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Blackouts possible again as fire danger looms in California

Oct. 22, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

Less than two weeks after blacking out much of Northern California, the state's largest utility is warning that dangerous fire weather could prompt it to shut off power to about a half-million people. Pacific Gas & Electric began notifying customers Monday that it could begin precautionary shutoffs to parts...

Deliberate blackouts possible again in California amid winds

Oct. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

With windy, dry weather in the forecast again, California's largest utility said Monday it's considering shutting off power this week to about a half million people to try and prevent wildfires ignited by electrical equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric said shutoffs in the northern part of the state could...

Japan warns of more rain, mudslide risk in typhoon-hit areas

Oct. 21, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese weather agency warned people in Tokyo and northern Nagano that heavy rainfall Tuesday may set off flooding and mudslides, including in areas recovering from a deadly typhoon. The Japan Meteorological Agency said heavy rain was expected throughout the day, with waves and...

The Latest: Bushes home spared by Dallas tornado

Oct. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that struck portions of the central and southern U.S. (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The tornado that caused widespread damage in north Dallas passed closed to the home of former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush but caused no damage. Bush spokesman Freddy...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

Oct. 21, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city "very fortunate" to be assessing only property damage. A meteorologist said Monday that people took shelter...

Latest: Deliberate blackouts possible again in California

Oct. 21, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:05 p.m. With windy, dry weather in the forecast again, Pacific Gas & Electric says it's considering shutting off power this week to about a half million people in Northern California to try and prevent wildfires ignited by...

General: Georgia soldiers died when vehicle fell from bridge

Oct. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Soldiers were training in darkness when their armored vehicle fell from a bridge and landed upside down in water below, killing three of those inside and injuring three others, the commanding general of Fort Stewart said Monday. Maj. Gen. Antonio Aguto struggled to hold back tears...

Burgum declares flood emergency, looks at other measures

Oct. 21, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday declared a statewide flood emergency and said officials were looking at other measures to help residents affected by heavy rains and a blizzard that dumped record amounts of snow in some places, especially farmers. Burgum's order cleared the way...

Weather service issues flood watch for Washington rivers

Oct. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for several rivers in Western Washington from Monday evening through late Tuesday night as heavy rains move in to the region. KOMO-TV says the watch means there is a potential for flooding, based on current forecasts, for portions of...

Flood watch for Western Washington rivers

Oct. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for several rivers in Western Washington as heavy rains move in to the region. KOMO reports the watch from Monday evening through late Tuesday night means there is a potential for flooding, based on current forecasts, for portions of...