The Latest: Strong winds in Arkansas down trees, cut power

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Southern Plains (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Arkansas officials say suspected tornadoes have damaged ho...

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. ...

Chinese authorities say 17 people trapped in flooded mine

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say 17 people have been trapped in a flooded iron mine in the country's northeast. The accident comes a day after 10 people were killed when a buil...

Photos of flooding in N. Taiwan start to flood in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As torrential rain is falling across northern Taiwan, photos of the flooding have started to surface on social media. As a convective cloud system has formed over northern T...

Extremely heavy rain alert issued for N. Taiwan, flash floods reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a convective cloud system has formed over northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for five counties and cities and an extremely he...

5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that's now the l...

Displaced by floods, Class-A team spending 2 months on road

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — For a minor league team that plays its home games in flood-ravaged Iowa on the swollen banks of the Mississippi River, the season so far has presented some unusual challenges...

US, China trade conflict was 20 years in the making

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-China trade blowup was a long time coming. And it won't be easily resolved, not even if U.S. and Chinese negotiators reach a truce in the next few weeks th...

GOP ally to Trump: Tighten asylum laws, cut immigration deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A South Carolina Republican senator is proposing to make it harder for Central Americans to win asylum in the U.S. He's urging President Donald Trump to cut an immigration deal with ...

Taiwan's sea levels rising faster than global average

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's sea levels are rising at a higher rate than the rest of the world due to global warming, and the country may only have 12 years to move its capital inland to avoid...

Dragging levee repairs leave riverside communities stressed

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River earlier this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months to come, leaving displaced resident...

Taiwan military readies for disaster relief as flood season looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the flood season approaching, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced plans regarding the island’s disaster preparedness in a press conference on Tuesd...

Missouri River causes new problems in areas levees broke

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri River is causing new problems in a flood-battered part of northwest Missouri where the river broke through levees in March. The rain-swollen wate...

National weather radar system upgrades are on track

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say an eight-year plan for a major upgrade to the nation's weather radar stations to help predict dangerous storms and improve air traffic safety is on track at the midwa...

US government records $160.3 billion April surplus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $160.3 billion surplus in April as revenues jumped to an all-time high. But even with a flood of tax receipts, the deficit so far this year is runni...