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Park, Salas share LPGA Tour lead in rainy Indy

Aug. 17, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sung Hyun Park relied on the same, steady style that has helped make her one of the LPGA Tour's top players. When her putts kept rolling in Friday, she was virtually unbeatable. Park shot a 9-under 63 for a share of the lead with Lizette Salas during the suspended second round of the...

Oregon forecast shows hot, dry fall and worsening drought

Aug. 17, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A climate prediction report issued by the National Weather Service says Oregon will remain hot, dry and smoky well into autumn this year. The Statesman Journal reports Friday that forecast in the report released this week means that the state's existing drought could get worse. The U.S....

Heavy monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India, close airport

Aug. 15, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where flooding, landslides and bridge collapses have killed at least 67 people in the past week, officials said Wednesday. The international airport at Kochi, a major port city, suspended...

Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

Aug. 14, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts said Tuesday. The role of climate change in hailstorms is harder to assess, the...

Official: People trapped by flooding OK, assessing damage

Aug. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Flash floods caused by pre-dawn downpours washed out bridges, submerged vehicles, clogged yards and roads with debris and temporarily trapped dozens of people in their upstate New York homes Tuesday, causing extensive damage but no reported deaths. Recovery work was underway by late...

Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

Aug. 14, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

Hikers and nature lovers returned to Yosemite National Park's scenic valley Tuesday after a rare 20-day closure because of smoke from wildfires. Some said they didn't mind the hazy air that obscured scenic vistas; others came prepared with eye drops and face masks. Park officials also advised visitors to expect...

Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

Aug. 14, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure at the height of the summer season. Meanwhile, a Utah firefighter died Monday battling a massive...

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

Aug. 13, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. State highway and emergency management officials reported numerous closed roads in a wide...

The Latest: Officials say rafting group appears to be safe

Aug. 13, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains in Pennsylvania (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Emergency officials say they are fairly confident Monday evening that a group of rafters is safe after a report that they were missing on Lehigh River. Nearly 150 rafters appear to be safe almost three hours...

Fewer Louisiana homeowners than expected seek flood aid

Aug. 13, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana expects to spend $649 million on homeowner rebuilding aid after the 2016 floods, only about half the federal money the state set aside for the effort. The Advocate reports 44 percent fewer households than anticipated are expected to access money allocated for homeowners in...