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Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Hurricane Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria,...

Students bused from LSU during Barry to finish at Rice

Jul. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — About 125 visiting students who evacuated from Louisiana State University to Texas as Tropical Storm Barry approached will stay in Houston to finish their three-week summer program. Shawna Young with the Duke University Talent Identification Program said Tuesday that the youths, from middle...

The Latest: Suspected tornado part of Barry's remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of the remnants of Hurricane Barry (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Officials say a suspected tornado has moved through a rural area of north Mississippi, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines. National Weather Service forecaster Andrew...

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

Jul. 16, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in Assam state, officials said. Nepal's National Emergency...

Whaling logs yield clues for modern-day climate studies

Jul. 16, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Cobblestone streets lead to the New Bedford Whaling Museum where Abigail Field is seated in the library, isolated from the heat and humidity, the blazing sun reduced to a creamy vanilla by the drawn blinds. At 21, Field, a history major at the University of Massachusetts...

Chief justice tours courthouse dealing with hurricane damage

Jul. 16, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

BURGAW, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top judicial official says several courthouses are still recovering from damage suffered in Hurricane Florence last year. North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley toured Pender County courthouse Monday. It has been unusable for 10 months because of Florence. She met...

The Latest: Toxic bacteria keep Mississippi beaches closed

Jul. 16, 2019 1:55 AM 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...

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...

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...