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National Weather Service confirms tornado touchdown in Maine

Jul. 11, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

HIRAM, Maine (AP) — A tornado that touched down in Maine on Saturday afternoon caused tree damage and ripped a tin roof off a building, the National Weather Service said. No fatalities or injuries were reported in the statement issued by the NWS office in Gray, Maine. The tornado touched down around 3:30...

Fire heavily damages 2 homes in Las Vegas; 3 go to hospital

Jul. 11, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas authorities say a fast-moving fire early Saturday morning heavily damaged two houses and sent a firefighter and two other people to the hospital while displacing five people. Fire officials say flames were coming from the garage area of one house and starting to threaten the home...

Burgum: disaster declaration issued for North Dakota floods

Jul. 10, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding in North Dakota. according to Gov. Doug Burgum. Burgum’s office said flooding has caused an estimated $40 million-plus in damage in roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota. A...

A landslide is seen near an exit of a highway in Kyoto, western Japan Thursday, July 9, 2020. Pounding rain spread to central Japan and triggered mudslides. (Kyodo News via AP)

Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

Jul. 9, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched Thursday for more people missing in rain-related disasters that have already killed more than 60 people. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas...

Smoke rises from the Numbers Fire burning east of Gardnerville, Nev., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A northern Nevada highway remained closed Tuesday in both directions south of Gardnerville in Douglas County because of a wildfire that has burned a reported eight square miles (20 square kilometers). (Kurt Hildebrand/The Record-Courier via AP)

US 395 reopens along Sierra, crews gain on Nevada wildfire

Jul. 8, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities lifted evacuation orders Wednesday and reopened a U.S. highway along the Sierra's eastern front as firefighters continued to slow the progress of a northern Nevada wildlfire that has burned through 31 square miles (80 square kilometers) near the California line. The fire that...

This aerial photo shows the flooded area caused by the swollen Chikugo River, not seen in photo, in Kurume city, Fukuoka prefecture, southern Japan Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods; 58 dead

Jul. 8, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. At least 58 people died in several days of flooding. Parts of Nagano and...

Smoke rises from the Numbers Fire burning east of Gardnerville, Nev., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A northern Nevada highway remained closed Tuesday in both directions south of Gardnerville in Douglas County because of a wildfire that has burned a reported eight square miles (20 square kilometers). (Kurt Hildebrand/The Record-Courier via AP)

Wildfire near border more than triples; homes threatened

Jul. 7, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada wildfire burning out of control near the California line more than tripled in size on Tuesday, closing a U.S. highway, forcing evacuations and threatening hundreds of homes as hundreds of firefighters battled the flames from the air and on the ground. The fire that broke...

Fireworks causes estimated $10,500 in damage in Kansas

Jul. 6, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are blaming fireworks for a blaze that caused an estimated $10,500 in damage to a Junction City duplex. WIBW-TV reports that the fire was reported around 4:20 a.m. Sunday on the northeast edge of the city. Junction City Fire Department officials said the blaze was...

The building, seen right in the background, that houses Georgia State Patrol headquarters is vandalized in Atlanta, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Video showed protesters appearing to set off at least one firework inside the building. (Kimberly Krautter via AP)

Georgia State Patrol building damaged by fire during protest

Jul. 5, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Protesters caused extensive damage to the Georgia State Patrol headquarters in Atlanta early Sunday by sparking flames inside the building with fireworks, breaking windows and spraying graffiti, the agency said. Department of Public Safety workers put out the fire, and two employees were...

This photo released Thursday, July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran shows a building after it was damaged by a fire at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran on Sunday confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center, the official IRNA news agency reported. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP, File)

Iran confirms damaged nuclear site was centrifuge facility

Jul. 5, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iranian officials had previously sought to downplay the fire, which erupted early on Thursday, calling it only an...