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Great golf and being on the good side of the draw go a long way at the British Open

Jul. 17, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Justin Thomas made his British Open debut at Royal Troon eight years ago, and it taught him everything he needs to know about what can make this major so maddening. It had nothing to do with gorse bushes or pot bunkers. It was about weather and tee times. ...

Water rescues underway in Arkansas after a new wave of storms across US and Canada

Jul. 17, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Flash flooding in Arkansas led to evacuations and water rescues Wednesday after a new wave of severe storms that have pummeled a vast swath of the U.S. and Canada, officials said. High winds, tornadoes and flooding have caused damage or deaths this week from the Plains to...

Greece shuts Acropolis during the hottest part of the day as southern Europe swelters in a heat wave

Jul. 17, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Culture Ministry ordered the closure of the Acropolis — the country’s biggest cultural attraction — for several hours in the middle of the day Wednesday, while authorities warned of extreme conditions across much of the country as southern Europe sweltered...

At least 40 die after heavy rains pound eastern Afghanistan, destroying houses and cutting power

Jul. 16, 2024 22:56 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy rains in eastern Afghanistan have killed at least 40 people and injured nearly 350 others, Taliban officials said Tuesday. Among the dead in Monday's storm were five members of the same family when the roof of their house collapsed in Surkh Rod district,...

Last summer Boston was afflicted by rain. This year, there's a heat emergency

Jul. 16, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Last summer, Boston was afflicted by rain. This year, the city is baking, with Mayor Michelle Wu this week declaring a heat emergency. Neither scenario has been ideal for kayakers and paddleboarders on the Charles River, although more tend to opt for too much heat...

A dam fails after rain, wind, tornadoes pound the Midwest. The Chicago area is cleaning up

Jul. 16, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people in a southern Illinois town were ordered to evacuate Tuesday as water rolled over the top of a dam, just one perilous result of severe weather that raged through the Midwest overnight with relentless rain and tornadoes and hit the Chicago area especially hard. ...

A dam in southern Illinois has failed after heavy rains, officials say. Rescuers check for anyone trapped or injured

Jul. 16, 2024 12:49 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A dam in southern Illinois has failed after heavy rains, officials say. Rescuers check for anyone trapped or injured.

A dam in southern Illinois is in imminent danger of failure after heavy rains, officials say. Residents are evacuating

Jul. 16, 2024 12:21 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A dam in southern Illinois is in imminent danger of failure after heavy rains, officials say. Residents are evacuating.

In beachy Galveston, locals buckle down without power after Beryl's blow during peak tourist season

Jul. 15, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Vacuums sucked the water out of the seaside inn run by Nick Gaido’s family in Galveston since 1911 as power was still spotty nearly one week after a resurgent Hurricane Beryl swept into Texas. Blue tarp covered much of the torn off roof. Gaido scheduled cleanup shifts...

35 people die in a storm that brought heavy rainfall to eastern Afghanistan, Taliban official says

Jul. 15, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A storm that brought heavy rainfall to eastern Afghanistan killed at least 35 people on Monday, a Taliban official said. Many others were injured across Nangarhar province, according to Sediqullah Quraishi, provincial director of the information and culture...