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Many streets were devoid of traffic during the Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, 2021, low snowfall in western Nevada County, Calif. A powerful storm packing heavy rain, snow and wind is pounding parts of California and Nevada. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

Atmospheric river storm drenches California, snow piles high

Jan. 28, 2021 10:33 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An atmospheric river storm pumped drenching rains into the heart of California on Thursday as blizzard conditions buried the Sierra Nevada in snow. The storm was aimed like a massive firehose at the central coast, where two-day rainfall before dawn exceeded 12 inches (30.48...

Court: NJ Transit due $300 million in Sandy damage coverage

Jan. 27, 2021 2:52 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that New Jersey Transit has the right to an additional $300 million in insurance coverage based on damage it sustained during Superstorm Sandy. The ruling upheld a lower court's decision that rejected the claims of several insurers that New...

People make their way through floodwaters in Beira Mozambique, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. The Mozambican port city of Beira breathed a sigh of relief as Cyclone Eloise caused less damage than feared as it passed through, but the danger of flooding remained in a region still recovering from a devastating cyclone two years ago. (AP Photo)

UN: 250,000 people affected by Cyclone Eloise in Mozambique

Jan. 26, 2021 8:42 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cyclone Eloise has affected 250,000 people in the Mozambique port city of Beira and surrounding areas and damaged or destroyed 76 health centers and 400 classrooms, a senior U.N. official said Tuesday. “We also see widespread floods that are still there,” Myrta Kaulard,...

Tests set to confirm drowning, hypothermia in quarry death

Jan. 26, 2021 12:43 PM EST

READING, Pa. (AP) — Preliminary findings indicate that a man who fled police after a shoplifting report and went into a nearby flooded quarry died of drowning and hypothermia, the coroner's office said. The Berks County coroner’s office said the forensic pathologist has ordered microscopic tests to...

Estimated cost of Honolulu flood project doubles to $650M

Jan. 24, 2021 11:26 AM EST

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the cost estimate for a flood prevention project in Hawaii has doubled, striking another blow to the effort. The Corps said a financial analysis on Friday has raised the cost of the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project to more than $650...

Police: Man who fled police recovered from flooded quarry

Jan. 24, 2021 9:56 AM EST

READING, Pa. (AP) — A man fleeing police in eastern Pennsylvania after a shoplifting report went into the water of a nearby flooded quarry, disappeared and was found dead a day later, authorities said. Police in Muhlenberg Township said the suspect ran from officers investigating a shoplifting report...

Vehicles submerged in flood waters in Beira, Mozambique Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. The Mozambican port city of Beira breathed a sigh of relief as Cyclone Eloise caused less damage than feared as it passed through, but the danger of flooding remained in a region still recovering from a devastating cyclone two years ago. (AP Photo/Michael Jensen)

Cyclone weakens in central Mozambique, but flooding a threat

Jan. 23, 2021 11:23 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Mozambican port city of Beira breathed a sigh of relief Saturday as Cyclone Eloise caused less damage than feared as it passed through, but the danger of flooding remained in a region still recovering from a devastating cyclone two years ago. “We all feel it’s been...

New cyclone poised to hit vulnerable central Mozambique

Jan. 22, 2021 1:44 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A cyclone is bearing down on a region of Mozambique that’s still recovering from a devastating storm two years ago. Mozambique says Cyclone Eloise is expected to make landfall Saturday morning in the central region that saw hundreds of people killed in flooding in the wake of...

A man carries a child, both wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, as they stroll along a street near the popular frozen Houhai Lake in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. China is making some of its toughest travel restrictions yet as coronavirus cases surge in several northern provinces ahead of the travel rush for Lunar New Year on next month. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Shanghai locks down 2 major hospitals over cases

Jan. 21, 2021 10:33 PM EST

BEIJING — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China’s best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Outpatient services have been suspended at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center and Renji Hospital, both of which have been cordoned off along with some surrounding...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jan. 20, 2021 11:00 AM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Jan. 17 Bluefield Daily Telegraph on federal funding that was approved for a flood prevention project in West Virginia's Mercer County: Federal funding has been secured for a significant flood control project for Mercer County. The $3.7 million award announced...