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High winds, tornadoes wreak havoc across southern Minnesota

Sep. 21, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — Several tornadoes struck southern Minnesota as severe storms packing powerful winds and heavy rain left a trail of destruction overnight, the National Weather Service said Friday. The extreme weather late Thursday damaged homes and businesses, and turned a small airport upside down,...

The Latest: Interstate 95 reopens in South Carolina

Sep. 21, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence. (all times local): 4:10 p.m. South Carolina says Interstate 95 is being reopened in the northern part of the state. State Department of Transportation officials say the Great Pee Dee River is receding and inspectors were able to check the I-95 bridges over the...

Unending disaster: Florence floods prompt new evacuations

Sep. 21, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that's beginning to feel like it...

State of emergency in Mexico's Sinaloa as 3 dead in flooding

Sep. 21, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal officials in Mexico declared a state of emergency for 11 municipalities in the northwestern state of Sinaloa due to flooding from a tropical depression's heavy rains that killed at least three people, authorities reported Friday. Images in local and social media showed streets...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 21, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: CNN's Anderson Cooper Caught Faking Hurricane Florence Intensity...

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago. After last weekend's high winds and rain that was measured in feet, followed by...

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Sep. 21, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

NAGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 29 people in a central region. Some residents left on their own, but most of the more than 1,200...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 21, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO COULD TELL HER STORY ABOUT TOP COURT CANDIDATE Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown over...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Sep. 21, 2018 1:08 AM EDT

A resident stands beside tin-roof houses swept away by ferocious winds of Typhoon Mangkhut, which set off deadly landslides and flooding in the northern Philippines before pounding Hong Kong and southern China. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, North Koreans fill the streets of Pyongyang to...

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters. When rivers spilled from their banks this week, many were forced to...