- Crews work to restore power after storms hit Michigan Updated: Aug-04-15 5:31 am
GLEN ARBOR, Michigan - Crews are making progress restoring power to tens of thousands of Michigan homes and businesses left without electrical service following severe storms.
- Flash floods kill 4, including 3 children, in Macedonia Updated: Aug-04-15 5:19 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Authorities say at least four people, including three children, have died and a dozen have been injured in flash flooding in northwestern Macedonia that caused landslides, power outages and road damage.
- New Hampshire officials probing tent collapse that killed 2 Updated: Aug-04-15 1:46 am
LANCASTER, New Hampshire - Safety officials in New Hampshire worked through the night investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed two spectators and injured at least 22 other people.
- Can New Orleans apparent school improvements be duplicated? Updated: Aug-04-15 1:34 am
NEW ORLEANS - Even as New Orleans is held up nationwide as a model of school reform for changes that took place after Hurricane Katrina, researchers at Tulane University say there are questions about whether the apparent successes can be duplicated in other areas.
- Man rescued after 6 hours in Lake Michigan during storm Updated: Aug-03-15 7:13 pm
SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND, Michigan - The U.S. Coast Guard says it plucked a kayaker from Lake Michigan after the man was in the water for about six hours during a weekend storm.
- Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm as it heads to Hawaii Updated: Aug-03-15 7:11 pm
HONOLULU - Hurricane Guillermo was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday as it continued its course toward the Hawaiian Islands.
- Typhoon slams into Saipan causing widespread damage Updated: Aug-03-15 6:58 pm
HONOLULU - A typhoon with sustained winds around 100 mph and gusts up to 120 mph slammed into Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, causing widespread damage.
- 5 Arkansas counties ban fires, others under risk of wildfire Updated: Aug-03-15 4:37 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday that the state's late-summer wildfire season is "on schedule" this year, with temperatures climbing and forecasters predicting little rain over the next few weeks.
- Rauner declares 23 counties disaster areas, seeks FEMA help Updated: Aug-03-15 4:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued a state disaster proclamation for 23 counties devastated by severe storms this summer and has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help assess the damages there.
- Storm causes accident, forces newspaper to print again Updated: Aug-03-15 3:13 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan - A central Michigan newspaper says it had to reprint the Monday edition after papers were destroyed during a severe weekend storm.
- Heavy rain, flooding snarl life in the Tampa Bay area Updated: Aug-03-15 3:04 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - A summer deluge has flooded streets in the Tampa Bay area, forcing some road closings and evacuations, delaying airline flights and overtaxing parts of local wastewater treatment systems.
- Iowa gets federal disaster declaration for severe weather Updated: Aug-03-15 3:03 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 19 Iowa counties damaged by severe weather in June.
- Strong winds pelt visitors at Sleeping Bear Dunes with sand Updated: Aug-03-15 2:58 pm
EMPIRE, Michigan - Members of a western Michigan family and other visitors to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire were pelted with sand during one of the storms that barreled across the state.
- FEMA says aid tops $2 million after Arkansas storms Updated: Aug-03-15 2:52 pm
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Federal officials say the government has provided more than $2 million in aid to help Arkansas recover from storms that hit in May and June.
- Cooler temperatures aid firefighters in southwest Oregon Updated: Aug-03-15 2:50 pm
CANYONVILLE, Oregon - Cooler and cloudier weather helped firefighters make progress Monday on two wildfires in the foothills of the Cascades of southwestern Oregon. Smoke continued to choke communities to the south in the Rogue Valley.
- Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118 Updated: Aug-03-15 12:56 pm
ISLAMABAD - The death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless, authorities said Monday.
- Glacier park fire 67 percent contained Updated: Aug-03-15 10:58 am
HELENA, Montana - A fire that has burned six square miles of land in Glacier National Park is 67 percent contained, but fire managers expect unburned fuels within the fire's perimeter to continue burning due to warm temperatures and low humidity.
- Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit area Updated: Aug-03-15 10:25 am
BAGO, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas Monday, raising her profile during a national disaster that has killed at least 46 people and could affect this November's general election.
- Image of Asia: Drinkable water for flood-hit Indian villages Updated: Aug-03-15 10:23 am
In this photo by Bikas Das, relief workers carry plastic pouches of drinking water for distribution after flooding in Khudirabad village near Kolkata, in India's West Bengal state. Cooked food was also delivered to residents in affected areas. The Home Ministry says more than 100 people have died due to the heavy rains and flooding in the past week and tens of thousands of people have been forced to take shelter in state-run relief camps. The annual monsoon, which lasts from June through September, often brings flooding to India, and the situation in West Bengal was worsened by a recent cyclone.
- NE Wisconsin hit hard by severe storms Updated: Aug-03-15 7:55 am
MILWAUKEE - Severe weather uprooted trees, blew down power lines and dropped golf ball-sized hail in parts of Wisconsin.
- Lollapalooza ends 30 minutes early due to weather in Chicago Updated: Aug-03-15 7:22 am
CHICAGO - Severe weather forced the Lollapalooza music festival on Chicago's lakefront to end a half-hour early Sunday night.
- Tornado rips through fields in southern Iowa Updated: Aug-03-15 6:49 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - A tornado has ripped through farm fields in southern Iowa as thunderstorms elsewhere in the state dropped heavy rain and loosed hail that approaching the size of baseballs.
- Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor hit hard by Michigan storms Updated: Aug-03-15 6:37 am
GLEN ARBOR, Michigan - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the northern Lower Peninsula communities of Glen Arbor and Traverse City have been hit hard by severe storms packing high winds.
- July sets record for hottest temperatures in Salem Updated: Aug-03-15 6:14 am
SALEM, Oregon - If you felt like July was even hotter than usual, you were right. The National Weather Service says last month was Salem's hottest July on record.
- Rains leave slick roads, cause flash flooding in Michigan Updated: Aug-03-15 6:02 am
DETROIT - Heavy rains as part of severe thunderstorms left roads slick and caused flash flooding in parts of Michigan.