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Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

Sep. 20, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — Parts of Texas remained underwater Friday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston area, leaving at least two people dead and prompting hundreds of rescues for people trapped during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago....

Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

Sep. 20, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Hurricane Lorena bore down Friday on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja...

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Sep. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989's Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo's...

The Latest: Migrant killed by train in North macedonia

Sep. 20, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Police in North Macedonia say a 23-year old Pakistani migrant has died after being hit by a train. The man, identified only by his initials A.I., died late Thursday near the central city of Gradsko. Migrants who...

The Latest: Barges break loose in high water, strike bridge

Sep. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 6:49 a.m. A major bridge over the San Jacinto River in Texas is shut down after several barges broke loose during strong currents caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda. The U.S. Coast Guard says witnesses...

Music starts for Earthlings around Area 51 events in Nevada

Sep. 20, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Sound checks echoed from a distant main stage while Daniel Martinez whirled and danced at dusty makeshift festival grounds just after sunset in Rachel, the Nevada town closest to the once-secret Area 51 military base. Martinez's muse was the thumping beat from a satellite set-up pumping a...

The Latest: Hurricane Lorena approaching Mexico's Los Cabos

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Weather, including Hurricane Lorena along Mexico's Pacific Coast (all times local): 6 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami has upgraded Lorena to a hurricane as it bears down on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters say Hurricane Lorena now has...

Woman charged with murder in crash that killed 3 in Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say a woman has been charged with three counts of murder for killing three people in a three-vehicle crash while driving under the influence. News outlets report 42-year-old Tammy Marie Bevins Rodriguez was also charged with assault and wanton endangerment on...

Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras

Sep. 20, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In a ward usually reserved for juvenile burn victims, children lay listlessly under mosquito nets next to worried parents. On a recent day, 9-year-old Carlos Benítez was headed home after enduring several days of intravenous fluids while doctors waited for his dengue fever...

Today in History

Sep. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2019. There are 102 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 2001, during an address to a joint session of Congress, President George W. Bush announced a new Cabinet-level office to fortify homeland security and named...