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Storm-damaged historic Indiana fieldhouse set for repairs

Aug. 16, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana fieldhouse that's one of the nation's largest high school basketball venues is set for emergency repairs nine months after a severe thunderstorm ripped a hole in its roof and ruptured water lines that flooded its hardwood basketball court. The Muncie Community School...

Woman caught in flood called 911, family: I'm going to drown

Aug. 16, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When her camper began filling with water from the pre-dawn flash flooding inundating a Finger Lakes campground where she was staying, Rene Halligan had just enough time to call 911 and then her daughter and boyfriend, telling them she didn't think she'd survive. But she did, despite...

Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

Aug. 16, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the life of Redding...

NTSB report offers little insight into Alaska plane crash

Aug. 16, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska sightseeing airplane was flying toward its home base when it crashed earlier this month on a mountainside in Denali National Park, killing all five people aboard, according to a preliminary report released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The report...

TS Lane forecast to become major hurricane in Pacific

Aug. 16, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Lane pushed westward across the eastern Pacific on Thursday, while Subtropical Storm Ernesto headed across the northern Atlantic in the general direction of Ireland and the United Kingdom. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Lane's maximum sustained winds had increased...

The Latest: Woman, dog swept into lake by flooding reunite

Aug. 16, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

LODI, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a woman who survived being swept into a New York lake during flash flooding this week (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A woman and her dog have been reunited two days after they were both swept into a New York lake by flash flooding caused by torrential downpours. Rene Halligan...

Colombian city urges a break from sex to fight heat wave

Aug. 16, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Health officials in one Colombian coastal city have a controversial recommendation for residents trying to stay cool during an intense heat wave: Take a break from sex. Santa Marta city health secretary Julio Salas sparked a mix of laughter and disbelief this week when he urged...

World cup sales, warm weather push up Carlsberg beer sales

Aug. 16, 2018 4:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg says its second-quarter sales were above expectations thanks to the World Cup and warm weather, allowing the Copenhagen-based company to raise its full-year outlook. Carlsberg said Thursday that its reported net profit for the second half of 2018 was 2.47...

Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

Aug. 15, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service. In the central Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the...

Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming

Aug. 15, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks as soon as the end of 2019, officials said Wednesday. A forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation echoes previous...