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Quake shakes northeast Chinese city; no injuries reported

Jul. 11, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the northeastern Chinese city of Tangshan on Sunday, the government reported. No deaths or injuries were reported. Rail service to Tangshan, 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of Beijing, was temporarily suspended while tracks were inspected for possible...

Pedestrians use umbrellas to protect themselves from inclement weather brought about by Tropical Storm Fay, Friday, July 10, 2020, in New York. Beaches closed in Delaware and rain lashed the New Jersey shore as fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay churned north on a path expected to soak the New York City region. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Fay becomes post-tropical cyclone over eastern New York

Jul. 11, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical storm that brought heavy rain to mid-Atlantic states and southern New England was downgraded twice Saturday morning as is moved over New York, forecasters said. Post-tropical cyclone Fay was about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Albany and had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph...

National Hurricane Center downgrades Fay to a tropical depression

Jul. 11, 2020 1:36 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — National Hurricane Center downgrades Fay to a tropical depression.
President Donald Trump walks to his vehicle after arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for a fundraiser, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

Jul. 11, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit another snag. Amid uncertainty over whether he can still draw big and enthusiastic crowds to his signature rallies in the coronavirus era, Trump postponed a planned Saturday rally in...

Pedestrians struggle to control their umbrellas due to inclement weather brought about by Tropical Storm Fay, Friday, July 10, 2020, in New York. Beaches closed in Delaware and rain lashed the New Jersey shore as fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay churned north on a path expected to soak the New York City region. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tropical Storm Fay weakens after New Jersey landfall

Jul. 10, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing rains that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets, before weakening as it moved over New Jersey. The fast-moving storm system was expected to continue weakening overnight, the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

President Donald Trump walks to his vehicle after arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for a fundraiser, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

Jul. 10, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit another snag. Amid uncertainty over whether he can still draw big and enthusiastic crowds to his signature rallies in the coronavirus era, Trump postponed a planned Saturday rally in...

People wait inside their vehicles in line at COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Virus surge visible across Texas: 'The tsunami is here'

Jul. 10, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Urgent calls for field hospitals. Cars lined up for hours at drive-thru testing centers. Bars boarded up and grocery stores enforcing masks. Texas today resembles the state in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Except now, the outbreak is far worse. Records for...

National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fay has made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey

Jul. 10, 2020 4:53 PM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fay has made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Mudslides triggered by heavy rains kill 8 in northeast India

Jul. 10, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy rain on Friday have killed at least eight people in India’s remote northeast, a top government official said. They included four members of a family who were buried under a mudslide in Tigado, a village in Arunachal Pradesh state, said Pema Khandu, the...

Greece: Summer camp evacuated in wildfire precaution

Jul. 10, 2020 5:40 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A children’s summer camp and a retirement home have been evacuated near Athens after a wildfire approached homes in a coastal area. Authorities said the evacuations involving several hundred people were ordered as a precaution after the fire broke out early Friday near the...