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Determined Volunteers Still Search for Missing Capsized Ship

COCODRIE, La. (AP) — The volunteers gather around a map, suntanned fingers tracing over the bayous, lakes and islands where they’ll search. They talk about where they’ve already been and where they’ll go today. They make sure everyone has food …

Divers Aim To Reach Capsized Vessel in Search For Survivors

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — With 12 people still missing from a capsized oil industry vessel, Coast Guard divers waited for a break in stormy weather Thursday that would allow them to reach the hull and search for survivors. Coast …

California Utility Cuts Power as Strong Winds Pummel State

Southern California residents are starting off the week in the dark as near-hurricane-force winds batter the state, whipping the flames of two wildfires and raising the risk of new ones. Edison International began shutting power in parts of Los Angeles …

Hurricane-Force Winds Kick Up Pacific Northwest Wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hurricane-force winds and high temperatures kicked up wildfires across parts of the Pacific Northwest over the Labor Day weekend, burning hundreds of thousands of acres and mostly destroying the small town of Malden in eastern Washington. “Today …

Hurricane Force Wind Gusts, Rain Pelt Britain

Britain’s weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions. The latest round of bad …

Blizzard Hammers Northeast, Nine Dead, 700,000 Lose Power

A blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least nine people dead. The mammoth storm that stretched from the Great Lakes to the …

Wind Storm Knocks Out Power in Alaska’s Largest City

An unseasonably early wind storm pummeled Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city and surrounding region, toppling scores of trees and leaving thousands without power for hours. Some areas around Anchorage recorded hurricane-force winds, while winds in lower elevations were clocked in at …