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Drought-stricken California doused by major storm

Oct. 25, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the state. Drenching showers and strong winds accompanied the...

Hurricane Rick heads for landfall on Mexico's southern coast

Oct. 25, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A slightly strengthened and compact Hurricane Rick closed in on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, heading toward a predicted landfall late Monday morning amid warnings of potential flash floods in the coastal mountains. The U.S. National Hurricane...

Explosion at Chinese university laboratory kills 2

Oct. 25, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a laboratory explosion at a university in eastern China, state media said Monday. The blast occurred Sunday afternoon at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Nanjing is a...

Hurricane Rick strengthens a bit near Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 24, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick strengthened a bit Sunday night while heading for Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it was expected to make landfall Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick had winds as high as 90 miles per hour (150 kph) and was...

Tens of thousands without power in WA, OR; 2 killed by tree

Oct. 24, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strong Pacific storm system that triggered mud flows in wildfire-scarred areas of California also slammed the Washington state and Oregon Sunday, threatening coastal flooding and causing power outages affecting tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Kyle Larson wins on 17th anniversary of Hendrick plane crash

Oct. 24, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kyle Larson has only heard stories about the late Ricky Hendrick, the son of his team owner who was killed 17 years ago in a plane crash on the way to a NASCAR race. The anniversary is a difficult day for Rick and Linda Hendrick, neither of...

Airplane makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Oct. 24, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Norfolk, Virginia, to Orlando made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport due to fumes or an odor in the cabin, officials said. News outlets report that all 102 passengers and crew were...

Fire on cargo ship off British Columbia coast reported out

Oct. 24, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian Coast Guard officials said Sunday a fire that was burning in several containers aboard a cargo ship off the coast of British Columbia appeared to be out. The Coast Guard said it received word late Saturday morning that a fire...

Beleaguered Haiti capital brought to brink by fuel shortages

Oct. 24, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s capital has been brought to the brink of exhaustion by fuel shortages, after staggering along despite an earthquake, the assassination of the president, gang violence and mass kidnappings. More than two weeks of fuel deliveries...

Plane from NY to LA makes emergency landing in Wisconsin

Oct. 24, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An American Airlines plane traveling from New York to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon in Wisconsin, according to officials with the airline and the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison. An airport official...