Latest Water shortages News

Midwestern flooding collapses a bridge, forces evacuations and kills at least 1

Jun. 24, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Flooding in the Midwestern U.S. collapsed a railroad bridge and sent water surging around a dam Monday after days of heavy rains that have forced hundreds of people to evacuate or be rescued from rising waters. The flooding brought additional misery to...

China is getting too much rain in the south and not enough rain, plus a heat wave, in the north

Jun. 16, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is being buffeted by two weather extremes, with heavy rain and flooding forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in the south and a heat wave prompting fears of a drought for farmers in the north. At least one person has died in the flooding. The...

Riots erupt in drought-stricken central Algeria over months of water shortages

Jun. 11, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

TIARET, Algeria (AP) — Violent riots erupted in a drought-stricken Algerian desert city last weekend after months of water shortages left taps running dry and forced residents to queue to access water for their households. In Tiaret — a central Algerian city of less than 200,000...

Will Power wins for first time in 2 years to give Team Penske sweep of top 3 spots at Road America

Jun. 09, 2024 20:13 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Will Power pondered retirement last year as his wife battled a near deadly staph infection that had the Australian wondering if he needed to focus on his family's future. “She almost died,” Power said. “You start thinking, ‘Yeah, I’m going to...

Texas sheriff says 7 suspects arrested, 11 migrants hospitalized after sting near San Antonio

Jun. 07, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eleven people were hospitalized and seven smuggling suspects were arrested Thursday after authorities found more than two dozen migrants who had been driven from the border packed in a secret compartment of a trailer with little water and in sweltering heat. ...

Unchecked growth around Big Bend sparks debate over water — a prelude for Texas

Jun. 07, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

TERLINGUA, Texas (AP) — A plume of dust trailed the pickup truck that drove through a maze of caliche roads. The driver and passenger were familiar with the route. Rick and Georganne Bradbury, husband and wife, have navigated it twice a month for four years to deliver hundreds of gallons of water...

Atlanta mayor pledges to aid businesses harmed by water outages as he looks to upgrade system

Jun. 05, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s mayor on Wednesday pledged support of a plan to spend $5 million to reimbursing businesses for losses during water outages in the city since Friday, as he promised an assessment of the city’s infrastructure and to deploy monitors to detect leaking pipes. ...

AP PHOTOS: Mexicans choose between continuity and change in election overshadowed by violence

May. 31, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When Mexicans go to the polls on June 2, they will do so in an increasingly polarized country that continues to struggle with staggering levels of violence across large swathes of territory. Dozens of organized crime gangs now control towns, neighborhoods and...

AP PHOTOS: Weeks of sweltering heat scorch northern India

May. 29, 2024 21:18 PM EDT

BIKANER, India (AP) — People in northern India have been struggling with an unrelenting, weekslong heat wave that has forced schools to close in some places and raised the risk of heatstrokes for laborers working outdoors. India’s weather department expects the high temperatures...

Heat-related monkey deaths are now reported in several Mexican states

May. 29, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heat-related howler monkeys deaths have now been reported in two more states in southern Mexico, after two other states reported die-offs earlier this month, environmental authorities said. Mexico's Environment Department said late Tuesday that monkey deaths have...