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Snowballs not baseballs: Winter storm wipes out Mets-Rockies

May. 20, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Kris Bryant's return from a back injury will have to wait. It's hard to play baseball during a snowstorm in Colorado. The opener of the Rockies' three-game series against the New York Mets was postponed Friday, 6 1/2 hours before the scheduled first pitch, with a...

Tornado hits western German city; dozens injured

May. 20, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A tornado swept through the western German city of Paderborn on Friday, injuring dozens of people as it blew away roofs, toppled trees and sent debris flying for miles, authorities said. Meteorologists had warned that heavy rainfall and hail were expected in western...

Reported Illinois tornado knocks down trees, damages homes

May. 20, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — A tornado reportedly touched down in southeastern Illinois, knocking down trees and damaging numerous homes and other buildings, a police chief said Friday. People told Mount Carmel police they saw a tornado sweep through as a storm cut across the city's...

Ex-deputy gets 18 years after detainees drown in locked van

May. 19, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy in South Carolina whose police van was swept away by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, drowning two women seeking mental health treatment trapped in a cage in the back was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison. A Marion County...

High winds hit Germany as storm moves in; floods feared

May. 19, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Gusts of wind of up to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) hit areas in western and northwestern Germany on Thursday after the national weather service warned that heavy storms could bring the possibility of tornadoes. Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia,...

Marshall University opens up thrift store to flood victims

May. 19, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is offering items in its thrift store free of charge to area flood victims affected by recent high water. The campus store in Huntington will be open to flood victims from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Monday. Several inches of...

New Zealand hands out extra cash to fight 'inflation storm'

May. 19, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government said Thursday it will hand out an extra few hundred dollars to more than 2 million lower-income adults to help them navigate what it describes as “the peak of the global inflation storm.” The payments are part of a...

Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season' this year

May. 18, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the country will likely see “another tough hurricane season” this year, and he pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover from them. “We know...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 18, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 16, 2022. Editorial: A Powerhouse Storm And The Warning Signs It did not come without warning. And the storm that blasted across the region last Thursday — a weather event that has been classified by the National...

Tropical cyclone blacks out 182,000 homes in southern Brazil

May. 17, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tropical Cyclone Yakecan hit Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and authorities said about 182,000 homes were without electricity Tuesday night. Local utility CEEE Equatorial said on its social media channels that it had all its staff out dealing with...