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11 dead and dozens missing after a highway bridge in China crumbles in flooding and heavy storms

Jul. 20, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese authorities say at least 11 people have died and 30 are missing in the partial collapse of a highway bridge in the northwest of the country following heavy storms and flooding. A similar number are missing in the southwest after dozens of houses were destroyed by...

Heavy rain collapses part of ancient Michigan cave where 'The Great Train Robbery' was filmed

Jul. 19, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (AP) — Part of an ancient Michigan cave where “The Great Train Robbery” was filmed has collapsed under heavy rain. A wall of Bear Cave in Buchanan collapsed this week, Adam Morris, the property manager at a campground that operates near the cave, told...

Storms flood the Ozarks and strand drivers in Toronto. New York community is devastated by tornado

Jul. 17, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Another wave of severe storms pummeled a wide swath of the United States and Canada, leading to flash floods and water rescues Wednesday in the Ozark Mountains, dropping a tornado that ravaged a community in upstate New York and stranding drivers in high water around...

Toronto cleans up after storm as Trudeau says better infrastructure needed for future

Jul. 17, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Cleanup crews worked to get Canada’s largest city back to normal on Wednesday, a day after a torrential downpour flooded Toronto’s major roadways and left thousands without power. Around Toronto, flooding temporarily closed several major roads and left drivers...

After heavy June rains, a buildup of manganese is discoloring a Louisiana city's water supply

Jul. 17, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Unusually high concentrations of the mineral manganese are discoloring the drinking water in the northwest Louisiana city of Shreveport, where officials have been fighting the problem for over a month. The manganese isn’t considered a health hazard for the...

6 dead and cities left without electricity as storm sweeps through Belarus

Jul. 17, 2024 10:30 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The emergencies ministry in Belarus said Wednesday that six people died in a heavy weekend storm that swept through much of the country, and officials said that some cities are still experiencing problems with water and electricity. The ministry reported that 330...

At least 40 die after heavy rains pound eastern Afghanistan, destroying houses and cutting power

Jul. 16, 2024 22:56 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy rains in eastern Afghanistan have killed at least 40 people and injured nearly 350 others, Taliban officials said Tuesday. Among the dead in Monday's storm were five members of the same family when the roof of their house collapsed in Surkh Rod district,...

Torrential rains hit Canada's largest city, closing a major highway and other roads

Jul. 16, 2024 21:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A major highway, several other thoroughfares and a key transit hub were flooded in Toronto as torrential rains washed over Canada's largest city Tuesday, causing power outages in multiple areas. Toronto police said part of the Don Valley Parkway, which runs from the...

Brazilian researchers discover dinosaur fossil after heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul

Jul. 16, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a fossilized skeleton of what they believe is one of the world’s oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul accelerated the natural process of erosion. The fossil found next to...

Anger over Houston power outages after Beryl has repair crews facing threats from some residents

Jul. 16, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Drawn guns. Thrown rocks. Threatening messages. Houston’s prolonged outages following Hurricane Beryl has some fed-up and frustrated residents taking out their anger on repair workers who are trying to restore power across the city. The threats and confrontations...