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Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 6 dead, 30 missing

May. 26, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least six people while more than 30 remain missing,...

The Latest: Tropical storm watches issued ahead of Alberto

May. 25, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly moves eastward. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that the tropical storm watch...

Wisconsin frack sand sludge spill reaches Mississippi River

May. 24, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wisconsin officials were testing for environmental and health hazards Thursday after an accident at a frack sand mine sent millions of gallons of sludge into waterways, tinting them orange as the thick plume traveled downstream into the Mississippi River. A contractor's bulldozer slid...

Safety concerns spur relocation of scholastic regatta

May. 16, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A boat race that bills itself as the largest high school regatta in the world has been moved from Philadelphia to southern New Jersey because of concerns that recent and upcoming storms could endanger participants. The 92nd annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta was to be run Friday and Saturday...

Umatilla group works to regain land purchased by Army Corps

May. 13, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Fifty years ago, construction of the John Day Lock and Dam east of The Dalles changed the city of Umatilla forever. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, acting on flood predictions, acquired the city's land along the banks of the Columbia River, requiring everyone north of Fifth Street...

Protests and denials: Bosnia in uproar over student's death

May. 10, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Serb lawmakers discussed security Thursday in their mini-state in Bosnia after a student's death triggered a month of daily protests and cover-up accusations against top police officials. David Dragicevic, 21, disappeared in March and his body was found a week later in...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia fail to agree on Nile dispute

May. 8, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have failed again to make progress on their Nile dispute as Ethiopia works to complete a massive upstream dam, an Egyptian official said Tuesday. Egypt fears the Renaissance Dam will cut into its share of the river, which provides virtually all the freshwater for the...

Surveyors rescued after boat flips near Brookings

Apr. 26, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) — Officials say two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveyors were rescued after their boat capsized near the mouth of the Chetco River in Brookings. KPTV-TV reports the surveyors were conducting a routine survey at the north shore berm, just south of the Chetco River Jetty, when the boat...

Environmentalists dump on proposal for weaker coal ash rules

Apr. 24, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Dozens of environmentalists and others are speaking out against a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency that would roll back regulations governing the disposal of ash generated by coal-burning power plants. The EPA held its one and only public hearing about the proposal...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Mississippi River

Apr. 23, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

NORCO, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says hundreds of gallons of heavy fuel oil have spilled into the Mississippi River in Louisiana from a chemical tanker. The Coast Guard said in a news release Monday that the source of the spill near Norco "is reported to be secured." The news release says approximately...