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Indian military scales down flood rescue operations

Aug. 21, 2018 3:14 AM EDT

KOCHIN, India (AP) — The Indian military is scaling down rescue operations in the southern state of Kerala, where intense floods killed more than 200 people and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes. Decreasing rains and floodwaters means the navy can cut back on its rescue teams in Kerala, navy...

Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Aug. 20, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy air for a second summer...

Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in southern Italy; 8 dead

Aug. 20, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers Monday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italy's civil protection agency said. At least another five were missing. The prefect's office said 23 people were rescued from the flash flood in the Raganello Gorge. They included...

Launch of wind tracking satellite delayed _ by adverse winds

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The launch of a European satellite that will be the first to directly measure wind speeds around the world has been delayed — because of bad weather. Launch company Arianespace said Monday that the liftoff of the Vega rocket carrying the Aeolus satellite into orbit has been postponed...

Correction: Drought-Colorado River story

Aug. 20, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about the Colorado River, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, reported erroneously when potential cutbacks could begin if a shortage is declared. A shortage could be declared in the latter part of 2019, and cutbacks could begin...

Indians begin massive cleanup as rains diminish in Kerala

Aug. 20, 2018 6:50 AM EDT

ALAPPUZHA, India (AP) — Thousands of people in flood-ravaged south India waded Monday through muck and mud to begin the immense task of cleaning their homes and businesses. Rains have been diminishing in parts of Kerala state, where floods and landslides have killed more than 200 people in less than two...

3 Tennessee counties eligible to seek disaster loans

Aug. 20, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Businesses in three Tennessee counties are eligible to seek relief from flooding in May as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto. The U.S. Small Business Administration said in a news release that Cocke, Greene and Unicoi counties are eligible because they're contiguous to one or...

Wildfire moves closer to Glacier National Park's scenic road

Aug. 19, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. Protecting the highway through the park is officials' priority, with firefighters installing hoses and sprinklers to prevent it from...

Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires

Aug. 19, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has...

Correction: Backstreet Boys Concert-Oklahoma story

Aug. 19, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about fans injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the city in the dateline. The city is Thackerville, not Thackersville. A corrected version of the story is below: Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys...