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Heavy rains in South leave some trapped, others afloat

May. 12, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi authorities rescued a man clinging to a tree and another man and his 4-year-old child from the roof of a submerged pickup truck as heavy rains caused flooding in the state and in neighboring Louisiana. New Orleans residents awoke to flooded streets Sunday and the Mississippi...

Strong cyclone lashes India, forces 1.2 million from homes

May. 3, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Cyclone Fani tore through India's eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and winds gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and affecting weather as far away as Mount Everest as it approached the former imperial capital of Kolkata. The India...

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...

The Latest: Weather service says tornado in Ohio was EF2

Apr. 15, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WARREN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the eastern and southern United States (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The National Weather Service says a tornado in Ohio that damaged several homes and businesses and injured at least six people was an EF2 twister with estimated maximum winds of up to 125...

Strong storms leave tens of thousands without power

Apr. 15, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tens of thousands of utility customers are without power as powerful storms roar through the mid-Atlantic region. The storms caused the roof to collapse Monday morning at a New Jersey apartment complex, though no injuries were reported. The weather also disrupted rail service in the...

Malaysia says revised China deal shows costs were inflated

Apr. 15, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said Monday a Chinese company building a rail link across the Southeast Asian nation will jointly help to manage and operate the network, part of revised deal that will get the stalled project off the ground at a lower cost and ease strained...

The Latest: France says some aid groups help smugglers

Apr. 5, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 5:05 p.m. France's interior minister says some aid groups operating in the Mediterranean Sea sometimes act like accomplices to human traffickers. Minister Christophe Castaner pointed at "a real collusion between smugglers...

Greece: Protesting migrants block Athens' main train station

Apr. 5, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — Protesting migrants clashed with police in northern Greece for a second day Friday while migrants in Athens also blocked the city's main train station in demonstrations that authorities said had been triggered by false reports on social media that restrictions on travel to northern...

Eurostar resumes service from London due to trespasser

Mar. 30, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Eurostar has resumed services from London's St. Pancras station after delays prompted by a trespasser. The rail service that links Britain to the continent says in a statement Saturday that further disruption is possible. British Transport Police say a 44-year-old man was arrested for...