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Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming

Aug. 15, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and Southwestern U.S. states for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks in late 2019, officials said Wednesday. A forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation echoes previous warnings...

Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

Aug. 15, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Unhealthy smoky air is blanketing the Northwest. The National Weather Service says Washington state had the worst air quality in the country Wednesday. In the Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to...

New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific

Aug. 15, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New named storms have formed far out over the Atlantic and Pacific, though neither poses a threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Atlantic's Subtropical Storm Ernesto had maximum sustained winds Wednesday near 40 mph (65 kph) with some additional strengthening is...

Notes of support pour in for 2 who started California blaze

Aug. 15, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A couple whose flattened trailer tire accidentally started a massive fire in Northern California has received more than 100 cards and letters with supportive messages telling them not to feel guilty. The outpouring of support for an 81-year-old man and his wife started after Rachel...

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

Aug. 15, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and politicians squabbled over blame. Motorists,...

Storms blamed for deaths in Kansas, damage roads in Oklahoma

Aug. 15, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A strong storm system moving across the central Plains left a father and son dead in Kansas, damaged roads in Oklahoma and led to several water rescues in both states. Montgomery County, Kansas, Sheriff Bobby Dierks said Wednesday that Dennis Clark Catron Sr., 72, and Dennis Clark...

Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

Aug. 15, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. Off the San Diego coast, scientists earlier this month recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916. "Just like we have heat waves on land, we also have heat waves in the...

Flash flood sweeps away 11 picnickers in India

Aug. 15, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 11 people were swept away by a flash flood while picnicking at a waterfall in central India on Wednesday, an official said. District Magistrate Shilpi Gupta said seven others were rescued by helicopter, but 30 people remained trapped on rocks in the river in Shivpuri in Madhya...

Heavy monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India, close airport

Aug. 15, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where flooding, landslides and bridge collapses have killed at least 67 people in the past week, officials said Wednesday. The international airport at Kochi, a major port city, suspended...

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

Aug. 15, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Italian authorities from the region of Liguria have raised to 26 the number of dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa. The region's updated the death toll late Tuesday on its Twitter feed,...