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Ellison's home improvement at Lowe's is paying off

Aug. 21, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Lowe's blew past second quarter profit expectations, buoyed by strong demand for spring goods and sales to contractors. Even though the home improvement retailer wrestled with lower lumber prices and rough spring weather, CEO Marvin Ellison said Lowe's saw growth in same-store sales across the U.S. "Our...

Tropical Storm Chantal spins at sea, away from North America

Aug. 21, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Chantal is spinning slowly over far North Atlantic, moving away from North America and posing no threat to land. The National Hurricane Center tracked the storm about 445 miles (715 kilometers) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland on Wednesday morning. The weather service says...

Spain: Island wildfire eases, lets evacuees return home

Aug. 21, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in the Canary Islands say cooler temperatures and weaker winds are helping firefighters to progress in bringing Spain's biggest wildfire so far this year under control, permitting just under half of the more than 10,000 people evacuated to return home. The islands' emergency...

At least 201 killed in July-August China flooding

Aug. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 201 people have been killed and 63 are missing following flooding across China in July and August, according to government rescue services. The most recent deaths came in mountainous western Sichuan province, where eight were killed and 23 missing as of Wednesday morning. Earlier in...

Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Aug. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland (AP) — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it "the end of the planet." He is...

Spain: Winds drop, slowing Canary Island wildfire

Aug. 20, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The wind dropped in the Canary Islands Tuesday, allowing firefighters to make progress against Spain's biggest wildfire so far this year, raising hopes it might be contained within two days and that evacuated residents may soon be able to return home. Canary Islands President Ángel...

Lightning kills shepherd, 19 buffaloes in western Indonesia

Aug. 20, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lightning struck a livestock cage in western Indonesia, killing a shepherd and 19 buffaloes, police said Tuesday. Sitor Habeyahan had been driving the animals into the cage just after sunset on Monday and began to light a bonfire as usual to repel mosquitoes when lightning struck...

German FM 'grateful' for Swedish teen's climate activism

Aug. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says he's "grateful" for Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg's climate protests. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday — one year after Thunberg first staged a protest in front of the Swedish parliament — that she was addressing "the biggest crisis of...

Wildfire acreage way down in California this year _ so far

Aug. 19, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is not burning. At least not as much as it has in recent years. Acreage burned through Sunday is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years and down 95% from last year, according to statistics from the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The stats are...

Alaska wildfire season continues with new fires, hot weather

Aug. 19, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's wildfire season usually ends well before mid-August but persistent hot, dry weather has contributed to the start of new fires and the spread of old ones. High winds Saturday damaged power lines or knocked trees into lines, sparking multiple fires, including one that...