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Officials: Large fire scorches Peru's capital, killing none

Apr. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Officials in Peru say a massive fire has destroyed several buildings near the center of the capital city, but killed nobody. Police Chief Mario Arata said Saturday that it could take a month to clean up the warehouses and shops charred by the fire that started Friday afternoon in downtown...

The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

Apr. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. The National Weather Service says damage has been reported Friday night after twisters touched down in Reston, Fredericks Hall, Barham and Forksville. Authorities...

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Apr. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said. The promising development came as Notre...

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

Apr. 19, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday. Authorities are also keeping a careful eye on construction plans...

Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Apr. 19, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. National Weather Service forecasters said they believe multiple...

The Latest: Police eye electrical short in Notre Dame probe

Apr. 18, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing...

Army Corps takes heat in wake of Missouri River flooding

Apr. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding and...

'I feel lost': Notre Dame fire destroyed a spiritual home

Apr. 17, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In the Gothic magnificence of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Cecile Deleville found a refuge for her soul. It was Notre Dame that nudged her back to religion, and it is Notre Dame that has kept her there for 20 years. While tourists filed down the vaulted aisles, Deleville would sit in the front...

Tourist mecca Notre Dame also revered as place of worship

Apr. 17, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The soaring beauty of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral as it echoed with Gregorian chants so moved French poet Paul Claudel on Christmas Day 1886 that the avowed atheist converted to Catholicism on the spot. "In an instant, my heart was touched and I believed," Claudel, who remained a...

Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake

Apr. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

Strong storms, including at least one tornado, swept through parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region, damaging homes and businesses and causing injuries after storms in the South killed at least eight people. Storms that hit Ohio on Sunday and moved into New Jersey overnight into Monday brought heavy...