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Pain, Loss Linger a Decade After Tornadoes Hammered Six States

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For Tom Sanders, it’s the void left by the death of a cousin and the man’s wife, killed when a tornado mowed through a placid Alabama valley. To Markedia Wells, it’s the stolen innocence of her …

Hawaii to Launch Program to Buy 2018 Eruption-Damaged Homes

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Property owners on the Big Island who were affected by the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption can apply to have Hawaii County buy back their land starting next week. Hawaii County said the first phase of its …

3 Homeowners Win $1.1M From Reno for 2017 Flood Damage

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County judge has ordered Reno to pay $1.1 million to owners of three homes that flooded north of the city four years ago as dozens of others continue to press related battles in federal …

N.J. Forest Fire Mostly Contained; Firefighter Still Critical

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire near the Jersey Shore that shut down the Garden State Parkway, sent neighbors fleeing and led to a firefighter’s hospitalization in critical condition was “a very, very near catastrophe,” authorities said Monday. The …

U.S. Safety Agency Probes ‘Violent’ Tesla Crash in Detroit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. auto safety agency said on Monday it is investigating a crash in Detroit on Thursday involving a Tesla that became wedged underneath a tractor-trailer and left a passenger in critical condition. The National Highway Traffic Safety …

Evacuations Ordered After Heavy Rains Breach Dam on Maui

HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rains caused a dam to overflow on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and and nearby residents in the community of Haiku are being evacuated, county officials said Monday. The National Weather Service reported 13.2 inches (33.5 …

Truck Sought After Blasts Damage Parked Car, Shake Homes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are searching for a white pickup truck after explosions in two neighborhoods that shook homes and damaged a parked car. An incendiary device was thrown from a moving vehicle in the Lawrenceville neighborhood just after 9 …

Insurers, Drugmakers Sail into Unknown With Covid Vaccine Rollout

LONDON — Speedy global delivery of COVID-19 vaccines by air and sea in ultra cold conditions will lead to a jump in cargo insurance rates and spur demand for new areas of coverage, leaving underwriters on high alert. Pharmaceutical companies …

Notre Dame Cathedral Worksite Refitted For Virus Safety

PARIS — Workers are refitting the construction site at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to protect staff from the virus and allow cleanup efforts at the Paris landmark to resume. More than a year after the blaze, workers still haven’t finished …

Croatia Quake Injures 17 Amid Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

ZAGREB, Croatia — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital’s iconic cathedral — all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown. A 15-year-old was reported to be in critical …