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Louisiana House leader: Ida housing help moving too slowly

Oct. 18, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana House leader offered blistering criticism Monday of Gov. John Bel Edwards' temporary housing program for people with severe home damage from Hurricane Ida, slamming the effort as moving too slowly to assist suffering residents. Though...

Cold front brings snow, rain, showers to California

Oct. 18, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A cold front passing through drought-stricken California brought snow to the northern Sierra Nevada and rain, showers and drizzle elsewhere, the National Weather Service said Monday. The Sierra snowfall was significant enough to impact travel...

Southern California fire 80% contained, residents go home

Oct. 18, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Residents who fled the Alisal Fire west of Santa Barbara have been allowed to return home. All evacuation orders and warnings were canceled Sunday afternoon. The fire was 80% contained Monday morning and its size was...

Industrial production falls 1.3% as effects from Ida linger

Oct. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 1.3% in September, much more than expected as the lingering effects of Hurricane Ida continue to stymie activity. The Federal Reserve reported Monday that nearly half, or 0.6%, of the overall decline in total...

Floods, landslides kill at least 28 people in southern India

Oct. 18, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials predicted more rain as the death toll from floods and landslides in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 28 on Monday. Since the ferocious downpours began last week, swollen rivers have decimated bridges, and vehicles and homes have...

Thailand hit with more flooding amid heavy rains

Oct. 18, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Heavy rains in central and northeastern Thailand caused new flooding on Monday, with authorities forced to release water into an already swollen river after a reservoir reached full capacity, and others facing the same possibility. Authorities in the...

Fire crews make big gains against Southern California blaze

Oct. 17, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains, officials said Sunday. More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains...

South Dakota pheasant hunters see blue skies, lots of birds

Oct. 17, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Pheasant hunters from around the country making their annual trek to South Dakota were greeted Saturday with warm weather and blue skies on opening day. Despite extreme drought conditions in the spring, when pheasants nest and hatch, a mild...

2 tornados confirmed in western Pennsylvania

Oct. 17, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pair of tornados have been confirmed in western Pennsylvania over the weekend, forecasters said. The National Weather Service says an EF-0 tornado with estimated winds up to 85 mph touched down in the town of Shippingport before dawn Saturday. The...

Smaller shows will go on at Ida-damaged Louisiana theater

Oct. 17, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Shows will go on at a historic Louisiana theater despite damage from Hurricane Ida. The Columbia Theatre in Hammond is converting a conference center into a venue for entertainment while repairs and planned renovations are made. The Hammond Star...