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  • Solemn remembrances on 9th anniversary of Katrina

    Updated: 17 min ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Along the Gulf Coast on Friday, emotional ceremonies, memorials and speeches marked the ninth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, the catastrophic storm that killed more than 1,800 people. Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, the New Orleans coroner, recalled the horror that...

  • More storms ahead for sopping wet eastern Nebraska

    Updated: 44 min ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Forecasters say more rain has been forecast for sopping wet eastern Nebraska. A National Weather Service advisory says a storm that probably dropped more than an inch on Polk and northern York counties on Friday morning was drifting east. Minor flooding is expected in the two...

  • Sunshine, Sandy recovery boost shore summer biz

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one, many shore merchants and elected officials say. Some business owners report profits up...

  • Cooler temperatures, rain chance Friday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    There is a 50 percent chance of rain Friday in central Oklahoma. The high temperature in Oklahoma City will be near 89 degrees.

  • Officials urge fire caution over holiday weekend

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials say despite recent rain, conditions will be right for wildfires during the Labor Day weekend. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says natural fuels such as grass and leaves are approaching the end of their growing season. Once dead, they dry out...

  • Smoke lessens from wildfires in Ore. Cascades

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the Oregon Cascade Range wildfires blamed for making the air unhealthy over a wide area has lessened, a spokeswoman for fire crews said Thursday night. The Deception Complex fires generated less smoke Thursday than the giant plume that drew air advisory warnings...

  • Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, locals evacuate

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea. Authorities in the South Pacific nation had evacuated communities close to Mount Tavurvur which erupted early Friday in Rabaul...

  • FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle. Iselle made landfall over the Big Island's isolated and rural Puna region nearly three weeks ago, knocking down trees and power lines. FEMA...

  • Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents. Big breakers chewed away at beaches and...

  • Still deep in drought, southwestern Oklahoma hopes for rain

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 15 hr ago

    After several weeks of rain, deep drought conditions have swept back over much of southwestern Oklahoma, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday. Nearly 16 percent of Oklahoma, mostly in far western and southwestern areas, were listed as being in extreme or exceptional...

  • 10,000 of 174,000 customers still without power

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy Co. says about 10,000 homes and businesses remain without power two days after severe thunderstorms struck parts of southern Michigan, knocking out service to 174,000 utility customers. Tuesday's storms brought 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and...

  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of...


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