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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Dec. 9, 2019 12:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ...

Storm drops heavy rain, snow across Northern California

Dec. 7, 2019 7:33 PM EST

San Francisco (AP) — A man and a woman were taken to the hospital Saturday after being struck by a fallen tree on a San Francisco sidewalk. They suffered non life-threatening injuries after being hit by the approximately 30- to 40-foot-tall tree in the Presidio Terrace neighborhood, a city Fire Department...

Sheriff's office: Exposure suspected in couple's deaths

Dec. 7, 2019 2:11 PM EST

ASH FORK, Ariz. (AP) — Exposure is suspected in the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found Friday in snow along a road in rural Arizona where a major wintry storm hit a week ago, authorities said Saturday. “It is possible snow kept their bodies from view for a period of time," the...

Disaster declaration for Mississippi areas in Oct. 26 storms

Dec. 6, 2019 3:43 PM EST

President Donald Trump on Friday approved a disaster declaration for parts of Mississippi affected by severe weather that hit in late October, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker's office said. Trump approved Gov. Phil Bryant's request for the declaration a day after the entire Mississippi congressional delegation requested...

Storm topples 3 communications towers in western Nebraska

Dec. 6, 2019 8:21 AM EST

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska communications provider is scrambling to restore service after a weekend storm coated the region with ice and snow and toppled three of the company’s service towers in the Nebraska Panhandle. Action Communications towers near Chadron State park, southern...

Another 3 feet of snow possible at Lake Tahoe into weekend

Dec. 5, 2019 8:41 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Lake Tahoe area is bracing for another big early, winter storm with as much as another 3 feet (1 meter) of snow possible in the upper elevations by early Sunday. The National Weather Service says freezing fog is possible in the Reno area Friday morning with patches of black ice likely...

Roadway reopens on Ocracoke Island 3 months after Dorian

Dec. 5, 2019 5:24 PM EST

OCRACOKE ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Thursday that N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island will reopen to all traffic, three months after Hurricane Dorian severely damaged the island and it's main road. The September storm destroyed the protected dune line between the...

UN says 13 people reportedly killed in Philippines typhoon

Dec. 5, 2019 2:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian officials say typhoon Kammuri reportedly killed 13 people and displaced nearly 400,000 others as it crossed the Philippines with fierce winds and rain this week. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday that the humanitarian experts also reported that more than...

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

Dec. 5, 2019 12:46 PM EST

SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis. With a total annual budget of $225 million,...

Driver who killed Colorado trooper during blizzard gets jail

Dec. 5, 2019 10:30 AM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A man who lost control of his car and killed a Colorado state trooper helping a stranded driver during a blizzard will spend 90 days behind bars. In an unexpected move, a judge on Wednesday sentenced John Carpenter, 59, of Centennial to time in jail in the death of Cpl. Daniel Groves...