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North Korea works to prevent flood damages amid COVID crisis

Jun. 28, 2022 05:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Koreans were working intensively to protect crops, factory equipment and other assets from potential damage from days of heavy rainfall, state media said Tuesday, as outside observers worry any flooding could aggravate the country’s economic hardships amid its...

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

Jun. 27, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week's devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in two decades comes into focus. The U.N.'s...

Deadly quake a new blow to Afghans reeling from poverty

Jun. 25, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s deadly earthquake this week struck one of the poorest corners of a country that has been hollowed out by increasing poverty. Even as more aid arrived Saturday, many residents have no idea how they will rebuild the thousands of homes destroyed in villages...

Burgum requests federal aid to deal with spring storm damage

Jun. 24, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for some federal help in dealing with $57 million in public infrastructure damage caused by severe spring storms and flooding in North Dakota. Burgum has requested a presidential disaster declaration that would provide federal aid...

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

Jun. 23, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. Residents appeared to be largely on their own to deal with...

Owners of candle factory damaged in tornado plan expansion

Jun. 23, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

The company that operated a Kentucky candle factory leveled by a deadly winter tornado plans to ramp up production with a $33 million investment at a nearby plant, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. Mayfield Consumer Products LLC, a maker of candles and other home fragrance...

Storm's damages put focus on Cuba's dire housing crisis

Jun. 22, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Olga Lidia Lahera lives with her daughter and two granddaughters in a tiny 15-square-meter (160-square-foot) apartment with peeling plaster walls that has barely enough room for a shelf with pots and a rickety sofa bed. A cloth curtain separates the space they use to wash up. There...

Fire damages hotel, other downtown Holly buildings

Jun. 22, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — A hotel was among several businesses damaged as a fire swept through part of the downtown of a northern Oakland County village. Dozens of firefighters from area departments battled the blaze which started about 4 p.m. Tuesday in Holly, about 53 miles (85...

South China floods force tens of thousands to evacuate

Jun. 22, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Major flooding has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in southern China, with more rain expected. Parts of the manufacturing hub of Guangdong suspended classes, office work and public transport amid rising waters and the threat of landslides. ...

Clarification: Yellowstone-National-Park-Flooding story

Jun. 21, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

In a story published June 18, 2022, The Associated Press reported that Yellowstone National Park was already due to receive funding from the Great American Outdoors Act, a 2020 law passed by Congress that authorizes nearly $3 billion for maintenance and other projects on public lands. The story...