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California wildfire flares but within line crews have built

Jul. 30, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire so far this year was flaring up Friday but it was because the flames were chewing through unburned islands of vegetation within a perimeter that firefighters have built, authorities said. The Dixie Fire covered 376...

Brazil scrambles to shield homeless people from biting cold

Jul. 30, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A fierce cold snap is bearing down on homeless people in Brazil, and authorities, activists and religious leaders are doing what they can to limit suffering on the streets. Temperatures in some areas of southern Brazil has dropped below freezing, and...

In heat emergency, Greece adds checks for fires, power cuts

Jul. 30, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

ATHENS (AP) — Greek authorities ordered additional fire patrols and infrastructure maintenance inspections Friday as the country grappled with a heat wave fed by hot air from Africa that is expected to last more than a week. The emergency measures will also include...

Forecasters confirm 1 tornado in New Jersey, checking others

Jul. 30, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service on Friday confirmed at least one small tornado touched down in New Jersey as forecasters examined whether there were others that followed a line of thunderstorms that spawned twisters in eastern Pennsylvania. An EF-0...

Flash flooding leads to home rescues, washed out roads

Jul. 30, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Heavy, continuous rain in parts of northern New England led to flash flooding, washed out roads and a few home rescues, authorities said. The latest rains come as what has been a soggy July in some parts of the region comes to an end. ...

After mudslide, priest builds a new town on narco land

Jul. 30, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

MISSION SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS, Honduras (AP) — First came Hurricane Eta. Then, Hurricane Iota, unleashing rains of biblical proportions on the hillside community of La Reina. As Iota hammered La Reina for four days, residents kept watch on the mountain above their 300...

Weather service confirms at least 4 tornadoes in Wisconsin

Jul. 30, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least four tornadoes caused widespread damage in Wisconsin and contributed to at least one death. Quinn Boehning, 29, was killed after crashing into a fallen tree and power line near the town of Ripon about...

Wisconsin storms bring 3 tornados; 1 man dies in crash

Jul. 30, 2021 05:42 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tornadoes touched down in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin amid powerful thunderstorms that caused widespread damage that contributed to the death of a man who crashed into a fallen tree and power line, officials said Thursday. The National Weather Service...

Tornadoes spur injuries, damage in eastern Pennsylvania

Jul. 30, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — At least five people were injured when severe weather struck an auto dealership, homes and other businesses in eastern Pennsylvania, authorities said. The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down Thursday in Bucks County,...

PG&E could face criminal charges over deadly California fire

Jul. 30, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

Pacific Gas & Electric will face criminal charges because its equipment sparked a wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes, a Northern California prosecutor announced Thursday. It would be the latest action against the nation’s...