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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The storm that struck Monday morning left tens of thousands of residents of Iowans without power as of Friday morning. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa governor defends storm response as residents struggle

Aug. 14, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds pushed back Friday against criticism that she has been slow to respond to a wind storm that devastated the state and promised more help soon for tens of thousands of residents struggling through their fifth day without electricity. Reynolds said 100 members...

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ruling party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13 2020. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

North Korea lifts lockdown in city, rejects flood, virus aid

Aug. 13, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lifted a lockdown in a major city near the border with South Korea where thousands had been quarantined for weeks over coronavirus worries, state media said Friday. But Kim, during a key ruling party meeting on Thursday, also insisted the North...

The roof and back half of the building is exposed at Camden Amusement in northwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, following damaging winds Monday. Hundreds of thousands of households in Iowa and Illinois remained without electricity Wednesday, two days after a rare wind storm that hit the Midwest devastated parts of the power grid, flattened valuable corn fields and killed several people. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via AP)

Death toll from storm rises in Iowa as power outages persist

Aug. 13, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It will take five days or longer to restore power to some Iowa homes and businesses that have been without electricity since Monday's wind storm left damage across the Midwest and killed at least four people, officials said Thursday. The straight-line winds that toppled trees and...

FILE - In this July 20, 2020, aerial file photo released by Xinhua News Agency shows the extent of flooding in Guzhen Town of Lu'an City in eastern China's Anhui Province. Summer floods in China have left more than 200 people dead or missing and caused $25 billion in direct damages, an emergency management official said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The floods struck major river systems across the central and southern parts of the country. (Tang Yang/Xinhua via AP, File)

China's deadly summer floods have caused $25B in damage

Aug. 13, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Summer floods in China have left more than 200 people dead or missing and caused $25 billion in direct damage, an emergency management official said Thursday. The floods struck major river systems across the central and southern parts of the country. Major cities have been largely spared by...

Iowa Department of Transportation workers help with tree debris removal as grain bins from the Archer Daniels Midland facility are seen severely damaged in Keystone, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. A storm slammed the Midwest with straight line winds of up to 100 miles per hour on Monday, gaining strength as it plowed through Iowa farm fields, flattening corn and bursting grain bins still filled with tens of millions of bushels of last year’s harvest. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP)

Iowa farmers assess losses after storm flattened cornfields

Aug. 13, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many. The storm, known as a derecho, slammed the Midwest with straight line winds of up to 100 miles per...

Regulators OK repair of bridge damaged by train derailment

Aug. 12, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A state regulatory panel on Wednesday approved Union Pacific Corp.'s revised plan to rebuild part of a century-old railroad bridge that was damaged in a train derailment and resulting fire. The Arizona Corporation Commission approved Union Pacific's emergency application to reconstruct the...

Mike Jacobis pushes a portion of tree trunk away as a neighbor helps on the ground in northwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The tree, which fell in Monday's storm, fell and damaged Jacobis' porch and the roof over a second-floor bedroom and closet. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via AP)

'Kicked in the teeth': Devastation mounts from Midwest storm

Aug. 12, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The impact of a wind storm that tore through the Midwest continued to grow Wednesday, as widespread power outages kept businesses closed, limited communication, spoiled food and caused long lines at gas stations. The rare storm known as a derecho hit Monday, devastating parts of the...

Storm damage repairs cause 1-hour Metro-North delays

Aug. 12, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North rail commuters on the New Haven Line faced one-hour delays Wednesday morning as crews worked to fix infrastructure damaged by last week's tropical storm. Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said repairs were being made to tracks between Stamford and...

Strong Wisconsin storms cut power, topple trees

Aug. 11, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong storms with damaging winds and heavy rain have left thousands without power in southeastern Wisconsin and caused localized flooding. A line of storms moved into the region Monday afternoon and knocked out power for about 28,000 We Energies customers. That number was down to about...

Aftershock rattles North Carolina town as governor visits

Aug. 11, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SPARTA, N.C. (AP) — A magnitude 2.9 aftershock on Tuesday rattled the North Carolina town where a 5.1 earthquake on Sunday shook items from grocery store shelves and caused damage to homes and businesses, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The USGS website showed the aftershock occurred around 4:45 p.m....