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  • Alberta fire evacuees moved a 2nd time as weather shifts

    Updated: 46 min ago

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A massive, raging wild fire moved south and forced three more communities south of Canada's main oil sands city to evacuate on Thursday. Officials with the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo had been notified of changing weather patterns and weren't taking chances,...

  • India Water Protest

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Village women from various Indian states listen to a speaker during a protest demonstration to highlight the water shortage across the country in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed...

  • Washingon Weather

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Low lying clouds lit up by the city lights drift across the National Cathedral in Washington, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/J.

  • Class action status OK'd in major post-Katrina flood case

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina and other storms granted class-action status in the case Wednesday, meaning numerous property owners — not just the...

  • NY man held accountable for diverting water into cemetery

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general says a judge has ordered a central New York man to serve 10 days in jail or work 20 hours in a soup kitchen for illegally flooding a cemetery, forcing families to rebury 18 dead relatives. James Stevens of Cortlandville also was ordered to...

  • Better public notifications planned since 2015 Texas floods

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Experts have called for better public emergency notifications since deadly storms and flooding last year in Central Texas. Hays County and San Marcos officials on Tuesday released the recommendations following disastrous weather during Memorial Day weekend and last...

  • India Rain

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    An Indian woman holds an umbrella to protect herself from the rain as she walks across a railway track in Gauhati, Assam, India, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The north eastern Assam state has been receiving rainfall even as much of India is reeling under heat wave and severe drought conditions.

  • Weather service confirms weak tornado in western Indiana


    LINDEN, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a weak tornado touched down briefly in western Indiana on Sunday. The weather service rated the tornado as an EF-0, estimating it had peak winds of 70 mph. The weather service said the tornado touched down in a field southwest of...

  • Senators' $7.5B budget covers counties' 2014 ice storm costs

    Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate's $7.5 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year would finish reimbursing counties' clean-up expenses from the 2014 ice storm. The plan tentatively approved Tuesday by a vote of 36-5 would distribute nearly $12 million to 22 counties that...

  • Edmond schools make progress on tornado shelters

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Edmond School Board members on Monday approved plans for a 7,250-square-foot media center and storm shelter at Orvis Risner Elementary, 2801 S Rankin.

  • Group: Courthouse flooded by Katrina still houses evidence

    Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there — and a watchdog group said Tuesday that a less-vulnerable storage space is needed. Court...

  • Mostly sunny skies, 70s Tuesday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast for Tuesday in central Oklahoma. Temperatures should be in the low 70s.