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New cyclone set to make landfall in northern Mozambique

Apr. 25, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities have warned that a new cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday in northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Cyclone Kenneth could bring heavy rains and flooding to northeastern...

Wet forecast casts damper on 50th Jazz Fest opening day

Apr. 25, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A wet forecast cast an opening-day damper on the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The National Weather Service said there was an 80% chance of rain Thursday, and some storms might be severe. More than 70 acts including Earth, Wind and Fire and Alanis Morissette are scheduled...

Woman, 2 children die in North Texas flash flood

Apr. 24, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A woman and her two young children died Wednesday when the family car was caught in rushing flash flood waters in the West Texas rolling plains. The incident happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday at what's usually a small creek just outside Dublin, Texas, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southwest...

Puerto Rico gov slams Trump, seeks swifter storm recovery

Apr. 24, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor pledged on Wednesday to lift the U.S. territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. During a nearly two-hour state of the...

Florida passes bill aimed at cutting post-hurricane lawsuits

Apr. 24, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will soon make changes to a law that allows homeowners to sign over property insurance benefits to contractors in a move supporters say will cut down on abuse that's led to thousands of lawsuits in the wake of recent hurricanes. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will...

The Latest: Woman, 2 children die in North Texas flash flood

Apr. 24, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on flash flooding from heavy rain over North Texas and Texas rolling plains (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A woman and her two young children died when the family car was caught in rushing flash flood waters in the West Texas rolling plains. The incident happened about 6 a.m....

GOP Gov. Reynolds, Democrat Axne join in flood relief talks

Apr. 24, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic congresswoman Cindy Axne were among the 16 state officials to attend the first meeting of a flood recovery advisory board created by Reynolds to help Iowa towns flooded last month. Reynolds invited Axne to be part of the board, which met...

Wet fields delaying some planting in Nebraska, Iowa

Apr. 24, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Late-winter moisture, flooding and low temperatures have kept many farmers out of their fields and delayed the planting of corn and other crops in Nebraska and parts of Iowa, officials said. Just 2% of the expected corn crop has been planted in Nebraska, compared with the five-year...

Germany: Dry weather raises fears of forest fires, drought

Apr. 24, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year's drought and serious wildfires. Udo Busch of the German meteorological agency DWD said if dry conditions prevail, the...

Columbus sailing ship replica La Nina sinks again in Texas

Apr. 24, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A docked replica of a Christopher Columbus ship that sank in 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas has swamped again. Officials say divers will examine La Nina (NEEN'-yuh) at the Corpus Christi Marina before efforts begin to refloat the ship that sank Tuesday. La Nina,...