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European leaders discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit as concern grows about direction of US

Jul. 18, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, England (AP) — Leaders from across Europe expressed support for Ukraine and concern about the direction of the United States on Thursday at a security-focused summit clouded by worries about whether the U.S. will remain a reliable ally if Donald Trump wins a second presidency. ...

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...

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...

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...

Power restored at overcrowded California prison after outage amid heat wave

Jul. 16, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Power was restored Tuesday at an overcrowded California men's prison that ran on emergency generator power for three days following a major electrical outage amid a heat wave. The problem was fixed shortly after 2 p.m. at California State Prison, Solano,...

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...

Texas governor criticizes Houston energy as utility says power will be mostly restored by Wednesday

Jul. 15, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The majority of Houston outages that followed Hurricane Beryl should be fixed within the next two days, the city’s main utility company said Monday as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to punish CenterPoint Energy even after the lights come back. The Texas...

Rescuers in Nepal recover 11 bodies after a landslide swept 2 buses full of people into a river

Jul. 15, 2024 02:27 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers in Nepal have recovered a total of 11 bodies from the river that two buses full of people were swept into by a landslide, officials said Monday. Rescuers found the bodies in different spots along the riverbanks as they searched for the missing buses...

Rescuers have recovered 7 bodies from a river after a landslide swept two buses full of people into it, official says

Jul. 15, 2024 00:36 AM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers have recovered 7 bodies from a river after a landslide swept two buses full of people into it, official says.