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Heavy Rain Floods Parts of India, Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pre-monsoon deluges have flooded parts of India and Bangladesh, killing at least 24 people in recent weeks and sending 90,000 people into shelters, authorities said Monday. Both heavily populated nations in South Asia are prone to …

2 Dead; Northern Michigan Town Cleans Up from Rare Tornado

Roofs and walls on a busy business stretch were turned to tangled rubble. Mobile homes were destroyed. Tornadoes are so uncommon in northern Michigan that Gaylord doesn’t have a siren system to warn people about hazardous weather. The town of …

Global Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year, Study Finds

A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. That increase is offset by fewer pollution deaths …

Several Feared Dead After Chemical Plant Blast in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in southeast Slovenia has left at least four people missing and feared dead, officials said Thursday. Emergency officials said another two people were hospitalized in critical condition with …

Flooding, Landslides Kill at Least 25 People in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) –The death toll from landslides and floods that hit the central and southern Philippines after a summer tropical depression unleashed days of pounding rain has risen to at least 43, with 28 others missing, officials said Tuesday. …

Philippines Says 25 People Dead as Typhoon Triggered Landslides

At least 25 people were killed and several more missing after Typhoon Megi triggered landslides and flooded many areas in central and southern Philippines. Twenty-two persons died in mudslides in Baybay City in Leyte province, while at least six more …

Residents Clear Trees, Assess Damage from Southern Storms

PEMBROKE, Ga. (AP) — Southerners were clearing trees from roads and buildings as weather forecasters planned to survey damage from several possible tornadoes in Georgia and South Carolina, but said that effort could be interrupted by the potential for more …

Severe Storms Pummel South Killing at Least 2 in Florida

A line of severe storms packing isolated tornadoes and high winds ripped across the Deep South overnight — killing at least two in the Florida Panhandle, toppling trees and power lines and leaving homes and businesses damaged as the vast …

Prosecutor: Driver Who Killed 4 Homeless People Was Drunk

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The man who allegedly drove into a homeless encampment in Salem, Oregon, killing four people, had roughly double the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, prosecutors said Monday. Enrique Rodriguez Jr., 24, was ordered jailed …

3 Dead in Snowy Pileup of Dozens of Vehicles in Pennsylvania

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Tractor-trailers and other vehicles lost control and slammed into each other, people leapt away from careering trucks seconds before collision and at least three people were killed and more than a dozen others injured during a …