toward the end, his skills and experience propelled him to lead a federal multi-agency team that responded to large-scale national...

Barry downgraded to a tropical depression as winds weaken over northwest Louisiana; storm still poses flooding threats

Jul. 14, 2019 4:39 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Barry downgraded to a tropical depression as winds weaken over northwest Louisiana; storm still poses flooding threats.