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Cleanup begins after severe flooding in western Pennsylvania

Jun. 21, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — Residents and business owners are cleaning up after a line of powerful storms dumped nearly four inches of rain on parts of western Pennsylvania, prompting scores of evacuations as powerful floodwaters carried off cars and damaged buildings. Video posted on social media showed cars...

Severe storms could strike parts of central, southern US

Jun. 21, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say much of the central and southeast U.S. will be at risk of severe storms as the weekend approaches. The national Storm Prediction Center says two regions will be at most risk of strong to severe thunderstorms Friday. They include an area that encompasses parts of western...

Mars rover still silent as red planet dust storm goes global

Jun. 20, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A dust storm at Mars is now global, keeping NASA's Opportunity rover out of touch with Earth. Flight controllers lost contact with the rover more than a week ago. At the time, the dust storm covered one-fourth of Mars. NASA said Wednesday the storm now encircles the red planet,...

Columbus ship replica damaged by Hurricane Harvey for sale

Jun. 20, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A coastal Texas city is selling a replica of one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus used to reach the New World. Buyer beware, though, as it suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Harvey. The Corpus Christi City Council has authorized the Columbus Sailing...

Heavy rains bring floods to areas of Texas hit by Harvey

Jun. 20, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Heavy rains along the Texas coast have caused flooding in areas that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey less than a year ago. National Weather Service meteorologist Tyler Castillo said Wednesday that since Tuesday, rain of 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 centimeters) was widespread...

The Latest: Red Cross opens shelter in Texas after flooding

Jun. 20, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The American Red Cross has been opening shelters in areas along the Texas coast that have been inundated by flooding from heavy rains over the last few days. Jackie Drake, spokeswoman for the group's Texas Gulf Coast...

2 tornadoes spotted in rural areas as storms sweep Iowa

Jun. 20, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Iowa (AP) — At least a couple of tornadoes have been spotted in Iowa as storms rake the state, including one near the west-central Iowa town of Scranton. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that spotters captured video of a tornado Wednesday afternoon touching down in a rural area near...

Puerto Rico gov signs bill to privatize power company assets

Jun. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor signed a historic bill Wednesday to privatize the U.S. territory's troubled power company in a move many hope will help minimize power outages that have followed Hurricane Maria and stabilize the production and distribution of energy amid an 11-year-old...

National Guard to help with flooding in northern Wisconsin

Jun. 20, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has activated the National Guard to help with recovery efforts following destructive flooding in northern Wisconsin. Portions of northern Wisconsin saw as much as a foot of rain over the weekend, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported . Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett,...

US forest in Colorado to re-open after fire danger ends

Jun. 20, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A sprawling forest closed because of extreme fire danger in southwestern Colorado will re-open Thursday after getting steady rain. An announcement from the San Juan National Forest Wednesday said that up to 1.5 inches of rain fell in some parts of the 2,800 square mile (7,252 square...