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'Super bloom' swarms force California city to say no more

Feb. 07, 2023 18:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small California city that was overrun by visitors four years ago when heavy winter rains produced a “super bloom” of wild poppies has a message for the public after this year's deluge: Do not come. You could be arrested. The poppies are beginning to bloom...

Greece: 3 dead after boat with migrants hits rocks

Feb. 07, 2023 06:53 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three migrants died and 16 others were rescued off the Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday after a dinghy transporting them from the nearby coast of Turkey hit rocks in high winds, authorities said. The coast guard said the three bodies were recovered off the eastern coast of...

Generators, spoiled food: Slow power repairs anger Austin

Feb. 06, 2023 18:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Like thousands of other Austin residents, Darin Murphy began a sixth day Monday with no power in his home, wrapping his head around the city's latest demoralizing update: Getting the lights fully back on may take another week. “We are planning for worst-case...

Survivors scream as desperate rescuers work in Turkey, Syria

Feb. 06, 2023 18:02 PM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — Rescuers called out, “Slowly, slowly,” as they lifted a man inch by inch from between slabs of collapsed concrete Monday in the Turkish province that was the epicenter of a devastating earthquake. His neck in a brace, the barefoot man was carried on a...

Burlington's delayed homeless shelter pods to open this week

Feb. 06, 2023 16:55 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A shelter pod community for homeless residents in Vermont’s largest city is opening this week after several delays, Burlington officials announced Monday. The emergency housing includes 23 prefabricated single-occupancy pods, and five double-occupancy...

Justin Rose wins at Pebble Beach to end 4-year drought

Feb. 06, 2023 16:10 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose had a different set of goals at the start of the year. His back was starting to become bothersome. His world ranking sank to its lowest point in 13 years. And he had reason to wonder if he would spend the first full week in April somewhere...

Blustery, cold storm adds to California's big snowpack

Feb. 06, 2023 15:20 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blustery weekend storm added to California's big mountain snowpack, leaving icy conditions in the Sierra Nevada early Monday. Chains were required on sections of Sierra highways, but a backcountry avalanche warning for the greater Lake Tahoe area expired...

Hawaii firefighter dies after being swept into storm drain

Feb. 06, 2023 13:58 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A firefighter who was swept into a storm drain while responding to a storm on the Hawaiian island of Maui died over the weekend, officials said. Treʻ Evans-Dumaran, 24, died Saturday, according to a Maui County news release. He was in critical condition in...

Greece: Snow reaches Acropolis, halts services

Feb. 06, 2023 03:53 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — High winds and a cold snap in Greece halted ferry services and highway traffic and dusted the Acropolis and other ancient monuments in Athens with snow on Monday. The inclement weather prompted authorities in greater Athens in close schools and courthouses and...

Northeast temperatures soar a day after bone-numbing cold

Feb. 05, 2023 15:27 PM EST

Temperatures in many areas of the Northeast U.S. climbed to the mid-40s Fahrenheit on Sunday, a day after the region suffered through temperatures that plummeted into the negative teens and felt like minus 45 to minus 50 degrees with the wind chill. Atop 6,288-foot Mount Washington...