Death toll in Jordan flood up to 13 after girl's body found

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian search teams have found the body of a five-year-old girl, bringing the death toll from last week's flash floods in the kingdom to 13. The state news ag...

Pleas flood social media with loved ones missing after fire

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A day after a Northern California wildfire forced tens of thousands to evacuate, dozens of people are unaccounted for and relatives are flooding social media with desperate pleas ...

27-year-old Houston immigrant elected county leader in upset

HOUSTON (AP) — A 27-year-old Houston woman who emigrated to the U.S. in 2005 has been elected the top executive of the nation's third-largest county. Democrat Lina Hidalgo's win in T...

Trump says if House Dems flood him with subpoenas, 'we're going to do the same thing' and government will come to a halt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says if House Dems flood him with subpoenas, 'we're going to do the same thing' and government will come to a halt.

Democratic House win poses challenges, chances for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measured outreach for bipartisan legislation. An aggressive campaign to define and demonize new congressional committee leaders. The rise of a new foil for President Donald Trump t...

Rain-swollen river floods house in Sicily, 9 reported killed

ROME (AP) — Italian state radio says a rain-swollen river in the countryside near Palermo, Sicily, has flooded a home, killing nine people. Heavy rains lashed Sicily, a southern Ital...

Trump presidency faces high stakes in midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. ...

Social media's misinformation battle: No winners, so far

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and other social platforms have been fighting online misinformation and hate speech for two years. With the U.S. midterm elections just a few days away, there are signs that t...

AP Explains: How US birthright citizenship emerged, endured

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to end a constitutional right that automatically grants citizenship to any baby born in the United States. Trump, in an interview ...

Google to give away $25 million to fund humane AI projects

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society. The gra...

70 percent of Venice covered in water by flooding

MILAN (AP) — Venice city officials say 70 percent of the lagoon city has been flooded by waters rising 149 centimeters (more than 58 1/2 inches) above sea level. Venice frequently fl...

Video shows school bus swept away by floodwaters

LEANDER, Texas (AP) — Dash cam video shows what happened when a school bus driver ignored a barricade and drove into a flooded road in Texas. It occurred Oct. 16 as heavy rain caused...

New chapters emerge in 6 years since Sandy's devastation

NEW YORK (AP) — Meteorological monster Superstorm Sandy roared into the heavily populated New York metropolitan area six years ago Monday, leaving at least 182 people dead from the Caribbean to the No...

6 years after Sandy, stories of the storm have new chapters

NEW YORK (AP) — A community where residents rallied with surfboards and kayaks to rescue neighbors from flood and fire. A survival story in a suburban garage. A religious statue that stood firm while ...

Last body in Jordan flash flood identified, final toll at 21

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A pathologist says the last of 21 victims of a recent flash flood in Jordan has been identified after DNA testing showed that one family inadvertently buried the wrong child. ...