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  • Power back on for most Maine customers following storms

    Updated: 46 min ago

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A series of violent thunderstorms knocked out power to almost 14,000 electric customers in central and eastern Maine, but power has been restored in most areas. Emera Maine says the number of homes and businesses without power following the Thursday evening storm was down...

  • Tropical Storm Andres expected to become a hurricane

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season is expected to soon become a hurricane far off Mexico's coast. A day after forming, Tropical Storm Andres had maximum sustained winds early Friday near 70 mph (110 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in...

  • Latest on flooding: EMS rescue 21 from houseboat in Austin

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    3:30 a.m. (CDT) Occupants of a houseboat that was adrift in Lake Travis in Austin were rescued early Friday. Austin-Travis County EMS say the 21 occupants of the boat were not injured and were being evacuated with rescue boats. Responders say the houseboat broke free from Sandy Creek Marina...

  • Gov. Cuomo proclaims hurricane preparedness week in New York

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers to prepare for dangerous storms as hurricane season nears. Cuomo has proclaimed this week as hurricane preparedness week in New York state. Division of Homeland Security Commissioner John Melville says Hurricane Irene, Tropical...

  • Officials eye river levels in Texas, with focus on Houston

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Officials are closely monitoring the levels of rivers in Texas engorged by the deluge of last weekend. The Colorado River in Wharton and the Brazos and San Jacinto Rivers near Houston are the focus of attention for officials as floodwaters from North and Central Texas move...

  • Latest on flooding: Body pulled from Houston Ship Channel

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    10:45 p.m. (CDT) The U.S. Coast Guard says a body has been recovered from the Houston Ship Channel. Officials say the body was spotted in the water Thursday night. The body has not been identified, but officials believe it may be that of an 87-year-old man who went missing earlier this week...

  • India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Dizzying temperatures killed hundreds more Indians over the past day, causing water shortages in thousands of villages and driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 1,826 by Friday. Meteorological officials called the heat wave "severe" and warned...

  • Latest on flooding: Officials focus on Houston-area rivers

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    1:30 a.m. CDT Officials are closely monitoring the levels of rivers in Texas engorged by the deluge of last weekend. The Colorado River in Wharton and the Brazos and San Jacinto Rivers near Houston are the focus of attention for officials as floodwaters from North and Central Texas move...

  • Rain continues to flood portions of state, but Oklahoma City mostly skirts storms

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Flash flooding was reported Thursday in Comanche and Stephens counties, but Oklahoma City received only small amounts of rain early Thursday.

  • Man swept away by floods rescued, arrested on public drunk complaint

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A man who was swept off a Choctaw County bridge and rescued by two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers was taken to jail on a public intoxication complaint.

  • 1st tropical storm of Pacific season strengthens off Mexico

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season is strengthening rapidly and expected to soon become a hurricane. Tropical Storm Andres formed Thursday far off the coast of Mexico, and strengthened through the day to reach maximum sustained winds near 70 mph...

  • Oklahoma's drought is all but over after the rainiest month on record

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    About this time last year, farmers in southwest Oklahoma were struggling to coax wheat plants out of dry, dusty soil. Thursday, it was so wet that most of them couldn’t get into their fields.



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