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Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens as it moves west

Aug. 26, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian was gathering strength Monday while approaching islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and could strike Puerto Rico and its neighbors as a minimal hurricane on Tuesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm warnings for Barbados, St....

Thousands in Mozambique rebuild after devastating cyclones

Aug. 26, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

VINHO, Mozambique (AP) — When Cyclone Idai roared through central Mozambique in March, it made some 200,000 people homeless and destroyed about 2 million acres of crops. Weeks later, a second cyclone hit northern Mozambique, the first time since record-keeping began that two major cyclones hit the southern...

Russian agency reveals details of radiation after explosion

Aug. 26, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state weather and environment monitoring agency has released new details about a brief spike in radioactivity following a recent explosion at the navy's testing range. The Aug. 8 incident at the Russian navy's range on the White Sea killed two servicemen and five nuclear engineers...

Today in History

Aug. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2019. There are 127 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women's right to vote, was certified in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. On this...

Attorneys: Charges expected in Florida nursing home deaths

Aug. 25, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys said Sunday that arrests are expected shortly in the case of a Florida nursing home where 12 patients died after its air conditioning power went out amid sweltering heat following Hurricane Irma in 2017. Lawrence Hashish told The Associated Press his client is...

Heard for miles: Gas explosion hits office, shopping complex

Aug. 25, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

A powerful natural gas explosion badly damaged a Maryland office complex and shopping center Sunday morning, ripping away part of the facade and exposing twisted metal, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the thundering blast, which occurred at about 8 a.m. It came after authorities said they had...

Italian amusement park monorail falls off track, 7 injured

Aug. 25, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — RAI state TV says seven people have been injured when a section of overhead monorail at an Italian amusement park crashed to the ground. None of the injured, including two children, suffered critical injuries. The accident occurred Sunday at Movieland, one of several attractions at Canevaworld...

Hezbollah leader: Israeli drones over Lebanon will be downed

Aug. 25, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah said Sunday that his group will confront and shoot down any Israeli drones that enter Lebanese airspace from now on, raising the potential for conflict amid heightened regional tensions. Hassan Nasrallah also vowed to retaliate to an Israeli...

The Latest: Hezbollah leader: Israeli drones will be downed

Aug. 25, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the reported crash of two Israeli drones in Lebanon, following Israeli attacks on Iranian targets in neighboring Syria (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah says his group will confront and shoot down any Israeli drones that fly over Lebanon from now on....

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader says one of the Israeli drones that crashed over Beirut was on a military "suicide mission"

Aug. 25, 2019 12:15 PM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Hezbollah leader says one of the Israeli drones that crashed over Beirut was on a military "suicide mission"