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Major disaster declaration approved for Virginia county

Oct. 27, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Biden administration has approved a major disaster declaration for a Virginia county following heavy rains in late August that led to flash floods and landslides, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday. According to a news release from Northam's...

Rockslide on California central coast shuts down Highway 1

Oct. 27, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A rockslide on the rugged central California coast forced closure of a long stretch of Highway 1 on Wednesday, state highway authorities said. The closure extended from north of the Ragged Point Inn in San Luis Obispo County up to Gorda in...

'Atmospheric river' drenches drought-stricken California

Oct. 27, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful atmospheric river storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires. But it remained to be seen how much of a dent it made in the state's drought. The weather system weakened as it moved south but still...

Record-breaking storm douses drought-stricken California

Oct. 25, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Across Northern California, crews worked Monday to clear streets of toppled trees and branches and to clean gutters clogged by debris carried by rainwater from a massive storm that caused flooding and rock slides, and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. ...

Hurricane Rick weakens to tropical depression over Mexico

Oct. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A compact Hurricane Rick roared ashore along Mexico's southern Pacific coast early Monday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and heavy rain amid warnings of potential flash floods in the coastal mountains. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick made...

Hurricane Rick strengthens a bit near Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 24, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick strengthened a bit Sunday night while heading for Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it was expected to make landfall Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick had winds as high as 90 miles per hour (150 kph) and was...

Uzbek president heading toward landslide win in election

Oct. 24, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbeks voted Sunday in a presidential election that the incumbent is expected to win in a landslide against weak competition. Although President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has relaxed many of the policies of his dictatorial predecessor, he has made...

Hurricane Rick gains force off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 23, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick gathered force Saturday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to reach land by Monday as a near-Category 3 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick may become a near-major hurricane with winds as high as 115...

Uzbek president who has eased restrictions heads to new term

Oct. 23, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbekistan's president, who has relaxed many of the policies of his dictatorial predecessor but has made little effort at political reform, is expected to win a new term by a landslide against weak competition in an election Sunday. Shavkat...

Tropical Storm Rick strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 22, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Rick formed Friday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit that coast at hurricane strength early next week. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick was located about 305 miles (490 kilometers) south of the...