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Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 dead

Aug. 17, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass, the private DHA news agency reported. Haberturk television said Saturday's...

Strong typhoon crosses southwest Japan; 1 dead, dozens hurt

Aug. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon lashed southwestern Japan on Thursday with massive rain and strong winds, leaving one dead and at least 34 others injured, paralyzing traffic and cutting power to thousands of homes during Japan's Buddhist holiday week. Typhoon Krosa landed near Kure in western Hiroshima on...

Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up

Aug. 14, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies. For months now, a massive volume of water has been pushing against the levees keeping a city mostly below sea...

People, companies forced to save water in parched India city

Aug. 14, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

CHENNAI, India (AP) — For retired Indian civil servant R. Devarajan and his wife, Chennai's acute water shortage has reinforced the wisdom of their decision years ago to install a rainwater harvesting system in the three-story home where they live and rent out units to others. For months, their neighbors...

AP: States brace for long-term flood fight as damages mount

Aug. 12, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After devastating flooding this year, Iowa funneled $15 million into a special fund to help local governments recover and guard against future floods. Missouri budgeted more money to fight rising waters, including $2 million to help buy a moveable floodwall for a historic...

Tropical storm forms off Mexico, but not a threat to land

Aug. 12, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Henriette has formed off of Mexico's Pacific coast, but forecasters said Monday it's likely to curve out to sea and weaken before hitting land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Henriette had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) Monday morning and was located...

Death toll from typhoon in eastern China rises to 45

Aug. 12, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a typhoon in eastern China has risen to 45, with an estimated 16 people missing. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that five people have died and seven remain missing in Shandong province after Typhoon Lekima traveled up the eastern seaboard. The typhoon forced...

Storm top Liberty 84-69 in game at Barclays Center

Aug. 11, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle coach Dan Hughes walked off the court after the Storm beat New York impressed with the atmosphere he just saw. The game was played at Barclays Center, the first time during the regular season that the Liberty played in Brooklyn. The Storm won 84-69 on Sunday. "I really enjoyed it....

Storms, floods cause $1.2B damage to public infrastructure

Aug. 11, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

Storms and flooding have caused significant damage throughout the U.S. during the first half of 2019. The Associated Press tallied about $1.2 billion of damage in 24 states based on preliminary assessments of public infrastructure categories established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The tally...

Typhoon Lekima death toll reaches 33 in China

Aug. 11, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a powerful typhoon that hit southeastern China rose to 33 on Sunday, as rescue workers used rubber dinghies to evacuate stranded people as swift currents swept by homes. China's emergency broadcasting network said that 16 people were still missing in Zhejiang province,...