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Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Mar. 19, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won't plant this year. But that's not his biggest worry. He and other farmers have worked until midnight for days to move grain, equipment and fuel...

The Latest: Pence views raging river, visits shelter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence took a look at the raging Elkhorn River at the small town of Waterloo, Nebraska, which found itself cut off from the outside world last week by floodwaters. Pence visited the flood disaster area...

LA airport gets rare super bloom of flowers next to runways

Mar. 19, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travelers flying in and out of Los Angeles International Airport are being treated to a rare visual spectacle of large wildflower fields coming into bloom between runways. Heavy winter rains spawned the super bloom of flowers at the airport and elsewhere around California. The largest...

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Mar. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk. In...

The Latest: UN allocates $20 million to aid cyclone victims

Mar. 19, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The latest on tropical cyclone (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Wednesday The United Nations has allocated $20 million from its emergency response fund for the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Tuesday that...

Mozambique president: More than 200 people dead in his country alone after tropical cyclone; 3 days mourning declared

Mar. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique president: More than 200 people dead in his country alone after tropical cyclone; 3 days mourning declared.

Midwest floodwaters tear through or spill over many levees

Mar. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Floodwaters driven by a swift current have torn through and spilled over levees at countless locations across the Midwest, swamping hundreds of homes and businesses. The levees are meant to protect people and property from rising water in rivers, creeks, lakes and even drainage ditches....

Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Mar. 19, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the Lower 48 states that had consistent temperature records since 1920 and...

AP Explains: Why southern African cyclone is so shattering

Mar. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The lives of hundreds of thousands of people are at risk after a cyclone ripped into central Mozambique and heavy rains continue to fall. Aid groups report people clinging to rooftops and trees as rivers burst their banks and waters rise. Authorities openly worry that the world has not...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 19, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'YOU WON'T HEAR ME SPEAK HIS NAME' New Zealand's prime minister says she will do everything in her power to deny the accused mosque gunman a platform for elevating his white supremacist views at trial. 2....