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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing a face mask leaves after a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 14, 2020. Abe announced the lifting of a coronavirus state of emergency ahead of schedule in most of the country except for eight high-risk areas. (Akio Kon/Pool Photo via AP)
May 14, 2020 - 7:13 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Thursday the lifting of a coronavirus state of emergency ahead of schedule in most of the country except for eight high-risk areas. Abe lifted the measure in 39 of the country’s 47 prefectures. It remains in effect in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto...
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File - In this Aug. 16, 2000 file photo, Melissa Etheridge, left, and Julie Cypher arrive at a fundraiser for the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation in Los Angeles. Etheridge's 21-year-old son Beckett Cypher, whom she had with former partner Julie Cypher, has died. The death was announced Wednesday on the singer-songwriter's Twitter account. No cause of death or other details were given. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
May 14, 2020 - 5:00 am
Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. OBAMA EMERGES AS CENTRAL FIGURE IN 2020 RACE Democrats are embracing him as a political wingman for Joe Biden, while President Trump gets to train the spotlight on one of his favorite political foils. 2. STRONG TYPHOON SLAMS INTO PHILIPPINES The...
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This image taken in 2012 and provided by the Bureau of Land Management shows a slot canyon at Little Wild Horse Canyon, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City, Utah. A 7-year-old girl has died and her 3-year-old sister is missing after flash flooding sent torrents of water into a narrow canyon in the Utah desert. Authorities said Tuesday, May 12, 2020, that at least 21 others escaped the flooding in Little Wildhorse Canyon. (Matt Blocker/Bureau of Land Management via AP)
May 12, 2020 - 6:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two sisters aged 7 and 3 died in flash flooding that sent torrents of water roaring into a narrow canyon in the Utah desert, authorities said Tuesday. At least 21 others escaped the flooding Monday afternoon in Little Wildhorse Canyon, where the curving sandstone walls are so...
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May 12, 2020 - 11:45 am
The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on an area north of the Bahamas for potential tropical activity. If it develops into a tropical storm, it would be the 16th named storm before June 1 since the U.S. began tracking satellites.
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May 12, 2020 - 10:15 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities said Tuesday that five experienced surfers drowned when they went out for a session in stormy weather off the coast of The Hague. The group jumped into the sea late Monday and likely couldn’t deal with the combination of heavy weather, northerly winds...
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A horse grazes on new grass poking through the snow at Wedgewood Stables in Lanesborough, Mass., after a cold and snowy night on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in areas of the Northeast thanks to the polar vortex. While Manhattan, Boston and many other coastal areas received only a few flakes, some higher elevation areas in northern New York and New England reported 9 inches or more. (Stephanie Zollshan/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
May 09, 2020 - 7:22 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in the Northeast on Saturday thanks to the polar vortex bringing cold air down from the north. Some higher elevation areas in northern New York and New England reported snowfall accumulations of up to 10 inches,...
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In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 photo, smoke wafts from the smoldering ruins of a home in the aftermath of the Five Mile Swamp Fire that is still burning near Milton, Fla. A 2,000 acre fire, now burning since Monday, destroyed 13 homes and prompted residents from 1,100 homes to evacuate earlier this week. Fire crews, some coming from across the state, are hoping that containment lines will keep the fire from threatening more homes. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 08, 2020 - 10:28 am
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — Florida firefighters were working to hold containment lines around a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) fire in the state's Panhandle, where winds were expected to shift Friday and push it toward homes. The firebreak was about a half-mile from a neighborhood, officials said. While no...
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A woman wearing a protective mask walks along the Esplanade, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 07, 2020 - 10:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The northeastern U.S. is about to get a cold spring farewell from winter’s bad boy, the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over the Mother's Day weekend, forecasters say. Usually the polar vortex is a batch of cold air that...
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In this Wednesday evening, May 6, 2020 photo, a Florida forestry tractor trailer is parked in Walton County, Fla., near a hot spot from a wildfire. Authorities say firefighters in the Florida Panhandle battled wildfires through the night that have forced hundreds of people to evacuate from their homes. The more than 575-acre fire in Walton County prompted about 500 people to evacuate. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
May 07, 2020 - 3:49 pm
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in the Florida Panhandle continued battling an erratic fire Thursday that had scorched thousands of acres of woods, razed dozens of homes and forced some 1,600 people to evacuate from their neighborhoods. A stretch of Interstate 10, northern Florida's main...
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May 07, 2020 - 10:48 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least 65 people are dead after flooding and landslides in Rwanda, officials said Thursday after overnight heavy rains. Nearly 100 homes were washed away. The landslides were still occurring in the morning in Gakenke district in the mountainous northwest, resident Gilbert...
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