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  • UN: Haiti sees wee rise in cholera after TS Isaac

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti says it has seen a “slight rise” in the number of cholera cases following the recent passage of Tropical …


  • Family, truck driver die in storms in NE Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fierce thunderstorms with strong winds tore through Oklahoma, killing a truck driver and a family whose mobile home was flipped into a creek. One storm rolled …


  • Tornado strikes beachfront neighborhood in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, knocking out power …


  • Possible tornado hits beachfront NYC neighborhood

    NEW YORK (AP) — A possible tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, knocking out …


  • Infant, 3 others killed in northeast Okla. storms

    NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — Four people, including a young child, were killed when strong winds accompanying severe thunderstorms blew through northeastern Oklahoma, authorities said. Two adults and a child were …


  • Remnant of Hurricane Isaac lurks in Gulf of Mexico

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If a well-traveled remnant of last week’s Hurricane Isaac becomes a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico, it would be a rare but not unprecedented …


  • Storm soaks Charlotte hours before Obama’s speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A thunderstorm popped up over the site of the Democratic National Convention about seven hours before President Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech. Heavy rain started …


  • Isaac’s remnants relieves some drought states

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hurricane Isaac’s remnants dumped heavy rain on some key Midwest farming states, dramatically lessening the drought there while corn-producing heavyweights Iowa and Nebraska missed out on …


  • Rain aids battle against California forest fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters braced for drier weather Thursday after remnants of a tropical storm helped them gain ground on a 4,180-acre blaze in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast …


  • In southern La., residents blame levees for floods

    LAPLACE, La. (AP) — At the urging of residents who have long felt forgotten in the shadow of more densely populated New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers says it …


  • Democrats eye rainy weather as Obama speech nears

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats are closely watching the forecasts as a rainy week unfolds ahead of President Barack Obama’s speech accepting his party’s nomination. With Obama set to address …


  • Days after Isaac, thousands still in the dark

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, nearly a week after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge …


  • Flooding, power outages persist after Isaac

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say a quarter of a million customers are still without power in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac struck the Gulf Coast. Most of those …


  • Isaac renews old debate about Louisiana levees

    IRONTON, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Isaac whirled into the Gulf Coast this week, the federal levee system protecting New Orleans did its job. But the patchwork of floodwalls shielding …


  • AP PHOTOS: Flooding from Isaac plagues Louisiana

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A highway lost under water. A levee intentionally breached to alleviate flooding. People riding ATVs through flooded streets. Here are some aerial images of the effects …


  • Drought-stricken states welcome rain from Isaac

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Mississippi River valley this week, but experts say it’s unlikely to break …


  • Fla. prepares for Isaac on eve of GOP convention

    MIAMI (AP) — Officials organized shelters and urged vacationers to leave the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Isaac approached on Saturday, though preparations farther north focused on getting ready for …


  • Community recuperates after storm

    Lurae Kanzleiter still has nightmares about the tree that crashed through her bedroom ceiling in Keller, Wash., nine days ago. “You could hear the tree going ‘crack, crack, crack,’ ” …


  • Summer starting with Fourth of July in Washington

    SEATTLE — They joke that summer starts after the Fourth of July in Seattle and this year that looks to be true.


  • 2011 goes down as year of extremes across globe

    Thanks to another strong La Niña, the cooler than normal sea-surface temperature event in the south-central Pacific Ocean, global weather patterns were extreme in 2011. January through early April was …


  • Windy evening forecast as storm moves through

    A hazardous weather outlook was in effect today for gusty winds this evening from the second of two storm systems to cross the Inland Northwest since Friday. Rain was being …


  • Wind knocks out power for 4,000

    High wind knocked out power to more than 4,000 homes tonight as a storm moved through the Inland Northwest.


  • Thunderstorms knock out power

    Friday night’s thunderstorm left thousands of Inland Northwest households in the dark, and many customers might not have power back until midnight tonight. “The problem is it’s a holiday weekend, …


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