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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talks with residents about damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Death toll rises, mass power outages after storm destruction

Aug. 5, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least nine people, including a 5-year-old autistic girl, were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina. Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after felled trees downed...

5-year-old autistic girl missing in storm found dead

Aug. 5, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 5-year-old autistic girl who disappeared from a Philadelphia-area home during the height of Tuesday's storm was found dead Wednesday and was believed to have been swept away by floodwaters in the creek behind her house, authorities said. Police in Montgomery County's Towamencin...

More than 900K still lack power in New Jersey after Isaias

Aug. 5, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The sound of generators and chain saws punctuated Wednesday morning's sunrise in New Jersey where more than 1.3 million homes and businesses were without electricity after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state. Utility crews slowly restored service, but 981,868 customers were...

New York City Police officers shield a person from view who died after a tree fell on a van as Tropical Storm Isaias moved past New York, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Isaias in New York City halts trains, downs trees, kills 1

Aug. 4, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias halted commuter trains, closed bridges and sent thousands of tree limbs crashing down Tuesday as it barreled through New York City, leaving more than 2.5 million customers in the tristate area without power. The fast-moving storm claimed at least one life in New York....

Melissa Allphin, a tourist from Detroit, watches waves crash under a pier as the Atlantic Ocean churns Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Atlantic City, N.J. Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast, including New Jersey, on Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane along the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Isaias soaks New Jersey, halting trains and leaving outages

Aug. 4, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Heavy rains and high winds swept across New Jersey on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaias roared to the north, leaving behind power outages, suspended train service and reports of tornadoes. A state of emergency remained in effect and Gov. Phil Murphy said during a briefing the western...

Barriers up, beaches closed as storm Isaias threatens NYC

Aug. 3, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is putting up storm barriers to protect its famed South Street Seaport, officials are warning of heavy rain and flooding, and commuter train service to and from Connecticut is being reduced with Tropical Storm Isaias expected to hit the Northeastern U.S. on Tuesday. Mayor Bill...

This Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, satellite image released by NASA shows Typhoon Hagupit approaching Taiwan, center left. Vulnerable coastal areas of eastern China are being evacuated in anticipation of Typhoon Hagupit making landfall late Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, bringing gales and heavy rainfall at a time when much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy flooding.  (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)

Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon

Aug. 3, 2020 5:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Vulnerable coastal areas were being evacuated and fishing boats recalled to port before a typhoon was expected to bring heavy rains to eastern China late Monday as much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy flooding. Typhoon Hagupit had gusts of up to 90 kilometers...

Virus forces 2020 WVa fall foliage train to be called off

Jul. 21, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — A train excursion that takes visitors to see fall foliage in southern West Virginia has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Autumn Colors Express takes passengers round trip from Charleston and Huntington to Hinton. Railexco is the charter company that operates...

Pedestrian footbridge damaged by derailment reopens in WVa

Jul. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — A popular pedestrian footbridge in West Virginia is repaired and back open following a train derailment. The footbridge crosses the Potomac River from Harpers Ferry into Maryland and draws tourists, bicyclists and hikers along the Appalachian Trail. “Hallelujah....

Sri Lankan Municipal health workers spray disinfectant to another colleague who conducted blood tests for COVID-19 antibody tests at a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Asia Today: India's cases spike again to near half-million

Jun. 26, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India neared half a million confirmed coronavirus cases Friday with its biggest 24-hour spike of 17,296 new infections, prompting a delay in resumption of regular train services of more than a month. The new cases took India's total to 490,401. The Health Ministry also reported 407 more...