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Recreational areas to remain closed for months due to fire

Jul. 16, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Several popular outdoor recreation areas in a national forest on the outskirts of Tucson will remain closed until Nov. 1 because of a largely contained wildfire's potential for causing flooding from monsoon rains and other hazards, authorities said. The fire has burned 187 square miles...

A one horned rhinoceros and a calf wades through flood water at the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Pobitora, Morigaon district, Assam, India, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed 
dozens of people in this northeastern region. The floods also inundated most of Kaziranga National Park,
home to an estimated 2,500 rare one-horned rhinos. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Floods, landslides kill at least 213 in South Asia

Jul. 16, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 213 people across South Asia over the past month, officials said Thursday. More than 1 million people have been marooned in Nepal, Bangladesh and India and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes for higher...

This aerial photo taken using a drone shows an area affected by flash floods in Luwu Utara, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. A number of people were killed and missing after heavy rains in South Sulawesi province swelled rivers and sent flood waters, mud and debris across roads and into thousands of homes. (AP Photo/Khaizuran Muchtamir)

Death toll in Indonesia flash floods rises to 32; 16 missing

Jul. 16, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from flash floods in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province rose to 32 on Thursday with 16 people still missing, officials said. National Search and Rescue Agency spokesman Yusuf Latif said rain continued to fall as hundreds of rescuers searched Thursday for the...

This June 1, 2020, rendering provided by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre shows the Hope probe. The U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars in quick succession beginning this week.(MBRSC via AP)

UAE Mars mission from Japan delayed again by weather

Jul. 15, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The launch of a United Arab Emirates Mars orbiter, already delayed two days, has been postponed further due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site. The orbiter named Amal, or Hope, is the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. The launch, initially scheduled for Wednesday from...

Salmon population highest in 9 years despite warm weather

Jul. 15, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The number of Atlantic salmon swimming upstream in the Penobscot River is already the highest in nine years, despite warm water temperatures. On Monday, researchers with the Maine Department of Marine Resources said they counted over 1,300 salmon migrating upstream so far this year....

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jul. 15, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ July 15 The Advocate on gun violence in Louisiana: Maybe it’s not huge news these days that there will be another march on Saturday, to the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. There’s a great deal to march about, right now. But this is a march that is...

Arizona history July 19-25

Jul. 15, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

Sunday, July 19 On this date in 1898, Gov. Myron H. McCord resigned from his office to lead a regiment in Cuba in the war against Spain, and Nathan Oakes Murphy was appointed by President William McKinley to replace him. Monday, July 20 On this date in 1917, lightning struck a tent occupied by Company I of the...

People arriving at the beach walk past a semaphore system that signals how crowded the beach is at any moment, in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The system uses radar to count people entering the gates to the fenced beach to help beachgoers keep social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Portugal heat wave heightens risk of wildfires

Jul. 15, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is experiencing a heat wave with hot and dry weather, sweltering nights and a heightened risk for wildfires. Portugal’s weather authority, IPMA, is warning that temperatures could rise by an average of five degrees Celsius (nine degrees Fahrenheit) across the country...

Historic theater building in Missouri collapses after storms

Jul. 15, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

POLO, Mo. (AP) — A historic building that once housed an opera theater in Missouri collapsed Wednesday after storms blew through the area. No one was hurt and no one was inside at the time when the building in downtown Polo, Missouri, gave way overnight, according to Caldwell County Emergency Management....

People walk on debris at an area affected by flash flood in Masamba, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Rescuers on Wednesday were searching for missing people after heavy rains in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province swelled rivers and send floodwaters, mud and debris across roads and into thousands of homes. (AP Photo/Khaizuran Muchtamir)

Death toll in Indonesia flash flood rises to 21; 2 missing

Jul. 15, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from a flash flood in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province rose to 21 on Wednesday with two people still missing, an official said. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Raditya Jati said search and rescue operations were hampered by thick mud covering...