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Severe Weather Threat Moves East After Tornadoes Hit Texas

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — A winter storm that brought severe weather to the Gulf Coast and wintry precipitation to the north was headed east Wednesday, a day after tornadoes caused widespread damage in the Houston area and injured three people …

Heavy Snow Causes Havoc in Japan as Cold Snap Sweeps Through Asia

Heavy snow blanketed wide swathes of Japan on Wednesday, snarling traffic, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations,disrupting train travel and leaving at least one person dead. An unusually cold weather front and extreme low pressure systems set snow falling and strong …

New 1994 Ferry Disaster Report: No Collision, No Explosion

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There is no indication that either a collision or an explosion caused the 1994 sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the accident investigation boards of Estonia, …

Philippine Leader Blames Deforestation for Killer Mudslide

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday blamed years of deforestation for a deadly mudslide that buried a mountainside community amid last week’s torrential rains set off by a storm that has left more than 130 …

Former Coal Town Comes Together in Face of Kentucky Floods

FLEMING-NEON, Ky. (AP) — Barely a week after floodwaters swept downtown and left a foot of mud and twisted, gutted buildings along Main Street, an incongruous sight appeared: A flashing sign declaring JR’s Barber Shop “OPEN.” As National Guard troops …

23 Injured in Texas Storms; More Tornadoes Forecast in US

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Nearly two dozen people were injured when tornadoes swept through central Texas as part of a storm system that was expected to spawn more twisters and damaging winds Wednesday. The storms caused widespread damage Tuesday in …

Fishing Boat Sinks in New Zealand Storm, 4 Dead, 1 Missing

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rescuers on Monday were continuing to search for one person still missing a day after a chartered fishing boat carrying 10 people sank in a storm off the New Zealand coast. A helicopter rescued five …

Northern Europe Battered by 3rd Major Storm; Deaths Hit 14

LONDON (AP) — Northern Europe was battered by the third major storm in five days, with heavy rains and high winds on Sunday and Monday killing at least two more people, disrupting travel and prompting hundreds of flood alerts across …

Landslides Kill at Least 24 as Rains Deluge Ecuador Capital

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A rain-weakened hillside collapsed in Ecuador’s capital, sweeping over homes and a sports field and killing at least 24 people, city officials said Tuesday. The Quito Security Department said at least 48 more people were injured, …

Drivers Snowed-In All Night as Crews Work to Reopen I-95 Near DC

A pileup of tractor trailers in Virginia shut down Interstate 95, the U.S. East Coast’s major north-south artery, during a snowstorm, stranding hundreds of motorists overnight in freezing temperatures and disrupting private and commercial traffic.The Virginia Department of Transportation said …