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CHICAGO | Hundreds of flights canceled as snowstorm blankets Midwest

CHICAGO — A winter storm blanketed much of the central Midwest with snow on Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, bringing blizzard-like conditions that grounded hundreds of flights and forced the closure of major highways on one of the busiest travel days of the year. “It’s going to be messy,” said Todd Kluber, … Continue reading CHICAGO | Hundreds of flights canceled as snowstorm blankets Midwest

CHICO, Calif | Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

CHICO, Calif. — Northern California crews battling the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, creating the potential to erode gains they have made in containing a disaster that has killed at least 76 and leveled a town. Even as hundreds of searchers … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

LONDON | No one lost: Rescuers save 4 fishermen in Channel storm

LONDON— Four fishermen have been rescued after capsizing in the English Channel during a heavy storm. Britain’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency said Thursday the men capsized east of Eastbourne late Wednesday afternoon. Two were reportedly in the sea and the other two were sitting on the hull of the overturned fishing boat. The two men … Continue reading LONDON | No one lost: Rescuers save 4 fishermen in Channel storm

LONDON | Storm Callum fading after strong winds, rain kills 2 in UK

LONDON  — Storm Callum is weakening after its gusty winds and strong rains killed two people and caused damages in some parts of Britain. Officials say one man died Saturday after a landslide in western Wales while another was swept away by rough seas in Brighton on the southern coast of England. At the height … Continue reading LONDON | Storm Callum fading after strong winds, rain kills 2 in UK

TOKYO | Typhoon pummels Japan; flights canceled, trains shut down

TOKYO— A powerful typhoon ripped through Japan on Sunday, forcing cancellations of flights and trains, including in the Tokyo area as authorities warned of strong winds and torrential rain. Farms and homes in Miyazaki on the southern main island of Kyushu were flooded as Typhoon Trami swept across southwestern Japan. Evacuation orders were issued for … Continue reading TOKYO | Typhoon pummels Japan; flights canceled, trains shut down

HONG KONG | The Latest: Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

HONG KONG — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Philippine and Chinese authorities say the death toll from a typhoon has risen to at least 69 with dozens missing. Mangkhut weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning as it moved deeper into southern China, where rain and strong winds were expected … Continue reading HONG KONG | The Latest: Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

HONG KONG | Typhoon lashes south China after killing 36 in Philippines

HONG KONG  — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 36 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide. More than 2.4 million people had been relocated in southern China’s Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee … Continue reading HONG KONG | Typhoon lashes south China after killing 36 in Philippines

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the core of Florence was located at 11 p.m. Friday … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight