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Drought-stricken California doused by major storm

Oct. 25, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the state. Drenching showers and strong winds accompanied the...

Deadline Monday to apply for FEMA aid after Tennessee floods

Oct. 25, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The deadline is approaching for people impacted by deadly, destructive flooding in Tennessee to apply for federal aid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says homeowners and renters with uninsured damage or losses in Dickson, Hickman,...

Spanish volcano more active, spews 'giant lava fountain'

Oct. 25, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A volcano erupting for the past five weeks on the Spanish island of La Palma is more active than ever, officials said Monday, after new lava flows following a partial collapse of the crater threatened to engulf previously unaffected areas. A powerful new...

Suspected tornadoes cause damage in Missouri, Illinois

Oct. 25, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

ST. MARY, Mo. (AP) — A suspected tornado damaged buildings and knocked out power in communities along the state line between Missouri and Illinois, and damage was reported in other parts of the states from severe weather. One suspected tornado moved Sunday night through...

Hurricane Rick heads for landfall on Mexico's southern coast

Oct. 25, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A slightly strengthened and compact Hurricane Rick closed in on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, heading toward a predicted landfall late Monday morning amid warnings of potential flash floods in the coastal mountains. The U.S. National Hurricane...

Explosion at Chinese university laboratory kills 2

Oct. 25, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a laboratory explosion at a university in eastern China, state media said Monday. The blast occurred Sunday afternoon at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Nanjing is a...

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...

Tens of thousands without power in WA, OR; 2 killed by tree

Oct. 24, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strong Pacific storm system that triggered mud flows in wildfire-scarred areas of California also slammed the Washington state and Oregon Sunday, threatening coastal flooding and causing power outages affecting tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Kyle Larson wins on 17th anniversary of Hendrick plane crash

Oct. 24, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kyle Larson has only heard stories about the late Ricky Hendrick, the son of his team owner who was killed 17 years ago in a plane crash on the way to a NASCAR race. The anniversary is a difficult day for Rick and Linda Hendrick, neither of...

Airplane makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Oct. 24, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Norfolk, Virginia, to Orlando made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport due to fumes or an odor in the cabin, officials said. News outlets report that all 102 passengers and crew were...