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  • Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 1, 2014

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 1, 2014

  • Jamaica sprinter eager to leave Glasgow 'freezer'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — After Usain Bolt quelled a storm over reported criticism of conditions in Glasgow, a Jamaica teammate at the Commonwealth Games says he can't wait to leave the cold weather. Sprinter Jason Livermore stressed that he found Scotland "very welcoming" but was struggling to...

  • Flooding reported near Greenville and Charleston

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Flooding is being reported at both ends of South Carolina. The National Weather Service says 3 inches to 5 inches of rain fell in just a few hours Thursday morning from downtown Greenville south and in eastern areas of Anderson County. More rain was falling in the...

  • 7 Nebraska counties approved for federal storm aid

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved federal disaster assistance for seven Nebraska counties struck by severe weather, including the tornado-ravaged town of Pilger. SBA spokesman Rick Jenkins said Thursday that residents of those counties may be eligible for...

  • Severe storms head to northern, western New Mexico

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Western and northern New Mexico may see flooding as new storms move across the state. The National Weather Service says the region will remain under a flash flood watch until early Friday morning amid another storm system. The severe weather comes during a week of heavy...

  • Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MALIN, India (AP) — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 41 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead. More than a day after the Wednesday...

  • Floods submerge parts of Balkans, 2 have died

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A second person has drowned after rivers burst their banks in Romania, authorities said Thursday, and the flooding also caused damage across the Balkans, inundating a power plant in Serbia and causing landslides in Montenegro. Forecasters issued a severe weather...

  • UPDATE: Oklahoma wind gust tops 100 mph Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Heavy rain is reported in eastern Oklahoma as storms move east, southeast. A flash flood warning has been issued for Latimer and Pushmataha counties.

  • Another week of heat forecast for Northwest

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters say dry weather with above-normal temperatures will continue into next week in the Northwest. The National Weather Service says highs will be in the 80s west of the Cascades and in the 90s and low 100s east of the Cascades. Because of the threat of thunderstorm...

  • Flood warning issued in southeastern Oklahoma

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Pittsburg County in southeastern Oklahoma, where up to a half-foot of rain has fallen in the past day. The warning remains in effect until 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Forecasters say 2 to 4 inches of rain has fallen so...

  • Landslide buries Indian village; at least 24 dead

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said. Two days of torrential...

  • Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill communities hit hard by flooding in September. High winds from Tuesday night's storms that flooded streets up and down the populated Front Range...


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