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Landslide destroys 2 homes in western Tennessee; no one hurt

Feb. 16, 2020 4:10 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — Two homes were destroyed when a hillside collapsed near a swollen river in western Tennessee, authorities said. No one was injured in the slide, which occurred about 115 miles (185 kilometers) east of Memphis along the Tennessee River near the Hardin County community of Savannah,...

Rescue operations continue as emergency services take families to safety, after flooding in Nantgarw, Wales, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Storm Dennis roared across Britain on Sunday, lashing towns and cities with high winds and dumping so much rain that authorities urged residents to protect themselves from

Wales bears the brunt as Storm Dennis hammers Britain

Feb. 16, 2020 12:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Storm Dennis hammered Britain Sunday, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of South Wales, which bore the brunt of the country's second severe storm inside a week. Rivers across Britain burst their banks and a number of severe flood warnings remained in place as...

UN official says airstrikes kill over 30 civilians in Yemen

Feb. 16, 2020 12:10 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Strikes killed more than 30 civilians in a mountainous northern Yemeni province Saturday, the U.N. humanitarian chief for the country said, calling the attack “shocking.” The Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, accused the Saudi-led coalition of launching retaliatory...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015, file photo, a wildfire consumes sagebrush as firefighters let it march down to the Columbia River on the edge of Roosevelt, Wash. The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort to help control wildfires. The fuel breaks are intended to prop up fire mitigation efforts and help protect firefighters, communities and natural resources, The Oregonian reported Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

US agency to pay for 11,000 miles of fuel breaks in 6 states

Feb. 15, 2020 7:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort to help control wildfires. The fuel breaks are intended to prop up fire mitigation efforts and...

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Minnesota Wild fire coach Bruce Boudreau

Feb. 15, 2020 1:39 AM EST

The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday with the goal of correcting some inconsistencies and making a late-season push for a playoff spot. First-year general manager Bill Guerin said he felt the timing was right to move on from Boudreau and replace him with interim coach Dean Evason despite the...

FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo, a Spirit Airlines jet comes in for a landing at the airport in Latrobe, Pa. Spirit Airlines is moving its operations control center from South Florida to just outside Nashville, Tenn., after recent hurricanes forced the low-cost carrier to temporarily move some staff during storms, the company said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Hurricanes prompt Spirit to move operations control center

Feb. 14, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Spirit Airlines is moving its operations control center from South Florida to just outside Nashville, Tennessee, after recent hurricanes forced the low-cost carrier to temporarily move some staff during storms, the company said Friday. The project to move the operations center from Miramar,...

Suit seeks radio recordings from Yarnell fire that killed 19

Feb. 14, 2020 5:40 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A former fire crew superintendent has argued in a lawsuit that radio recordings could reportedly shed light on the fatal wildfire in Arizona that killed 19 Prescott hotshot crew members. Former Payson Hotshot superintendent Fred Schoeffler filed the lawsuit in 2017, and seeks...

Main Mount Rainier highway to be closed for weeks

Feb. 14, 2020 5:24 PM EST

Authorities say the main highway to Mount Rainier National Park will remain closed until mid-March or possibly longer due to the extensive damage caused by flooding, washouts, landslides and fallen trees during recent heavy rains. KOMO reports that State Route 706, which passes through the town of Ashford and...

Donna Harvey reacts at having to evacuate from the Harbor Pines Mobile Home Community, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020., in Ridgeland, Miss., as flood waters began to encroach onto their property, The community is part of a subdivision that the Ridgeland mayor ordered to be evacuated Thursday evening. Officials estimate the flooding along the Pearl River to be the worst in Jackson and some neighboring communities since 1983. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi residents fleeing floods after torrential rains

Feb. 14, 2020 4:52 PM EST

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Trash cans and ducks floated through a neighborhood along a rain-swollen river in Mississippi on Friday as residents packed up what they could and fled to higher ground to escape what authorities warned could be devastating weekend flooding. The Pearl River, which meanders through...

Ocraoke gets $2 million in grants to help rebuild

Feb. 14, 2020 3:23 PM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — An island on North Carolina's Outer Banks that was ravaged by a hurricane last year is getting $2 million in grants to help it rebuild. The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that Ocracoke received the grant money from the Golden Leaf Foundation. It's a nonprofit that was established...