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Indonesia's Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Dec. 05, 2022 05:18 AM EST

SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia (AP) — Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains. Mount Semeru in Lumajang...

Fire damages 2 downtown Columbus commercial buildings

Dec. 04, 2022 13:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A fire in downtown Columbus destroyed a commercial building containing offices and a photo studio and left three firefighters with minor injuries early Sunday. A passerby discovered the fire and called 911 around midnight. When firefighters arrived within...

Rays moving spring camp due to damage caused by hurricane

Dec. 01, 2022 23:40 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are relocating their spring base for 2023 due to extensive damage to team training facilities caused by Hurricane Ian. The Rays have trained since 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida, about 90 minutes south of St. Petersburg, and intend to...

Deep South tornado outbreak: 2 dead from twister in the dark

Nov. 30, 2022 18:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A twister roaring out of the darkness smashed through a small Alabama community early Wednesday during an outbreak of tornadoes across the Deep South, killing a 39-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son on a street where generations of one family lived. One...

Officials: Jacket hot from dryer sparks blaze at NC home

Nov. 30, 2022 14:20 PM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A jacket hot from a dryer sparked a fire that damaged a North Carolina home early Tuesday, a fire official said. Firefighters responded to a home on Herman Blue Court in Burlington around 12:20 a.m. and found light smoke coming from the home, the Burlington...

West Virginia bridge being rebuilt along tourism train route

Nov. 29, 2022 04:08 AM EST

CASS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia railroad bridge destroyed by floodwaters 37 years ago is being replaced to enable a tourism train to resume trips through the area, officials said. Braving harsh conditions and long commutes, Department of Transportation workers are rebuilding the...

Smith Island changed course after hurricane devastation

Nov. 26, 2022 09:02 AM EST

SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — For the people of Smith Island, weather guides a way of life as much as the tranquil atmosphere for which it has become known. Hurricanes with names like Hazel, Agnes, Isabel and Irene become part of the zeitgeist, never fading from memory as recollections...

President Biden declares coastal SC disaster area after Ian

Nov. 24, 2022 12:47 PM EST

COLUMBIA,, S.C. (AP) — Three coastal counties in South Carolina have been declared disaster areas from damage from this fall's Hurricane Ian, allowing people to get federal money for repairs and assistance. President Joe Biden approved the disaster declaration this week for...

Indonesian rescuers focus on landslide as quake toll rises

Nov. 24, 2022 07:42 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — On the fourth day of an increasingly urgent search, Indonesian rescuers narrowed their focus Thursday to a landslide where dozens of people were believed trapped after an earthquake killed at least 272, more than a third of them children. Many of the more...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northwest Turkey, 68 injured

Nov. 23, 2022 09:35 AM EST

DUZCE, Turkey (AP) — A magnitude-5.9 earthquake hit a town in northwestern Turkey early Wednesday, causing damage to some buildings and widespread panic. At least 68 people were injured, mostly while trying to flee homes. The quake was centered in the town of Golkaya, in Duzce...