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Massachusetts issues tighter restrictions on access to homeless shelter system

Jul. 23, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey unveiled new restrictions Tuesday on the state's homeless family shelter programs. Beginning Aug. 1, families that are not prioritized for placement in emergency assistance shelters will be eligible to stay at overflow sites for just...

New Mexico village battered by wildfires in June now digging out from another round of flooding

Jul. 22, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico village that was ravaged by wildfires in June and then battered off-and-on by flooding across burn scars was cleaning up Monday from another round of flash flooding in which a dozen people had to be rescued and many more were displaced from their homes....

Rescuers search for dozens missing after flooding and a bridge collapse in China kill at least 25

Jul. 22, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers on Monday were searching for dozens missing after heavy rains caused flash flooding and a bridge collapse in different parts of China, killing at least 25 people. Flash flooding tore through a village in southwestern Sichuan province in the middle of the...

Village in southern New Mexico ravaged by wildfires last month now facing another flash flood watch

Jul. 21, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A mountain village in southern New Mexico that was ravaged by wildfires last month is under a new flash flood watch, authorities said Sunday. The National Weather Service said heavy rain was forecast for Ruidoso on Sunday with the flash flood warning in effect...

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...

Today in History: July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin walk on the moon

Jul. 20, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 20, the 202nd day of 2024. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon...

Vermont farmers take stock after losing crops to flooding two years in a row

Jul. 19, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Exactly one year to the date of last year’s severe flooding in Vermont, Joe’s Brook Farm was flooded again by the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. This time it was worse. Workers were able to harvest some of the produce before last week's flooding, but the...

Humans caused climate change. Amid the suffering, now they must solve it

Jul. 19, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, scientists warned that continued burning of oil, gas, and coal would have devastating climate impacts. Those impacts are being felt around the world. Climate change is driving extreme weather By all accounts, the last few years have been...

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...

Water rescues underway during flooding in Arkansas, officials say. Storms this week have left several dead across US

Jul. 17, 2024 09:44 AM EDT
YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Water rescues underway during flooding in Arkansas, officials say. Storms this week have left several dead across US.