Heavy rain, flood warnings issued for Wuhan, Shanghai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy rain warnings have been issued for Anhui, Wuhan, Shanghai, and many areas along the Yangtze River Basin, further menacing the Three Gorges Dam and threatening the re...

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Today in History Today is Friday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2020. There are 223 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 22, 196...

'Disastrous' rain hammering southern, central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today (May 22) issued heavy to torrential rain advisories for 20 out of Taiwan's 22 cities and counties, while school and off...

EU wants to reduce pesticides use, promotes organic farming

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to protect biodiversity across the 27-nation bloc while building a more sustainable food system, insisting on the need to both reduce t...

Meteorologist warns of 'disastrous' rainfall in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) on Wednesday (May 20) warned of increased chances of “disastrous” rainfall in Taiwan starting Thursday and continuing until Satur...

Storms rattle central Alabama; forecasters warn of tornadoes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — High winds, hail and heavy rain pounded parts of Alabama on Sunday, as forecasters warned residents to brace for possible tornadoes and flooding later in the day. ...

Tornadoes, storms possible Sunday in Deep South

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A chance of severe weather is again in the forecast for the Deep South a week after a tornado outbreak killed at least 36 people in the region. “Numerous sev...

NWS: More than 100 tornadoes hit from Texas to Maryland

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than 100 tornadoes struck the South in the two-day outbreak that killed more than 30 people this week, the National Weather Service said. Forecast teams ...

Easter storms sweep South, killing at least 12 people

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Severe weather has swept across the South, killing at least six people in Mississippi, six more in Georgia and damaging hundreds of homes from Louisiana into the Appalachian Moun...

Church displaced by virus moves Easter service to beat storm

CLOVER, S.C. (AP) — When Pastor Matt McGarity looked out at his Clover, South Carolina, congregation, he saw a view unlike anything he’d seen before. The familiar faces of his flock were blurred behin...

Tornado or virus? Pandemic means tough sheltering decisions

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As each day brings the United States closer to peak severe weather season, Tornado Alley residents are facing a difficult question: Is it better to take on a twister outside a ...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, April 4, the 95th day of 2020. There are 271 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 4, ...

Possible twister: Damage reports at Mississippi-Alabama line

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Teresa Hazelwood stopped by a Dollar General store in northern Mississippi to get some chips, and soon found herself riding out a suspected tornado in the parking lot and felt it...

AP Essay: With unease, Americans lurch into coronavirus era

So this is where we are: Major League Baseball's opening day postponed. Broadway and Hollywood grinding to a halt. Universities from Harvard to UCLA telling students to stay away. Mo...

How to prepare your home and family, if new virus spreads

As the new coronavirus keeps turning up in more places, health experts say it's wise to prepare for wider spread. But people shouldn't panic or hoard large amounts of supplies, they stress. ...