Raiders leaving Coliseum where every Sunday was Halloween

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Let the outsiders mock the dirt infield, flooding locker rooms and antiquated facilities. For coach Jon Gruden and many of the players who have called the Oakl...

Santa, soldiers bring joy to beleaguered Alaska village

NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzag...

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that...

Heavy rain causes floods, paralyzes Lebanon's capital

BEIRUT (AP) — A rainstorm paralyzed parts of Lebanon's capital Beirut on Monday, turning streets to small rivers, stranding motorists inside their vehicles and damaging homes in som...

Torrential rains in Uganda, 26 killed, says Red Cross

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Uganda Red Cross says at least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by heavy rains in different parts of the east African country. Irene Nakasii...

Mudslides strand hundreds of tourists in New Zealand town

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Nearly 1,000 tourists are stranded in the small New Zealand town of Franz Josef after stormy weekend weather triggered landslides and flooding along the town's main high...

New European leader chooses Africa as 1st overseas visit

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The new European Commission president says she chose Africa as her first visit outside Europe as it has some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and some of its bigge...

Venice tide barriers pass another test, but skeptics remain

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego. ...

Taiwan donates NT$3.3 million to help Venice recover from catastrophic flooding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday (Dec. 7) that the Taiwanese government has donated approximately NT$3.3 million (US$110,000) to the city of Venice aft...

Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — An exodus of migrants fleeing drug cartel violence and corruption in Mexico has mired hundreds of immigrants in ramshackle tent camps across the border from El Paso and br...

US persuades judge to stop pro-Trump border wall group

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government persuaded a federal judge to prevent a private fundraising group from building its own wall next to the river that separates the U.S. and Mexico, despite the group's...

Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Authorities in Burundi say at least 28 people have been killed in landslides after heavy rains and that toll could grow with many people missing. A local offici...

French league: Monaco vs. PSG rescheduled to Jan. 15

PARIS (AP) — The French league game between Monaco and leader Paris Saint-Germain that was canceled last weekend because of bad weather was rescheduled to Jan. 15. PSG’s trip to the ...

Flood at famed Arizona waterfalls sends tourists scrambling

SUPAI, Ariz. (AP) — A popular tourist spot deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon known for its blue-green waterfalls will make repairs after heavy flooding over the Thanksgiving weekend sent tourists s...

Philippine capital warned as strong typhoon approaches

The Philippines’ main island, including the national capital, Manila, is under a tropical cyclone warning for a typhoon forecast to hit Monday night into Tuesday. Local governments have told ...