Afghan officials: Heavy rains, floods kill 5 more people

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least five more people have been killed and 17 are missing as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding swept across the country's western Herat province...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27

April 21: Actress Elaine May is 87. Actor Charles Grodin is 84. Singer Iggy Pop is 72. Actress Patti LuPone is 70. Actor Tony Danza is 68. Actress Andie MacDowell is 61. Singer Robert Smith of The Cur...

Heavy rains, flooding in western Afghanistan kill 7 people

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least seven people have been killed as heavy rains and flooding swept through the country's western Herat province. Heavy snowfal...

The Latest: EPA assessing Superfund sites in flooded areas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding throughout the Midwest (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is assessing two...

Flooding hits South Dakota American Indian reservation hard

Flooding that has hit parts of the Midwest hard has nearly paralyzed an American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota, swamping roads, trapping people in homes and cutting off water supplies to...

Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A scientific report says the Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., which likely will bring more flooding and other extreme weather such as heat wa...

UN says 122,600 Afghans in need of aid after severe floods

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian agency says recent flooding in Afghanistan has left more than 122,600 people in need of assistance. The U.N. Office for the Coordination...

Taiwan's Yushan sees 3.5 cm of fresh snow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 3.5 centimeters of snow fell on Yushan, Taiwan's tallest peak, early this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Due to a combination of frig...

Snow is extra man for Leverkusen in 3-2 win at Hannover

BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen got a helping hand from the snow in its 3-2 win at Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Hannover's Genki Haraguchi was denied an almost certain goal —...

Shiffrin leads slalom, approaches record 15th win of season

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin posted the fastest time in the opening run of a women's World Cup slalom in tough conditions on Saturday, positioning herself for what would be ...

Historic avalanche danger persists in Colorado mountains

DENVER (AP) — Historic avalanche conditions persisted Thursday in the mountains of Colorado, shutting down portions of a vital highway that traverses the state and prompting a rare warning for drivers...

Snow falls on Taiwan's Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's tallest peak, Yushan, saw 1 centimeter of snow early this morning, while Xueshan and Hehuanshan could soon also see snow accumulation, announced the Central Weathe...

Evacuations in California take place as storm approaches

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A storm soaking California on Wednesday could trigger mudslides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders, authorities warned. ...

Cold front could bring snow to Taiwan's mountains this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A continental cold air mass which has arrived in Taiwan is expected to bring cold, wet weather to northern Taiwan and snow to the country's mountains over the next three da...

Heavy rains, floods kill 32 people across Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Norwegian Refugee Council says more than 32 people have died and thousands displaced as heavy rains and flooding swept away homes across Afghanistan. Th...