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Hundreds pray in south India, undeterred by ravaging floods

Aug. 22, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

KOCHI, India (AP) — Undeterred by floods that ravaged their homes, about 500 people have prayed at a mosque on the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha as they began returning to their houses on the outskirts of the port city of Kochi in southern India. They also prayed at a nearby cemetery for those who lost...

Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens

Aug. 22, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a strengthening hurricane continued to churn toward the state. On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service...

Residents prepare as hurricane near Hawaii strengthens

Aug. 22, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf from a powerful and erratic hurricane expected to churn close to the islands or directly over them. On Tuesday night,...

House to become a replica of flood-struck home

Aug. 22, 2018 1:59 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 4900 block of Warrington Drive in New Orleans no longer looks like a disaster hit it. But, soon, at least one small part of it will. Again. A nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about catastrophic levee failures during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 is set to unveil plans...

The Latest: Hurricane Lane strengthens to a Category 5

Aug. 22, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a hurricane headed toward Hawaii (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The National Weather Service says Hurricane Lane has strengthened to become a Category 5 hurricane, which means that it is likely to cause catastrophic damage with winds 157 mph or above. The hurricane is about 500...

US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Aug. 21, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars. The...

Crews recover body of man swept away in Wisconsin flooding

Aug. 21, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday recovered the body of a man who was wrenched away from would-be rescuers during flash flooding that forced evacuations around Wisconsin's capital city and cut power to many homes. More than 11 inches (28 centimeters) of rain fell overnight in places in or around...

The Latest: Gov. declares state of emergency in Dane County

Aug. 21, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on flooding around Madison, Wisconsin(all times local): 6:45 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in flood-stricken Dane County. Walker said Tuesday the state is ready to assist in recovery efforts after torrential rains prompted evacuations and...

Search called off in Italy gorge flood that killed 10

Aug. 21, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's environmental minister on Tuesday urged prosecutors to look at possible criminal responsibility and administrative lapses that may have contributed to the deaths of 10 people swept away by a flash flood as they hiked through a narrow gorge in the southern region of Calabria. Rescue...

Residents cleaning up messes in west Iowa, east Nebraska

Aug. 21, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Residents and businesses in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa are pumping out flooded basements and cleaning up the muck left behind from flooding caused by inch upon inch of rain. The National Weather Service reports that nearly a foot of rain fell on Woodbine, Iowa, before...