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

Sep. 30, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ukrainian family killed in Russian...

Lebanon's dwindling rain leaves farmers struggling for water

Sep. 30, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

HARF BEIT HASNA, Lebanon (AP) — Farmers in a small town perched on a northern Lebanese mountain have long refused to accept defeat even as the government abandoned them to a life off the grid. Harf Beit Hasna receives almost no basic services. No water or sewage system, no...

Climate Migration: Blind and homeless amid Somalia's drought

Sep. 29, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — Blindness heightens the remaining senses. The thud of a toppling camel is more jarring, the feel of tightening skin more acute, the smell of death thicker after weeks and months and then years without the rain that’s needed to survive. Perhaps, as panic...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 28, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. September 26, 2022. Editorial: Pete Antonacci was the ultimate right-hand man Pete Antonacci was around so long, it was natural to assume he would be there forever. But his long career abruptly ended last Friday when he died of a heart...

Hurricane Ian gets nasty quickly, turbocharged by warm water

Sep. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change, just like 30 other Atlantic tropical storms since 2017 that became much more powerful in less than a day. This turbocharging of storms is likely to become even more...

Rainy season: Guardians postpone celebration due to forecast

Sep. 27, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Guardians might as well keep umbrellas in their bat rack. Cleveland was forced to postpone a celebration and flag-raising ceremony Tuesday to honor its AL Central title before the opener of a three-game series against Tampa Bay due to a rainy weather forecast....

US gas prices tick up, ending 99-day streak of lower costs

Sep. 21, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

A 99-day run of falling gasoline prices — a streak that gave consumers a glimmer of hope that red-hot inflation might be cooling — has ended, with pump prices still much higher than a year ago. The nationwide average price for a gallon ticked up less than a penny Wednesday, to...

Storm battering western Alaska causes widespread flooding

Sep. 18, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful storm sweeping north through the Bering Strait on Saturday caused widespread flooding in several western Alaska coastal communities, knocking out power and sending residents fleeing for higher ground. The force of the water moved some homes off...

Gas prices drop still further in NJ, around nation

Sep. 17, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have dropped still further in New Jersey and around the nation amid lower demand after the end of the summer driving season. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.63, down 11 cents from last...

Alaska braces for floods, power outages as huge storm nears

Sep. 16, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Residents on Alaska’s vast and sparsely populated western coast braced Friday for a powerful storm that forecasters said could be one of the worst in recent history, threatening hurricane-force winds and high surf that could knock out power and cause flooding. ...