- 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.
- Massive California wildfire jumps containment line Updated: Aug-04-15 5:16 am
MIDDLETOWN, California - As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wild land blaze threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters.
- Fallin to meet with Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity Updated: Aug-04-15 3:13 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and state Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague will meet with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity to discuss earthquake activity in the state.
- 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.
- Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight Updated: Aug-04-15 1:25 am
DIXON, California - California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.
- 100 homes evacuated on Oahu as wildfire burns 300 acres Updated: Aug-04-15 12:43 am
HONOLULU - Honolulu authorities have evacuated 100 homes as a wildfire threatens a neighborhood in the central Oahu community of Wahiawa.
- The Latest: Calif. wildfire grows after jumping containment Updated: Aug-03-15 11:29 pm
LOWER LAKE, California - The latest on wildfires burning in California:
- 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.
- Correction: Washington Wildfires story Updated: Aug-03-15 4:23 pm
LUCERNE, Washington - In a story Aug. 2 about wildfires in Washington state, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day the Wolverine Fire in central Washington began. It was June 29, not July 29.
- 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.
- Oklahoma lawmaker to refile earthquake preparedness measure Updated: Aug-03-15 2:22 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma lawmaker says he plans to file legislation to require Oklahoma schools to have written plans and procedures for dealing with earthquakes.
- 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.
- Mudslide causes major traffic delays in Spanish Fork Canyon Updated: Aug-03-15 12:34 pm
SPANISH FORK, Utah - Authorities say heavy rain in Utah County led to a mudslide that blocked traffic for several hours on U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon.
- 2 vehicles in sinkhole after Pittsburgh water main break Updated: Aug-03-15 12:32 pm
PITTSBURGH - A water main break has caused a sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in Pittsburgh and cut service to dozens of homes.
- Wet El Nino winter expected to raise reservoir water levels Updated: Aug-03-15 12:07 pm
PHOENIX - A wet El Nino winter is expected to raise water levels in Arizona reservoirs.
- Rain after lightning quells almost 20 northern Nevada fires Updated: Aug-03-15 11:58 am
RENO, Nevada - An official says rain helped firefighters quell almost 20 small lightning-sparked wildfires overnight in the Reno area.
- 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.
- 2 military planes going to California to fight wildfires Updated: Aug-03-15 9:19 am
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado - Two Air Force Reserve firefighting planes are being sent to California to battle wildfires raging there.
- 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.
- AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought Updated: Aug-03-15 3:16 am
LOS ANGELES - When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
- In drought, Pacific Northwest cities, farms face water cuts Updated: Aug-02-15 4:38 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A deepening drought in the Pacific Northwest is forcing some cities, farms and state agencies to cut back on water use.
- Monsoon rains kill more than 90 people in India Updated: Aug-02-15 3:07 pm
NEW DELHI - India's Home Ministry says heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 90 people in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps.
- Firefighters work to contain wildfire in Pisgah forest Updated: Aug-02-15 1:56 pm
OLD FORT, North Carolina - Firefighters are working to contain a wildfire burning in the Pisgah National Forest in McDowell County.