Storm Gloria kills 11 in Spain, causes wide coastal damage

MADRID (AP) — A calamitous storm has killed at least 11 people in Spain and left five others missing, as well as causing rivers to overflow their banks and contaminating vast agricultural areas in eas...

Poor air quality keeps schools closed in Iran’s capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Dangerously poor air quality forced Iran’s government on Monday to extend school closures in the capital Tehran, a city home to over 10 million people. Schools ha...

Poor air quality closes schools in Iran's capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Dangerously poor air quality has forced Iran's government to close all primary schools in the capital, Tehran, a city home to 10 million people. A thick smog is h...

Cairo schools close, day after heavy rainfall causes chaos

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has closed schools and universities in Cairo and companies saw only skeletal staff show up at work after heavy rains pummeled parts of the country's capital the previous day, causin...

Blizzard warning posted in North Dakota amid fall snowstorm

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Blizzard conditions have forecasters urging residents in northern North Dakota to travel only in emergencies as strong winds from a powerful fall snowstorm whipped up accumulating s...

Temperatures drop in Rockies as Montana digs out from snow

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Temperatures plunged across the Rocky Mountains on Monday as residents in Montana dug out from a wintry blast that left several feet of snow and caused the governor to declare an ...

Taiwan's Hualien County suddenly announces office, school closures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although seven other counties and cities had already announced office and school closures on Sunday evening (Sept. 29) in anticipation of Typhoon Mitag's arrival, Hual...

8 cities, counties in Taiwan cancel work, classes for Typhoon Lekima today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan this morning, eight cities and counties have announced that they are halting work and classes today (Aug. 9). As of...

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...

The Latest: Heavy rains prompt school closures in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on heavy rainfall in the Houston area (all times local): 6:20 a.m. Schools are closed Friday in the Houston area after heavy rainfall floo...

Storms damage Arkansas apartments, leave damage in South

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Several people were injured when a tornado damaged two apartment complexes in Arkansas, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on waterlog...

Report: Puerto Rico saw 44% drop in students since '06

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Researchers say that public and private school enrollment in Puerto Rico has dropped 44% since 2006, leading to the closure of 265 schools and raising concerns that childr...

Polish teachers strike shines light on country's divisions

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers from across Poland have gathered in Warsaw to demand higher wages in a long-running dispute that is emerging as another fissure in a deeply divided society. ...

The Latest: Colorado schools reopen a day after threat

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Colorado scho...

CEO apologizes for fire at Texas petrochemical tank facility

HOUSTON (AP) — The chief executive of a Houston-area petrochemical storage company has apologized more than a week after a fire erupted, causing school closures , an order for residents to stay indoor...