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Rural symphony event cancelled after storms damage tents

Jun. 16, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Organizers have cancelled this year's annual Symphony in the Flint Hills performance because storms did extensive damage to the tents and other equipment for the event. The group that planned the performance doesn't plan to offer refunds for the tickets that sold for between $50 and...

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...

Weather officials confirm 4 tornadoes in central Indiana

Jun. 16, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weather officials say severe storms in central Indiana caused floods and produced at least four tornadoes, leaving thousands without power and damaging buildings. No injuries were reported. Crews are working to restore power Sunday to roughly 3,500 people. The National Weather Service...

Officials: Multi-million dollar loss in 9-alarm Boston fire

Jun. 16, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities in Boston say a fire that started at a vacant property and spread to nearby homes likely caused millions of dollars in damages. The Boston Fire Department tweeted that the cause of Saturday evening's nine-alarm fire on the border of the Mattapan and Dorchester neighborhoods is...

Another flood aid hurdle crossed

Jun. 15, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of Louisiana homeowners with damage from the 2016 floods are a step closer to accessing federal aid. Many homeowners have been restricted from getting Restore Louisiana grants because they sought Small Business Administration loans to help with rebuilding. But the...

Fire damages homes on Southern California beachfront

Jun. 13, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A raging overnight fire in a residential construction site damaged four other homes on a Southern California beachfront. The blaze erupted shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday in Hermosa Beach among tightly packed multi-story residences. Firefighters extinguished the blaze after...

Trump approves disaster declaration for Minnesota

Jun. 12, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for spring storms and flooding that caused nearly $40 million in damage to infrastructure across Minnesota. Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that the declaration will provide federal emergency relief money for 51 Minnesota...

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...