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Northern California Sees More Rain While the South Dries Out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Storm-ravaged California scrambled to clean up and repair widespread damage on Wednesday as the lashing rain eased in many areas, although thunderstorms led a new atmospheric river into the northern half of the state. The plume …

Strong Quake Shakes Main Indonesia Island, No Major Damage

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Saturday, causing panic but only minor damage just two weeks after an equally powerful quake killed hundreds. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude …

Heavy Rains in the Balkans Cause Flooding, Killing 6 People

SHKODER, Albania (AP) — Torrential rains in the Balkans over the past two days led to floods that killed at least six people, prompted widespread evacuations and caused significant damage, authorities said Monday. One of the most impacted areas was …

Tropical Storm Julia Drenches Central America with Rainfall

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Tropical Storm Julia drenched Guatemala and El Salvador with torrential rains Monday after it reemerged in the Pacific following a pounding of Nicaragua. Police said two people died in the eastern El Salvador town …

Canadians Clean Up After Fiona Sweeps Homes Out to Sea; One Dead

PORT AUX BASQUES, Newfoundland — It will take several months for Canada to restore critical infrastructure after the powerful storm Fiona left an “unprecedented” trail of destruction, officials said on Sunday, as crews fanned out in five provinces to restore …

California Fires Destroy Structures, Force Residents to Flee

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters struggled Thursday to gain control of major California wildfires that have grown explosively and forced extensive evacuations amid a searing heat wave. The deadly and destructive Fairview Fire in Southern California expanded in two directions …

Southern California Wildfires Grow with Little Containment

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Two wildfires burned out of control in the inland Southern California region on Wednesday, forcing evacuations in communities and a mountain resort area. The deadly Fairview Fire grew to nearly 8 square miles (20.7 square kilometers) …

As Fires Ease in Southern Europe, Blaze Hits Greek Capital

PALINI, Greece (AP) — Nearly 500 firefighters struggled to contain a large wildfire that threatened hillside suburbs outside Athens for a second day Wednesday, after hundreds of residents were evacuated overnight. Fires continued to burn across southern Europe, but authorities …

Man Detained in Police Probe of Raging Wildfires in France

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH, France (AP) — French investigators probing the suspected deliberate lighting of what has become a raging wildfire in the country’s southwest detained a man for questioning, as firefighters and water-bombing planes on Tuesday fought the ferocious flames fueled …

Yellowstone Closed After Historic Floods; Some Areas Cut Off

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Communities bordering Yellowstone National Park were isolated and tourists stranded Tuesday after record floodwaters knocked out roads and bridges in Montana and Wyoming and forced the closure of all entrances to the park. The flooding followed …