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Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 29, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

KIYV (AP) — KIYV — The Kremlin says the four regions of Ukraine that held referendums on joining Russia will be incorporated into the country on Friday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony at the Kremlin during which...

3 million children may miss a semester in flood-hit Pakistan

Sep. 29, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Almost 3 million children in Pakistan may miss at least one semester because of flood damage to schools, officials said Thursday, following heavy monsoon rains likely worsened by climate change. Unprecedented deluges since mid-June have affected more than 33...

Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes

Sep. 28, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 2 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland. A coastal sheriff's...

Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes

Sep. 28, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.8 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland. A coastal...

Ian threatens Florida's already unstable insurance market

Sep. 28, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's property insurance market was already in peril. Now comes Hurricane Ian. The massive storm that barreled into southwest Florida delivering catastrophic winds, rain and flooding is likely to further damage the insurance market in the state, which...

Cuba begins to turn on lights after Ian blacks out island

Sep. 28, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials said they had begun to restore some power Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity to the entire island while devastating some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it hit the island’s western tip as a major storm. At...

Cuba without electricity after hurricane hammers power grid

Sep. 27, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian knocked out power across all of Cuba and devastated some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it slammed into the island’s western tip as a major hurricane Tuesday. Cuba’s Electric Union said in a statement that work was underway to...

Tampa's Phoenix simulation anticipated Category 5 hurricane

Sep. 27, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

In ominous tones, a documentary narrator describes the devastation wrought on the Tampa Bay, Fla. area by “Phoenix,” a tropical storm that grew into a Category 5 hurricane. More than 160 deaths with 30,000 missing people. Upwards of 300,000 people seeking shelter. As much as $200...

Alaska landslide damages 3 homes, 'squishes' pickup

Sep. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A landslide triggered by record rainfall significantly damaged three homes, prompted the evacuation of about a dozen residents and caused power outages in downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Geological assessment teams determined Tuesday that...

Pelosi: US has to do more to help with wildfire recovery

Sep. 26, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the federal government has to do more to help with recovery in the wake of a devastating wildfire that charred several hundred homes and destroyed the livelihoods of many rural New Mexico residents. The...