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Heavy rains soak parts of Appalachia, northern Mississippi

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Storms with soaking rains drenched a wide swath of Appalachia and northern Mississippi this week, swamping farmland, flooding bridges, stranding people in their homes and damaging cars and residences. Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and West...

Eastern New Mexico flooding prompts emergency declarations

Jun. 10, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Severe flooding in eastern New Mexico has prompted Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to declare states of emergency in Lincoln and Chaves counties. The governor issued her executive orders Wednesday, freeing up $1.5 million for the counties to use for...

Wild wind and flooding rain lash southeast Australian state

Jun. 10, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wild weather in southeast Australia toppled trees, trapping people in cars and houses, cut power to more than 200,000 homes and unleashed flooding that claimed at least one life. The extraordinary weather system that hit Victoria state and...

Building collapse kills 11 after monsoon flooding in Mumbai

Jun. 10, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A dilapidated building collapsed following heavy rains in the western Indian city of Mumbai, killing at least 11 people and injuring seven others, police said Thursday. Heavy monsoon rains during the day Wednesday had flooded several parts of the city...

Bodies of 2 more miners found in Mexico; 6 confirmed dead

Jun. 09, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two more bodies were found Wednesday at a small coal mine in a northern Mexico border state after the shaft flooded and partially collapsed, bringing to six the number of confirmed dead. Hopes for finding the lone remaining missing miner alive have...

Building collapse in South Korea kills 9, injures 8

Jun. 09, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A five-story building being demolished in southern South Korea collapsed on Wednesday, sending debris falling on a bus and killing nine people on board, officials said. Concrete from the collapsed building in the southern city of Gwangju fell...

3 dead in Mexico mine collapse, 3 still missing

Jun. 06, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bodies of two miners were pulled from a small coal mine in a northern Mexico border state by early Sunday, bringing to three the number confirmed dead in the flood and partial collapse of the shaft. Three miners remain missing, and search efforts continued. ...

Severe weather in Germany: Girl hit by car after lightning

Jun. 05, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities issued severe weather warnings Saturday for parts of western Germany, a day after a man was killed and a 12-year-old girl was seriously injured in separate storm-related incidents. The German news agency dpa reported that lightning struck the...

Sentence OK'd in 2008 fire that killed Michigan firefighter

Jun. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — After five trips to the Michigan appeals court, a prison sentence for a fire that killed a Detroit firefighter might be settled 13 years later. The court on Thursday affirmed a 30-year sentence for Mario Willis, who was convicted of second-degree murder...

Ship hits crane in Taiwanese port, sending it crashing down

Jun. 03, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A large cargo ship hit a tall overhead crane in a Taiwanese port on Thursday, sending it smashing into another crane and then into a pile of shipping containers. One worker at the port was sent to a hospital for a cut on his arm. ...