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High Winds Leave Tens Out Thousands Without Power

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 130,000 homes and businesses were without power across New England and New York on Tuesday as winds reaching 70 mph or more knocked down power lines across the region. The wind gusted to 71 …

Passengers Spend Night on Baltic Sea Ferry That Ran Aground

HELSINKI — A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 run aground in heavy storm winds Saturday in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities said there were “no lives in immediate danger” …

Atlantic Brews Up Three Chances for Year’s Next Tropical Storm

Forecasters are tracking three potential tropical systems in the Atlantic, including two that could threaten the Gulf of Mexico. A patch of showers and thunderstorms off Texas has a 10% chance of becoming 2020’s seventh storm, the National Hurricane Center …

Tropical Storm Fay Gains Strength on Its Way to New York

Quick-moving Tropical Storm Fay strengthened as it moved toward southern New Jersey, where it was expected to make landfall Friday afternoon before sweeping north to New York with a curtain of heavy rain and thrashing winds. Winds should start to …

Australia Urges 240,000 to Flee as Winds Fan Huge Bushfires

Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be “very, very challenging” even as rain poured down in some parts. Defense …

Cooler Weather Helps Quell Wildfires That Left at Least 24 Dead

Firefighters are taking advantage of cooler weather to quell southeastern Australia’s wildfires that have killed at least 24 people and prompted stirring messages from stars at the Golden Globes. Some 130 blazes across New South Wales are being fought by …

Wildfire Forecasters Race to Stay Ahead of Unpredictable Flames

Predicting what a wildfire will do is no simple matter. When the Getty wildfire erupted in California a week ago, forcing 20,000 people to evacuate, Richard Thompson raced to the scene. His job wasn’t to fight a fire that spread …

Winds Destroy at Least 4 Homes Northern California

Winds are being blamed for the destruction of at least four homes in Northern California, where gusts of up to 70 mph have toppled trees and left thousands without power. Santa Cruz County was hit particularly hard. Three homes there …

Storm Disrupts Traffic, Electricity in Sweden

A storm ravaging southwestern Sweden has cut off the electricity supply to some 12,000 homes and has disrupted ferry services between Sweden and Germany. Ferry operator Scandlines said Sunday it has canceled its operations between Swedish town Trelleborg and Sassnitz …

Conn. Construction Worker Dies from Fall Injuries

Police say a Connecticut worker has died after falling up to 60 feet at a Stamford construction site. Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin said the man, who is in his 30s and from Danbury, was working on a roof at …