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North Carolina unveils flood-warning system for roads

May. 24, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation has armed itself with an advanced flood-warning system designed to help pass the word to motorists on any flood risks to roads, bridges and culverts. A news release from the department says the system will rely...

Yueill's goal helps Earthquakes net 1-1 tie with Sporting KC

May. 22, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jackson Yueill scored one minute into the second half to help the San Jose Earthquakes earn a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. Jamiro Monteiro got an assist on the equalizer for San Jose (3-5-5). Johnny Russell scored in the 45th...

Lehkonen scores twice to help Avalanche beat Blues 5-2

May. 22, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite regaining the edge in their second-round series, the Colorado Avalanche aren't satisfied. Artturi Lehkonen scored twice, Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots and the Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in Game 3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the...

Better weather conditions aid crews working New Mexico fires

May. 21, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

Improved weather conditions Saturday helped firefighters battling several large wildfires in New Mexico, including the largest active fire in the nation. A cold front that blew in Friday lowered temperatures, raised humidity levels and provided cloud cover over the largest fire,...

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...

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

May. 21, 2022 03:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across his unvaccinated populace and hinted at easing virus restrictions to nurse a...

National Guard to help with northeastern Minnesota flooding

May. 19, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday activated the National Guard to help control record flooding in areas of northeastern Minnesota. Emergency management officials in St. Louis and Koochiching counties requested the assistance to deal with high water caused by heavy...

Marshall University opens up thrift store to flood victims

May. 19, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is offering items in its thrift store free of charge to area flood victims affected by recent high water. The campus store in Huntington will be open to flood victims from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Monday. Several inches of...

Century-old canal project sparks opposition in South Sudan

May. 19, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A petition to stop the revival of the 118-year-old Jonglei Canal project in South Sudan, started by one of the country’s top academics, is gaining traction in the country, with the waterway touted as a catastrophic environmental and social disaster for the country’s...

Pandemic wedding blues: Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020

May. 17, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Far fewer Americans said "I do" during the first year of the pandemic when wedding plans were upended, a new report finds. There were 1.7 million weddings in 2020, a drop of 17% from the year before and the lowest recorded since 1963, the Centers for Disease...