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The Latest: Power wins shortened Pocono race marred by wreck

Aug. 18, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): 6 p.m. Will Power has the won a shortened race at Pocono Raceway, the 13th straight season he's won an IndyCar race. The race was called with 72 laps left because of lightning and severe weather in the area. Lightning...

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

Aug. 18, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died. After struggling for years with cancer, Blanco died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette....

Wildfire leads to evacuations in west-central Wyoming

Aug. 18, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — A human-caused wildfire has led to evacuations in west-central Wyoming as fire crews deal with a fire-weather warning for gusty wind and low humidity — conditions that can allow fires to quickly spread. The Sublette County sheriff's office says the fire, which started early...

Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family

Aug. 18, 2019 4:51 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family.

Age, gender released of child found dead in Tennessee

Aug. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a child found dead in a car at a parking lot in sweltering heat was a 6-month-old boy. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals confirmed the child's age and gender to the Knoxville News Sentinel . The child was pronounced...

Balloon launch cancelled again due to weather

Aug. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Overcast conditions have again kept balloons grounded at the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston and Auburn. Poor visibility and low cloud cover forced the cancellation of the Sunday morning launch. The Lewiston Sun Journal reports that balloon pilots were optimistic that they...

Severe weather in Illinois, Indiana delays Chicago Air Show

Aug. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Severe weather sweeping through parts of Illinois and Indiana has postponed the start of the final day of the Chicago Air and Water Show. Emergency management officials issued a statement Sunday saying the event that features the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows will...

Wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate in Spain's Canary Islands

Aug. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Around 4,000 people were evacuated Sunday because of wildfires that, for the second time in a week, ravaged the countryside of one of Spain's Canary Islands. The latest blaze broke out on Saturday afternoon near the town of Valleseco on Gran Canaria island in the Atlantic Ocean archipelago....

Lawmaker: Humans not changing climate but must prepare

Aug. 18, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawmaker who doesn't believe humans are causing climate change is nevertheless leading a push to ensure Nebraska farmers are better prepared for extreme weather like the blizzards and flooding that hit the state this year. The Legislature's Agriculture Committee will look for changes...

Police: Mudslide in Pakistani-administered Kashmir kills 7

Aug. 18, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a mudslide after heavy rains killed seven members of a single family, including five children, in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. Police official Raja Zulqarnain said on Sunday that the seven died when their house collapsed the previous day in the village...