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Floods Sweep Cars Into Sea, Damage Homes in Northeast Spain

ALCANAR, Spain (AP) — Many Spaniards on Thursday counted their losses and damage to homes and businesses caused by flooding produced by intense rain that continued falling over large areas of the country. The flash flooding, dangerous in some eastern …

Ida Knocks Out Power to Nearly All of Louisiana, More Deaths Feared

NEW ORLEANS — At least one person has died and power is out across Louisiana and Mississippi on Monday as officials warned residents against venturing out on roads littered with downed power lines and debris from Ida, which remains a …

Floods Hit Northern Turkey; Several People Hurt, Missing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Heavy rains triggered severe floods and mudslides in northern Turkey on Wednesday, leaving one woman missing, others injured and cars swept away by torrents, officials said. Helicopters scrambled to rescue people stranded on rooftops. The floods …

Wildfires Burn for 8th Day in Coastal Areas of Turkey

MARMARIS, Turkey (AP) — Wildfires burned for an eighth day in Turkey’s Mediterranean region Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of at least one more neighborhood and mounting criticism of the government’s inability to subdue the blazes. Scorching heat, low humidity and …

Pilot Recalls Sudden, Chaotic Shipwreck Off Georgia Coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When the giant cargo ship began to tip over off the Georgia coast, harbor pilot Jonathan Tennant found himself on his side, screaming orders in the darkness while flying debris that felt like gravel pelted him. …

All 14 Workers Lost in Tunnel Flood in China Confirmed Dead

BEIJING (AP) — The bodies of all 14 workers trapped when a tunnel under construction was flooded last week have been recovered, authorities in southern China said Thursday. A brief statement on the Zhuhai city government’s social media site gave …

Seacor: Pay Debt With $25M in Overturned Boat’s Insurance

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of an offshore oilfield boat that overturned off Louisiana plans to use $25 million in insurance on the vessel to pay down part of the Texas company’s debts. Attorneys for families of men killed …

Workers Clear Last Train From Deadly Crash Site in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Cabin exposed, with half of its walls and roof gone, workers pulled out the last remaining train car in Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades. The crash site on the island’s east coast was cleared, …

2 Children Pulled Alive in Dramatic Turkey Quake Rescues

IZMIR, Turkey — When firefighter Muammer Celik reached a 3-year-old girl trapped for three days under the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city, his heart sank. She was lying motionless, covered in dust, and he asked …

Northwest Hit With More Snow, Wind, Power Outages, Two Rescued

SKYKOMISH, Wash. — More snow fell in the Northwest through Wednesday, causing Washington state officials to send food, water and fuel to an area hit hard northeast of Seattle and resulting in a hourslong rescue of a stranded couple southwest …