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NTSB: Coast Guard Ignored Duck Boat Safety Proposals

ST. LOUIS — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year’s Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The …

At Least 20 Injured, Several Homes Destroyed After Texas Storm

About two dozen people were injured and some homes destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van in northeast Texas, an emergency management official said. The storm that the National Weather Service said likely produced a tornado …

Severe Storm Damages Southern Wisconsin School and Homes

A possible tornado tore roofs from houses and blew down part of an elementary school in the Madison, Wisc., area early Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. No serious injuries were reported. Dane County Emergency Management officials received about 350 …

UK Braces for Severe Storm

Britain is taking precautions for a storm that is expected to hit the country with heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. Forecasters say the storm will arrive in the southern half of the U.K. on Sunday, a day of major sports …

Virginia Museum Closed by Flooding to Reopen

The Virginia Living Museum is reopening following a cleanup from flooding. Museum executive director Page Hayhurst says the flooding from a severe storm on Saturday caused more than $500,000 in damage. No animals were injured. It’s the second time this …

Arkansas Town Gets $1 Million Grant for Safe Room

A town hard hit by a deadly tornado outbreak in late April is getting more than $1 million to build a safe room at the high school. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program …