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  • The Latest on China Boat Sinking: 10 rescued, many missing

    Updated: 25 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — 9:15 a.m. (0215 GMT) Chinese state media say that at least one person is dead and nearly 450 are missing after a cruise ship sank on the Yangtze River on Monday night. Ten people have been rescued, according to state broadcaster CCTV, which said the four-level ship was carrying...

  • May marks wettest month on record in Oklahoma's history

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    May marked the wettest month on record in Oklahoma’s history, with a statewide average of 14.40 inches. The previous rainiest month was October 1941, when the state saw an average of 10.75 inches of rain.

  • Boat with more than 450 people sinks in China's Yangtze

    Updated: 35 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A small cruise ship sank overnight in China's Yangtze River during a storm, leaving at least one person dead and nearly 450 people missing, most of them elderly, state media said Tuesday. Ten people were rescued, the state media reports said. Search teams heard sounds coming from...

  • Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan to wait out bad weather

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel made an unscheduled landing in Japan to wait out bad weather. Swiss pilot André Borschberg took off from Nanjing, China, on Sunday on what was to be the longest leg of the journey, a six-day,...

  • 2 more Blanco River flood victims identified

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Authorities have identified two more victims of last week's catastrophic flooding on the Blanco River in Hays County in Central Texas. Medical and dental records have been used to identify 34-year-old Laura Schultz McComb and 71-year-old Sue McNeil Carey, both of Corpus...

  • Arkansas authorities brace for more flooding after rain

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Waterlogged communities in central and southwest Arkansas braced for more flooding Monday as record rainfall from Oklahoma made its way downriver. Some residents in Miller and Jefferson counties remained in shelters as waters from the overflowing Arkansas and Red rivers...

  • 3 missing after vehicle goes off flooded Central Texas road

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LEON JUNCTION, Texas (AP) — Central Texas authorities have been searching the Leon River for three people believed missing after their vehicle was swept off a flooded county road about 30 miles southwest of Waco. Coryell County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Joe Blakley says a dive team found the...

  • Wet weather keeps farmers out of field

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wet weather kept farmers out of fields last week, but most of the corn crop is planted and doing well. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says cool and wet condition made for only 2.3 days suitable for fieldwork last week. About 97 percent of the corn crop has been...

  • Official: New Mexico water debate to be shaped by transfers

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Drought has eased its grip on New Mexico, but the arid state still will be faced with having to weigh proposals that call for transferring water across basins to where it's needed most, a top water official said Monday. State Engineer Tom Blaine told members of a...

  • Tropical Storm Blanca expected to become hurricane Tuesday

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Two storms are churning in the Eastern Pacific but neither is expected to make landfall. Blanca, the second named storm of the season, was centered about 340 miles (545 kilometers) south-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Monday evening. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75...

  • Officials confirm tornado touched down near Hermitage Sunday

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HERMITAGE, Pa. (AP) — Weather officials say a tornado that struck western Pennsylvania over the weekend was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 80 mph. Meteorologist John Darnley of the National Weather Service office in Pittsburgh says the twister touched down at about 4 p.m. Sunday just south of...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for June 2

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. LEGISLATORS RETURN WITH PLAN TO END BUDGET STALEMATE Florida legislators are starting a 20-day special session where they are expected to pass a new state budget. State government would be forced to shut...