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Heavy winter rains in Pakistan kill at least 29 people, collapse buildings and trigger landslides

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains that swept across Pakistan have left at least 29 people dead and 50 others injured, collapsed houses and triggered landslides that blocked roads, particularly in the northwest, authorities said Sunday.
In Hawaii, coral is the foundation of life. What happened to it after the Lahaina wildfire?

In Hawaii, coral is the foundation of life. What happened to it after the Lahaina wildfire?

Abraham “Snake” Ah Hee rides waves when the surf’s up and dives for octopus and shells when the water is calm. The lifelong Lahaina, Hawaii, resident spends so much time in the ocean that his wife jokes he needs to wet his gills.
Alaska's Iditarod dogs get neon visibility harnesses after 5 were fatally hit while training

Alaska's Iditarod dogs get neon visibility harnesses after 5 were fatally hit while training

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod, the annual sled dog race celebrating Alaska's official state sport, got underway Saturday with a new focus on safety after five dogs died and eight were injured in collisions with snowmobiles while training on s
In a rural California region, a plan takes shape to provide shade from dangerous heat

In a rural California region, a plan takes shape to provide shade from dangerous heat

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — When Limba Contreras moved to the desert community of Oasis, California, about 50 years ago, her family relied on a water cooler to keep temperatures inside their home comfortable.
A massive blizzard howls in the Sierra Nevada. High winds and heavy snow close roads and ski resorts

A massive blizzard howls in the Sierra Nevada. High winds and heavy snow close roads and ski resorts

TRUCKEE, Calif.
Oil spill, fertilizer leak from sinking of cargo ship highlight risks to Red Sea from Houthi attacks

Oil spill, fertilizer leak from sinking of cargo ship highlight risks to Red Sea from Houthi attacks

MIAMI (AP) — A vibrant fishing industry, some of the world’s largest coral reefs, desalination plants supplying millions with drinking water.
Skiing or golf? Spring break choices follow Canada's weird winter

Skiing or golf? Spring break choices follow Canada's weird winter

VANCOUVER — Bin Xie's children typically spend spring break at ski camps but, after unseasonably warm and unpredictable weather upended much of this year's ski season, his family decided to rent an RV to go camping in British Columbia's Interior inst
Stretch of I-80 shut down as monster blizzard dumps snow on mountains in California and Nevada

Stretch of I-80 shut down as monster blizzard dumps snow on mountains in California and Nevada

RENO, Nev.
A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

PHOENIX (AP) — An Apache group that has fought to protect land it considers sacred from a copper mining project in central Arizona suffered a significant blow Friday when a divided federal court panel voted 6-5 to uphold a lower court's denial of a p
Mistrial declared in Delaware lawsuit blaming landscaper's cancer on use of Roundup weedkiller

Mistrial declared in Delaware lawsuit blaming landscaper's cancer on use of Roundup weedkiller

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge declared a mistrial Friday in the latest lawsuit alleging that exposure to the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.
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