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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

May. 12, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 10 The Washington Post on a school bombing and Afghanistan's future: The horrific bombing of a school for girls in Kabul on Saturday was a grim presage of the...

Tornado rips off roofs, knocks out power in New Orleans

May. 12, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tornado ripped off roofs, knocked down utility polls and cut off power to thousands in New Orleans early Wednesday, but no serious injuries were reported in what one city official called an unexpected “dry run” for the approaching hrricane season. ...

More forests in Arizona impose fire, smoking restrictions

May. 12, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three more national forests in Arizona have imposed campfire and smoking restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires like a large blaze now being fought by hundreds of firefighters supported by aircraft. The Coconino, Kaibab and Tonto national...

Joplin med school students graduate 10 years after tornado

May. 12, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

At 5:03 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011, more than 400 graduates of Joplin High School threw their maroon-colored caps into the air. Cali Clark kept hers on. She still has it, somewhere. Eight minutes later, outdoor sirens across Joplin began to wail. ...

Resort wants to use treated wastewater to supplement snow

May. 12, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

An exclusive Montana resort wants to turn sewage into snow so that its rich and famous members can ski its slopes in a winter season that’s shrinking because of climate change. The Yellowstone Club— a ski and golf resort just north of Yellowstone National Park that...

EPA: Jackson water safe to drink, despite system problems

May. 12, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency officials met with Jackson leaders Tuesday to discuss severe issues with the water system in Mississippi's capital city. They said fixing the system will take years and cost millions of dollars, but for now, it's OK for people to drink...

Officials: Helicopter flew into snow shortly before crash

May. 12, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MEHOOPANY, Pa. (AP) — A helicopter flew into a band of snow shortly before spinning out of control and crashing in remote area of northeastern Pennsylvania last month, killing a Lehigh Valley physician, authorities said. But a spokesperson for the National...

Hurricane that hit Louisiana in 2020 was Category 3, not 2

May. 11, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta, which swept through southeast Louisiana at the tail end of the 2020 hurricane season, has been upgraded to a major, Category 3 storm at Louisiana landfall, according to a federal report released Tuesday that underscored the intensity of the already...

Salem ice storm repair to cost more than $4 million

May. 11, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore (AP) — Officials in Salem, Oregon, say damage from a February ice storm will cost about $4.6 million to repair. The Statesman Journal reports the money will be spend repairing infrastructure and clearing downed trees. As of April 21, a...

Torrential rains prompt flood watches in the South

May. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Flood warnings covered parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday as torrential rains pounded the state. Strong to severe storms were possible Tuesday in much of the southeastern U.S., The National Weather Service said. The storms could...