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Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

May. 24, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on path to strike Oman this weekend. At least 17 people were reported missing. With winds now gusting up...

UK retail sales bounce back strongly from snow impact

May. 24, 2018 4:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that retail sales bounced back strongly in April after cold weather hit the previous month. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that retail sales jumped a monthly 1.6 percent in April, more than making up the 1.1 percent decline in March. The agency's head...

Federal assistance available in 12 counties hit by storms

May. 24, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved disaster assistance loans for the severe storms and heavy flooding that hit parts of the state earlier this year. Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says SBA will make low-interest disaster loans available to...

US government set to release hurricane season outlook

May. 23, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. government forecasters are set to release their prediction for how many hurricanes and tropical storms they expect to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Rain from Gulf floods Southeast; tropical storm possible

May. 23, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states Wednesday ahead of what could become the year's first tropical storm, just as tourist season begins. The National Hurricane Center said a disturbance still over water in the western Caribbean had a 70 percent chance of becoming a...

Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes

May. 23, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Central Pacific could see anywhere from three to six hurricanes over the next six months, forecasters predicted Wednesday. That would be an increase over the two named storms last year. Storm activity is likely to be normal or a bit busier than normal this year, according to the...

Flood warning posted for Wind River in Fremont County

May. 23, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Heavy rain on top of melting mountain snow is causing flooding along the upper Wind River in west-central Wyoming. The National Weather Service posted flood warnings Wednesday for the area around Dubois in Fremont County. The Wind River near Dubois is expected to fluctuate around...

Bill to settle who has power to delay elections fails

May. 23, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Keep your fingers crossed for good weather next March — the New Hampshire Legislature has failed to resolve the issue of who has the authority to postpone local elections. Though state law requires towns to hold annual elections the second Tuesday in March, nearly 80 communities...

Wet weather increases spread of buttercups, foe of livestock

May. 23, 2018 8:17 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials say the saturation of wet weather on the Delmarva peninsula has contributed to the increased growth of buttercups. Despite the flowers' gentle, yellow hue, WMDT-TV reports that the plants are poisonous, and can cause serious health issues for horses and other...

Powerful cyclone churns in Arabian Sea toward Oman, Yemen

May. 23, 2018 3:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A powerful cyclone in the Arabian Sea is churning toward the coasts of Oman and Yemen, where forecasters anticipate it will make landfall on Saturday. Forecasters at India's Meteorological Department said Wednesday that Cyclone Mekunu will intensify into what they...