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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Jun. 14, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

Huge crowds of students and human rights activists protested in Hong Kong against a proposed law that would allow residents to be sent to mainland China for criminal trials. Clashes between the protesters and police were violent at times, with police using tear gas and rubber bullets. In other images from the...

Mississippi River dropping below flood stage in Iowa

Jun. 13, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Mississippi River is dropping below flood stage along many of Iowa's riverfront cities after nearly three months of record highs caused by melting snow and torrential rain. The river dropped below flood stage at Guttenberg, Iowa, early Tuesday, and was more than half a foot (15...

Texas governor signs $1.6B storm plan 2 years after Harvey

Jun. 13, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a $1.6 billion storm and flood resilience plan nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered parts of the state. Abbott signed the bill Thursday in Houston, where the Category 4 hurricane dumped more than 50 inches (130 centimeters) of rain. Harvey caused...

Snowmelt fills rivers in US Southwest, easing drought fears

Jun. 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming,...

Cyclone batters fishing hub but veers away from Indian coast

Jun. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

VERAVAL, India (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, waves and rain Thursday and was forecast to bring dangerous weather conditions even as it veered away from the subcontinent's western coast. The India Meteorological Department said Cyclone Vayu, named after...

6 people drown, hundreds seek medical help in Lithuania heat

Jun. 13, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Six people seeking relief from record heat in Lithuania have drowned, and hundreds have sought medical help as temperatures soared. The nation of 2.8 million hasn't seen rain for many weeks and a new June all-time heat record of 35.7 degrees Celsius (96 F) was reached in the...

About 20 people injured in thunderstorms in eastern Germany

Jun. 13, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — About 20 people have been injured in eastern Germany by gusty winds and thunderstorms while there were reports of lightning hitting a man in Denmark and causing the death of five horses in Sweden. German news agency dpa reported Thursday eight people were injured Wednesday night at an outdoor...

Cyclone batters fishing hub but veers away from Indian coast

Jun. 13, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

VERAVAL, India (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, wave and rain Thursday and was forecast to still bring dangerous weather even as it veered away from the western coast. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, the season's second major storm...

The Latest: Cyclone forecast to jog away from Indian coast

Jun. 13, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

VERAVAL, India (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Vayu (all times local): ___ 12:30 p.m. Authorities say a very severe cyclone appears to have changed course and is less likely to touch India's western coast than was previously forecast. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu has jogged west away...

Mississippi senator asks Trump for pumps to ease flooding

Jun. 12, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Faced with weeks more flooding in a part of Mississippi that's been underwater since February, one of the state's U.S. senators on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to the area to begin pumping water over the levee and into the already-swollen Mississippi...