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The Latest: Paris says 'non' to old cars to counter the heat

Jun. 26, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave in Europe (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Paris is banning old cars for the day as a heat wave aggravates the city's pollution. Regional authorities estimate the measure put into place Wednesday affects nearly 60% of vehicles circulating in the Paris region,...

European heat wave sees Germany put speed curbs on autobahn

Jun. 26, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A swath of western and central Europe is sweating under blazing temperatures, with authorities in one German region imposing temporary speed limits on some stretches of the autobahn as a precaution against heat damage. Authorities have warned that temperatures could top 40 degrees Celsius...

National Weather Service confirms rare West Virginia tornado

Jun. 25, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service says storm-related damage indicates that a rare tornado touched down in West Virginia. The weather service tweeted that a tornado hit the Alum Creek area Monday night along U.S. Route 119 southwest of Charleston. A survey team is examining damage in...

Pence says new satellites will boost storm surge warnings

Jun. 25, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says the National Hurricane Center will improve its storm surge warnings this season thanks to three new satellites. After touring the center in Miami on Tuesday, Pence also said that for the first time the center will send timely storm surge warnings to Puerto Rico,...

Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

Jun. 25, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths. That emerging reality is prompting people in cities...

Pilot killed in NYC crash saw 'window' to fly in bad weather

Jun. 25, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed this month when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog said before lifting off from a Manhattan heliport that radar showed a "20-minute window to make it out," according to an investigative report released Tuesday. Pilot Tim McCormack flew...

Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns

Jun. 25, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday. Heavier than normal snow melt in the late winter and frequent and heavy rains through the spring led to flooding that...

Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Jun. 25, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered Tuesday in an early summer heat wave. Authorities warned that temperatures could top 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some parts...

30 tents abandoned by climbers add to trash pile on Everest

Jun. 24, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world's highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that...

4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer

Jun. 24, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States. Authorities believe the four may have been dead for days before the bodies were...