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Powerful typhoon causes minor injuries, damage in S. Korea

Sep. 23, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon battered southern South Korea, injuring 26 people and knocking out power to about 27,790 houses, officials said Monday. Typhoon Tapah earlier lashed parts of Japan's southern islands with heavy rains and winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries. South...

Albania quake has 340 aftershocks, people afraid to go home

Sep. 22, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Fear and safety hazards kept many residents of Albania's capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres out of their homes Sunday after an earthquake the day before injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings. Albania's Institute of Geosciences, Energy, Water and Environment...

Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after some damage in south

Sep. 22, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon was heading northeast to Japan's main island of Honshu on Sunday after lashing parts of the country's southern islands with heavy rains and winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries. Typhoon Tapah was passing near Nagasaki in southern Japan on Sunday afternoon after...

Fifth death linked to storm that walloped Houston area

Sep. 21, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The widespread damage brought to the Houston area by one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history came into broader view Saturday, as floodwaters receded to reveal the exhausting cleanup effort that lies ahead for many communities and homeowners. Hundreds of homes and other...

Quake with preliminary magnitude 5.8 quake strikes Albania

Sep. 21, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

POGRADEC, Albania (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck the west of Albania on Saturday but caused only minor injuries, the country's government said. Citing the country's Institute of GeoSciences, Energy, Water and Environment, Albania's defense ministry said the quake struck 13...

Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Sep. 21, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away. Last year, California...

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Sep. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989's Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo's...

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

Mexico still has much rebuilding to do from 2017 quake

Sep. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico marked the Sept. 19 anniversaries of 2017 earthquakes that killed more than 500 people and a devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presided over a ceremony Thursday in which the flag was raised to half-staff in...

The Latest: Lorena becomes hurricane off coast of Mexico

Sep. 18, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Lorena has become a hurricane just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico. Lorena is expected to brush or hit land by early Thursday somewhere between the port of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's southwestern...