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Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

Mar. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ISABELA, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the dark and isolating days after Hurricane Maria, people across Puerto Rico invented new ways to communicate: Elderly couples in need of food or water would raise a flag at their home. Neighbors created amateur security systems, banging on pots for a minute each night to...

The Latest: UN will press global community for cyclone aid

Mar. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local): 7:10 p.m. United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq says the U.N. will ask the international community for money to help victims of Cyclone Idai but "at this stage what we want to...

Moderate earthquake hits Turkey; 3 people injured

Mar. 20, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish authorities said. At least three people sustained minor injuries but there were no reports of any deaths. The government-run Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency...

The Latest: Pence views raging river, visits shelter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence took a look at the raging Elkhorn River at the small town of Waterloo, Nebraska, which found itself cut off from the outside world last week by floodwaters. Pence visited the flood disaster area...

US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River

Mar. 19, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman commended Arizona,...

The Latest: US official declares Colorado River plan done

Mar. 19, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a Colorado River drought plan (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The U.S. government says seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River have completed their work on a plan to protect the waterway amid a prolonged drought. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda...

The Latest: UN allocates $20 million to aid cyclone victims

Mar. 19, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The latest on tropical cyclone (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Wednesday The United Nations has allocated $20 million from its emergency response fund for the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Tuesday that...

AP Interview: Yemen's rebels say they won't give up port

Mar. 19, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen said Tuesday that his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the government. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committees, accused his rivals from the...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Mar. 19, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised —...

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Mar. 18, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers would be likelier to...