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Protests spread as activists fight telescope in Hawaii

Jul. 23, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrations against a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest peak have spread to New York, Las Vegas and Honolulu's tourist mecca of Waikiki as Native Hawaiians push to protect what they say is a sacred place. In Nevada, a few hundred Native Hawaiians and former Hawaii residents...

Governor: Emergency declaration for 63 counties road damage

Jul. 23, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in 63 Ohio counties where severe weather caused serious highway damage last month. The 63 counties covered by the emergency declaration have had weather-related damage to roads and/or bridges after mild temperatures and significant...

NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

Jul. 22, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers. Around 30,000 customers in Brooklyn were taken off...

The Latest: Governor says wildfire near Flagstaff has grown

Jul. 21, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a growing wildfire north of Flagstaff (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey says a wildfire north of Flagstaff has grown to nearly two-thirds of a square mile (400 acres or 1.6 square kilometers.) U.S. Forest Service officials say the fire was reported about 11...

Could coastal mansions become eligible for disaster aid?

Jul. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid. That's despite the fact that the Fenwick...

Gov. Noem visits flooded lakes in eastern South Dakota

Jul. 21, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

LAKE THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says state leaders are working to battle through the record flooding that has affected parts of her state. Noem visited flooded areas on Lake Thompson and Lake Poinsett on Saturday to see what she and her team could do to help those who have been...

War-weakened South Sudan tries to prepare for Ebola

Jul. 20, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention...

Michigan officials deny to pay for Portland flood damages

Jul. 20, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding early in the year. Ice jams in the Grand River caused severe flooding in February that closed three bridges,...

Power station fires knock out service on hot day in Madison

Jul. 19, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fires at two transmission substations in Wisconsin's capital on Friday knocked out power to thousands of customers on the hottest day of the year to-date, sending dual plumes of thick, black smoke into the air and shutting down government buildings, courtrooms and businesses, and...

The Latest: Cause of transmission fires still unknown

Jul. 19, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on power station fires that left thousands without electricity on a hot day in Madison (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Utility officials say they have not yet identified the cause of a pair of blasts that knocked out electricity to about 13,000 customers. Madison Gas and...