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Tropical Storm Bertha makes landfall on South Carolina's coast shortly after forming

May. 27, 2020 9:52 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha makes landfall on South Carolina's coast shortly after forming.

Tropical Storm Bertha forms off the South Carolina coast

May. 27, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha formed Wednesday morning off the coast of South Carolina, becoming the second named storm before the official start of this year's Atlantic hurricane season. A tropical storm warning has been issued for South Carolina's coast and the storm was expected to bring heavy...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo, a raindrop falls from an American flag at half-staff at the Washington Monument, in Washington. President Donald Trump ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff for a three day period in remembrance of Americans who have lost their lives due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

American virus deaths at 100,000: What does a number mean?

May. 27, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

The fraught, freighted number of this particular American moment is a round one brimming with zeroes: 100,000. A hundred thousands. A thousand hundreds. Five thousand score. More than 8,000 dozen. All dead. This is the week when America's official coronavirus death toll reaches six digits. One hundred thousand...

1 dead after fire engulfs house in St. Louis

May. 27, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One person is dead and another is critically injured after fire broke out at a St. Louis home. The fire was reported about 6 a.m. Wednesday at a two-story brick home in the city's Dutchtown neighborhood in south St. Louis. Names of the victims have not been released. A firefighter suffered...

4 killed when 2 vehicles collide on Kentucky highway

May. 27, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

MULDRAUGH, Ky. (AP) — Four people died when two vehicles crashed on a Kentucky highway, police said. The collision occurred Tuesday evening in Meade County as the vehicles traveled in opposite directions on U.S. Highway 31W, a statement from Kentucky State Police said. A preliminary investigation found...

Man barricades himself in apartment, sets it on fire

May. 27, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo police have arrested a man they say barricaded himself in his apartment and started a fire. Authorities responded to a report of a disturbance early Wednesday and found the man yelling and threatening police and others. Sgt. Travis Moser said the man may have mental health issues...

Tornadoes rake parts of Iowa in second day of severe weather

May. 27, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — At least four tornadoes raked parts of Iowa on Tuesday, the National Weather Service confirmed, to give the state a second day of severe weather. All of the tornadoes appeared to be weak and in mostly uninhabited areas that caused little damage and no injuries, weather service...

2 injured in crash involving Delaware State Police car

May. 27, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware State Police trooper and another driver were injured in a crash on Tuesday morning, the agency said. A State Police trooper in a marked patrol vehicle and another trooper in an unmarked SUV were responding to a call in Clayton around 7 a.m. when a black Chevrolet Tahoe...

A vendor drinks water on a summer day in Jammu, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Many northern cities in India are reeling under an intense heat wave with the temperatures on Wednesday crossing a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).  (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Northern India wilts under crippling heat wave

May. 27, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India braces for a hotter than usual summer, many cities in the country's north are reeling under an intense heat wave with the temperatures on Wednesday crossing a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperatures in northern India are the highest that the country...

Shinji Aoba on a stretcher is carried to Fushimi police station after being arrested in Kyoto, western Japan, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Japanese police arrested the suspect in a deadly arson at Kyoto Animation's No. 1 studio on July 18, 2019 after the alleged attacker regained enough strength from his own injury to respond to police investigation. Aoba is accused of storming into the studio, setting it on fire and killing 36 people. Wednesday's arrest comes 10 months after the police obtained permission from a local court as they had to wait for Aoba, who had suffered severe burns and was in a critical condition. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

May. 27, 2020 3:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio last year after he recovered enough from his own severe burns to respond to the police investigation. Kyoto police said they arrested Shinji Aoba, 42, on murder and arson allegations, 10 months after...