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Arizona city watches, worries as mountain area burns

Jul. 23, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Anxious residents packed up prized possessions Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters worked to keep a wildfire in a forested Arizona city away from homes while they got help from the weather. About two dozen homes have been evacuated in Flagstaff, a popular mountain getaway in the...

Colorado tornado causes significant damage in small town

Jul. 23, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) — A tornado has caused significant damage to a residential area in Colorado. The Pueblo Chieftain reported Tuesday that an inspection by state authorities revealed damage to dozens of cabins and trailers about 150 miles (241 kilometers) south of Denver. Custer County Sheriff's Office...

The Latest: Flash flood warning for areas below wildfire

Jul. 23, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire in northern Arizona (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Flagstaff communities in the shadow of a wildfire. The weather service says up to an inch of rain already has fallen over the fire. Flooding is...

Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens

Jul. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory's governor. One of the search warrants said that government officials...

Army reserve soldier killed when tree falls during storm

Jul. 23, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Military officials say an U.S. Army Reserve soldier was killed and two others injured when a large tree was toppled during severe weather in Virginia. A statement from Fort Pickett on Tuesday says the soldiers were taking part in a training exercise on Monday when the incident...

Tornado hits Cape Cod as thunderstorms break the heat

Jul. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A tornado that tore across Cape Cod has put an exclamation mark on a wave of storms that broke the heat in the Northeast and Midwest. The National Weather Service says the tornado struck the Massachusetts resort area just after noon Tuesday. It ripped off a hotel roof, toppled trees...

Roof torn off Cape Cod hotel, as high winds, tornado strike

Jul. 23, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — High winds and one radar-confirmed tornado ripped off a hotel roof, downed trees that blocked roads, and knocked out power to thousands on Cape Cod on Tuesday during the peak of tourist season. A tornado struck Yarmouth just after noon, according to the National Weather Service,...

The Latest: LA County beaches reopen after lightning

Jul. 23, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on heat, humidity and lightning in Southern California (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Lifeguards have reopened all Los Angeles County beaches that were closed due to lightning. The beaches were cleared for about an hour Tuesday morning after lighting was observed. Southern...

Lightning sparks more than a dozen wildfires in Nevada

Jul. 23, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Crews are battling more than a dozen wildfires across northern Nevada. Lightning started most of them on Monday as a line of thunderstorms made their way across the state. Several are burning in remote parts of north-central Nevada between Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 50. There've been...

Tropical storm forms in Pacific; no threat to land

Jul. 23, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new tropical storm has formed over the Pacific Ocean, but it's expected to be short-lived and doesn't threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dalila was centered about 580 miles (935 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California...