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Weather Service confirms 3 tornadoes hit Indiana on Saturday

May. 23, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three tornadoes, one of which toppled a church steeple at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury, hit parts of central and south-central Indiana on Saturday as a wave of severe thunderstorms swept across the state, the National Weather Service said. A...

New floods in eastern South Africa displace more than 300

May. 23, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 300 people have been evacuated from their homes as a result of renewed heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, weeks after severe flooding killed more than 400 people and displaced more than 40,000 others. The new...

Tornado touches down briefly in NJ; no injuries reported

May. 22, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

HAZLET, N.J. (AP) — Weather authorities say a tornado touched down briefly last week in New Jersey and crossed the Garden State Parkway while moving from one residential area to another, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly says the EF-0...

Parris Island wages battles, not war, against climate change

May. 21, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rising seas are encroaching on one of America’s most storied military installations, where thousands of recruits are molded into Marines each year amid the salt marshes of South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: Russia should pay for destruction

May. 20, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy devoted his nightly video address to Ukraine’s demand that Russia be held financially responsible for the damage its forces are inflicting on Ukraine. Just on Friday, he noted, the Russian army fired a missile at the northeastern...

Reported Illinois tornado knocks down trees, damages homes

May. 20, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — A tornado reportedly touched down in southeastern Illinois, knocking down trees and damaging numerous homes and other buildings, a police chief said Friday. People told Mount Carmel police they saw a tornado sweep through as a storm cut across the city's...

Gusty winds fan wildfires in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado

May. 19, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 5,000 firefighters battled multiple wildland blazes in dry, windy weather across the Southwest on Thursday, including a fire that has destroyed dozens of structures in west Texas and another that's picking up steam again in New Mexico. Evacuation...

4 now confirmed dead in Massachusetts apartment building

May. 17, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The number of people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend has climbed to four with the discovery of two more bodies on Monday, fire officials said. The search of the three-story, six-unit building in Worcester has been slowed...

A month after Georgia tornado, some families still struggle

May. 15, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Nolan Driggers reached for the front door, kids in tow and his wife one step behind him. The family of four was trying to leave their home in Ellabell and hit the interstate after hearing about a tornado that touched down in Pembroke. Driggers did not realize...

New Mexico governor seeks more US aid for wildfire response

May. 14, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state's north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s history and that officials estimate has destroyed hundreds of homes. Gov....