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The Latest: 2 more Oklahoma towns urged to evacuate

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Residents of two more Oklahoma towns are being encouraged to leave their homes ahead of expected flooding that has also prompted flooding concerns in Missouri and Kansas. Residents in the Tulsa...

At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

May. 22, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. Officials were urging residents of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, some 70 miles (113...

Missouri, Kansas clean up from latest round of storms

May. 22, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri and Kansas are cleaning up from severe storms that churned up tornadoes and caused renewed flooding concerns. River levels were again rising Wednesday along rivers and creeks one day after storms demolished a racetrack grandstand and damaged buildings in a wild animal...

Another day of tornadoes in Midwest, but St. Louis spared

May. 22, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were...

The Latest: St. Louis airport reopens after storm shutdown

May. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Flights have resumed at Lambert Airport in St. Louis after a temporary halt caused by a severe storm. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a temporary halt to both arrivals and departures Tuesday...

UN lowers global economic growth forecasts for 2019-2020

May. 21, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says it is lowering its forecasts for global economic growth in 2019 and 2020 as a result of high trade tensions, uncertainty over economic policies and softening business confidence. In its mid-year report Tuesday on economic prospects, the U.N. said that following an...

Wet spring delays California crops, snow elsewhere in West

May. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of some crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes. The state's wet conditions come as much of the West is experiencing weird weather. Colorado and Wyoming got an...

Downpours, runoff lead to decline in Chesapeake Bay's health

May. 21, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The overall health of America's largest estuary declined last year due to the effects of record-breaking precipitation washing more pollutants into the water, but scientists described the difficult year as a dip for the Chesapeake Bay and not a disaster. For an annual report card...

Weather contributed to double fatality near Springfield

May. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a downpour of rain contributed to a deadly double fatality crash near Springfield. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when the victim's sport utility vehicle skidded across the center of U.S. 160 about 1 mile (1.61...

Royals, Cardinals postponed, will play 2 Wednesday

May. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The opener of the I-70 series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of a forecast for severe weather and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. The National Weather Service said there was a "threat for severe thunderstorms...