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Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Jul. 15, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi...

The Latest: Toxic bacteria keep Mississippi beaches closed

Jul. 15, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast remain closed because of toxic bacteria detected before Barry blew ashore. Polluted Midwest floodwaters have fed an outbreak of cyanobacterium. Commonly known as blue-green algae, it can cause...

Rains, landslides kill dozens, affect millions in South Asia

Jul. 15, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northern India and submerging parts of Bihar state, killing at least 14 people, officials said Monday. Farther east, 17 others were killed by flooding in Assam and other states in India's remote northeast....

Louisiana couple say 'I do' in unique venue despite storm

Jul. 15, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Family members didn't let Tropical Storm Barry wash out a Louisiana couple's wedding day. Their ingenuity led the bride and groom to an unusual wedding venue: the indoor practice football field at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Daily Advertiser reports Casie Falcon...

Muggy weather stays, storms overnight cause damage

Jul. 15, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hot and humid weather that triggered severe thunderstorms in Minnesota is sticking around for now. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Twin Cities metro Monday when the combination of dew points, humidity and temperature exceeds 90 degrees. Storms that rolled...

Deadline coming up to apply for disaster loans in Tennessee

Jul. 15, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says the deadline is approaching to apply for disaster loans in two Tennessee counties. The federal economic injury disaster loans are available in Carter and Johnson counties because they are close to one or more primary counties in North...

Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

Jul. 15, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Eleven soldiers were among a dozen bodies recovered from the debris of a three-story building that collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, officials said Monday. Rescuers were looking for two to three people still unaccounted after Sunday's collapse, said Gaurav...

Building collapse kills 8 in India after monsoon rains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A three-story building collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, killing at least eight people, officials said Monday. Rescuers were looking for half a dozen people, including some soldiers, still unaccounted for following Sunday's collapse. Several soldiers were...

The Latest: Louisiana governor 'grateful' storm wasn't worse

Jul. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Louisiana's governor says he is "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry did not cause the disastrous floods that had earlier been forecast. In a news conference Sunday evening, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Barry's rains could...

Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Jul. 14, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages. Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday...