Latest Evacuations News

The Latest: Residents evacuated as Sacramento gunman sought

Jun. 20, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Sacramento police officer (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Sacramento police say an elementary school is open for residents who have been evacuated from a neighborhood where a gunman shot an officer. A gunman has been barricaded for hours after...

The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq

Jun. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Iraqi officials say two rockets have landed on oil company sites in Iraq's southern Basra province, one landing near the facilities of a Turkish company just...

NTSB cites low driver standards in fatal Iowa bush crash

Jun. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tougher standards for school bus drivers and a fire suppression system could have prevented the deaths in a 2017 school bus fire in western Iowa, federal safety investigators said Tuesday. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the Riverside Community School...

Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran

Jun. 13, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating tensions" in a region crucial to global energy supplies. The U.S. Navy rushed to assist the stricken vessels in...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...

Cyclone batters fishing hub but veers away from Indian coast

Jun. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

VERAVAL, India (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, waves and rain Thursday and was forecast to bring dangerous weather conditions even as it veered away from the subcontinent's western coast. The India Meteorological Department said Cyclone Vayu, named after...

Cyclone batters fishing hub but veers away from Indian coast

Jun. 13, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

VERAVAL, India (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, wave and rain Thursday and was forecast to still bring dangerous weather even as it veered away from the western coast. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, the season's second major storm...

The Latest: Cyclone forecast to jog away from Indian coast

Jun. 13, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

VERAVAL, India (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Vayu (all times local): ___ 12:30 p.m. Authorities say a very severe cyclone appears to have changed course and is less likely to touch India's western coast than was previously forecast. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu has jogged west away...

Cyclone Vayu poised to hit India as year's 2nd major storm

Jun. 12, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat, lashing the coast with high winds and heavy rainfall. Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, was poised to glance the Gujarat...

Cyclone Vayu poised to hit India as year's 2nd major storm

Jun. 12, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat, lashing the coast with high winds and heavy rainfall. Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, was poised to hit the Gujarat coast...