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Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

Jun. 17, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said. The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts Tuesday morning. Xinhua news agency said rescue efforts were underway...

Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in central Indiana

Jun. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees. It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday's outbreak and an EF-1 tornado with...

Group seeks to save storm-damaged Jefferson City homes

Jun. 16, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A non-profit group is hoping to save historic homes that were damaged when a powerful tornado swept through Missouri's capital city last month. The Historic City of Jefferson is rounding up investors who are interested in salvaging historic homes that were damaged when an EF-3...

Days after storm, clean up continues in Dallas

Jun. 11, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kayla McFall didn't think much of the clouds rolling into Dallas as she relaxed in her grandparents' pool. A native Texan, she's used to storms blowing through and was still in the water when the sky darkened. "It turned black and that's when we started seeing the lightning and the extreme...

The Latest: Tenant files negligence suit over crane collapse

Jun. 11, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a severe storm that caused widespread damage to the Dallas area (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A negligence suit has been filed on behalf of a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter against the operator of a crane that collapsed onto her apartment building. The...

The Latest: Biden: Trump wants to rewrite presidency limits

Jun. 11, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump is trying to dismantle the limits on the presidency. The former vice president said Tuesday that in the 2020 election, voters...

Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman

Jun. 10, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Residents in North Texas began to come to grips Monday with the widespread damage left after a sudden thunderstorm bearing near hurricane-strength winds rolled through the area and collapsed a crane onto an apartment complex, killing one person and injuring five others. Wind gusts measuring...

Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states

Jun. 9, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy. Tasked with responding to natural disasters that seem ever more frequent and...

Officials with utility view damage of deadly California fire

Jun. 7, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Top officials with the utility behind the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century quietly toured the burned remains of a Northern California town Friday. The Nov. 8 Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, incinerating about 14,000 homes and killing 85. State investigators...

'End where we began': Paradise teens graduate after wildfire

Jun. 7, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Paradise these days is surrounded by piles of crumpled garage doors and melted ovens. The roads teem with dump trucks, and most street corners are clogged with signs advertising debris removal services or pleas to identify unclaimed pets. But Thursday night — six months after...