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Alaska has nation's most expensive wildfire this year

Sep. 20, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The nation's most expensive wildfire this year is one that has been burning for months on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The Swan Lake Fire has so far cost about $46 million to fight, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. That price tag puts it ahead of the...

Young protesters around globe demand climate change action

Sep. 20, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to...

Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

Sep. 20, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Hurricane Lorena bore down Friday on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja...

Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

Sep. 20, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency crews continued to pull motorists and others from high water Friday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston area, leaving at least two people dead during the relentless downpour. The aftermath from Imelda, which drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years...

Families struggle to meet Kashmiris lodged in Indian jail

Sep. 20, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

AGRA, India (AP) — Hameeda Begum explained her arduous journey from the Himalayan region of disputed Kashmir to the hot and humid room in the Agra Central Jail where the exhausted 70-year-old was waiting to see her son. A man in his early twenties offered her a bottle of water, saying, "Don't lose hope....

The Latest: High winds topple scaffolding in San Antonio

Sep. 20, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:28 a.m. Officials say three bystanders were slightly hurt as a 100-foot (30-meter) section of scaffolding collapsed on a San Antonio street amid 50 mph (80 kph) winds from a system linked to Tropical Storm Imelda....

Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

Sep. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Haze blown by monsoon winds from fires in Indonesia has begun affecting some areas of the Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks, an official said Friday. Landrico Dalida Jr., the deputy administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric,...

Heavy rains prompt rescues in Mobile

Sep. 20, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Mobile firefighters staged more than 60 water rescues after heavy rains prompted flooding across the city. Storms that dumped more than 7 inches of rain across Mobile in a few hours left streets and parking lots covered with water Thursday afternoon because drainage systems couldn't...

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Sep. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989's Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo's...

Flooding causes Interstate 29 closure in western Iowa

Sep. 20, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Floodwater from the Missouri River has forced officials to close a portion of Interstate 29 in western Iowa. The Iowa Transportation Department said Friday the 10-mile (16.1-kilometer) stretch extends north from the Crescent exit to the Missouri Valley area. A detour is in operation....