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Tropical Storm Edouard moves through Atlantic away from US

Jul. 6, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Edouard was moving Monday through the Atlantic Ocean away from the continental United States. As of 11 a.m. EDT, Edouard had top sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph), with higher gusts, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm was moving northeast at about 37...

Tropical Storm Edouard forms over far North Atlantic Ocean

Jul. 5, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Edouard formed on Sunday evening over the far North Atlantic, but posed no immediate threat to land. The storm had top sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was centered at 11 p.m. EDT about 685 miles (1,100 kilometers) south-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, off Canada,...

A rescuer helps a worker cross a ladder to get across floodwaters from a construction site in Jing'an county in central China's Jiangxi province midnight Friday, July 3, 2020. A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding. (Chinatopix via AP)

China braces for more storms; 121 dead or missing this year

Jul. 5, 2020 6:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. The National Meteorological Center raised the weather alert to yellow Sunday morning, the third highest of four levels, for...

In this June 24, 2020, photo, a man walks through a flooded village in Huishui County in southwestern China's Guizhou Province.  More than 20 people have died this year in seasonal rains in southern China that swell rivers and flood towns and agricultural fields (Chinatopix via AP)

Storms leave 3 dead, 12 missing in southwest China

Jun. 27, 2020 4:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Three people died and 12 are missing after overnight rainstorms in southwestern China, authorities said Saturday. Two vehicles fell into a river, killing two people and leaving three others unaccounted for, according to the Mianning county government in Sichuan province. Another person was...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 24, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ June 24 Valdosta Daily Times on rising coronavirus cases in Georgia: COVID-19 cases are on the rise in our community and across the state of Georgia. More transparency regarding when, where, why and how the spikes are occurring is essential. State and public health...

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry listens during an interview with The Associated Press at his office, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Egypt wants the United Nations Security Council to

AP Interview: Egypt wants UN to avert unilateral fill of dam

Jun. 22, 2020 4:30 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt wants the United Nations Security Council to “undertake its responsibilities” and prevent Ethiopia from starting to fill its massive, newly built hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile next month without an agreement, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry told The Associated...

This satellite image taken Thursday, May 28, 2020, shows the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile river in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia. In an interview with The Associated Press Friday, June 19, 2020, Ethiopia's Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew declared that his country will go ahead and start filling the $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam next month, even without an agreement with Egypt and Sudan. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

AP Interview: Ethiopia to fill disputed dam, deal or no deal

Jun. 20, 2020 3:15 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — It’s a clash over water usage that Egypt calls an existential threat and Ethiopia calls a lifeline for millions out of poverty. Just weeks remain before the filling of Africa’s most powerful hydroelectric dam might begin, and tense talks between the countries on...

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, right, gives a tour to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, of the Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Doral, Fla. Wolf, who also toured the National Hurricane Center, spoke during a news conference on the on DHS's operational readiness for the hurricane season. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

With storms in May, lawmaker wants a longer hurricane season

Jun. 17, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though the six-month Atlantic hurricane season lasts as long as a typical Major League Baseball season, a Florida congresswoman thinks it needs to be longer. Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Wednesday sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

NOAA's hurricane hunter base in Florida hit with COVID-19

Jun. 16, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Five employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hurricane hunter base in central Florida have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. The areas where the employees worked at the Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland were closed on June 9...

Maria Matilde Parrilla, 92, right, looks up as a municipal worker points a faulty joint in her wood and zinc roof, in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season this year threatens a region still recovering from recent storms as it fights a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

US officials visit Puerto Rico, oversee hurricane prep

Jun. 15, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal officials on Monday praised Puerto Rico’s hurricane preparedness and pledged additional help as they reviewed disaster recovery efforts during the start of a weeklong visit to the U.S. territory. Rear Admiral Peter Brown, the island’s federal...