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  • California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

    Updated: 14 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say crews battling a massive wildfire in Northern California are facing the potential of strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago. State fire Capt. Tom Piranio said Monday that the more than 5,000 firefighters working on the King...

  • NY requires agencies to consider extreme weather

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies are required to consider the future likelihood of extreme weather in their decisions on public works projects, industrial and commercial permits and regulations, according to a new law signed Monday. For New York, those calculations include rising sea...

  • Torrential rains continue to batter West Texas

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman in El Paso after torrential rains from the remnants of Hurricane Odile battered West Texas. Rainfall amounts across Texas in the past week have ranged from 2 inches to as much as 14 inches. The greatest amount was recorded...

  • 24 spend night in Carlsbad shelter due to flooding

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Some Carlsbad residents spent part of the night in a shelter after authorities went door to door early Monday warning them to leave because of Pecos River flooding, while dozens of area roads were closed. The floodwaters began receding later in the morning, and authorities...

  • Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming. The study compared ocean surface temperatures from...

  • Feds: $3.6B for post-Sandy transportation projects

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials have announced $3.6 billion to make public transportation more storm resistant in New York, New Jersey and other parts of the country damaged by Superstorm Sandy. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other officials announced the funding for 40...

  • Heavy rains trigger landslides in northeast India

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Heavy rains in parts of northeastern India triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least seven people, officials said Monday. A senior police official in Meghalaya state said the deaths occurred in the northern part of the state. The rains also caused heavy...

  • Engineers call for national approach to flooding

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers was scheduled to release its recommendations Monday in...

  • Washington weather takes a turn to fall

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — With the start of fall, here come the clouds and a forecast of rain for Washington. The National Weather Service says clouds will move into the state Monday with rain expected Tuesday night and Wednesday. Forecasters say the weather will remain unsettled but turning a little...

  • 5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday: STATE POLICE HAVE FOUND WEAPON, BUT CAN'T CONFIRM SIGHTINGS OF ALLEGED TROOPER ASSASSIN Investigators believe the man they're looking for, 31-year-old Eric Frein, is a self-taught...

  • Temperatures in the 80s return to Oklahoma Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Temperatures will be near 80 degrees Monday in central Oklahoma. Skies will be mostly sunny Monday.

  • Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MT. SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — The largest mudslide on Northern California's Mt. Shasta in two decades may be related to California's prolonged drought, experts said Sunday. The mudslide began Saturday after a glacier holding pockets of water either shifted or melted, releasing water down the...


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