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Smaller shows will go on at Ida-damaged Louisiana theater

Oct. 17, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Shows will go on at a historic Louisiana theater despite damage from Hurricane Ida. The Columbia Theatre in Hammond is converting a conference center into a venue for entertainment while repairs and planned renovations are made. The Hammond Star...

Louisiana woman shares how ‘found rose’ was named after her

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Peggy Martin Rose was a “found rose,” meaning it had no name and its origins unknown. Peggy Martin of Gonzales, for whom the rose is named, was the guest speaker at the Alexandria...

Moderate earthquake rocks Bali, killing at least 3

Oct. 16, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali early Saturday, killing at least three people and destroying dozens of homes. The quake hit just before dawn, causing people to run outdoors in a panic....

Firefighters make progress coralling big California wildfire

Oct. 15, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters reported significant progress in corralling a wildfire in Southern California coastal mountains on Friday. The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Thursday morning to 26.4...

Bus tips into sinkhole as deadly storms lash Greece

Oct. 15, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A bus transporting oil refinery workers fell into a sinkhole in the center of Greece’s second-largest city Friday as storms continued to batter the country, damaging roads, closing schools and causing the deaths of at least two people. ...

Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island

Oct. 14, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday. The quake was one of around 60 recorded overnight, Spain’s National...

Fire destroys school in small eastern Washington town

Oct. 13, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

ALMIRA, Wash. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a school in an eastern Washington town. Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers said the fire at Almira Elementary and Middle School started around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Classes and after school activities had...

Weather service confirms tornadoes in western Kansas

Oct. 13, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — Several tornadoes touched down in western Kansas during storms that swept through the state but there were no initial reports of injuries or major damage, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists in Goodland confirmed an EF-0...

Alabama communities still cleaning up after deadly flooding

Oct. 13, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

PELHAM Ala. (AP) — Communities affected by last week's flash flooding, which left roads and neighborhoods under water and killed four people in Alabama, are still working to clean up the mess and address persistent drainage issues that seem to be getting worse. Near...

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts Greek island of Crete

Oct. 12, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted the Greek island of Crete on Tuesday, two weeks and a day after another temblor killed a man and damaged hundreds of buildings. The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the undersea earthquake had a preliminary magnitude...