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The Latest: 6th body found after flooding in Texas
PALESTINE, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):...

6th body found after Texas flash floods
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Lisa Asberry Davis said on Saturday that she and her three children waded to safety through water up to their chins after torrential rains in East Texas swamped a cul-de-sac of homes during the night and forced some residents onto rooftops....

Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat
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PATNA, India (AP) -- With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people....

After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm 'outbreak'
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because the tornadoes that did develop were small....

Device was buried but airport's blizzard measurement was OK
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A weather observer at Reagan National Airport lost a snow-measuring device during the January blizzard but still accurately recorded a snowfall total that was lower than in nearby Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday....

Labrador helps save Arizona man stranded in snowstorm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Police say a man wearing only a T-shirt during a snowstorm would have frozen to death at the base of an Arizona mountain had it not been for an alert 2-year-old black Labrador mix....

Tornado outbreak, 5 years later: Piecing lives back together
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- On April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes killed hundreds of people, injured thousands and reduced countless buildings to rubble across a swath of the U.S....

Thailand is used to hot Aprils, but not this hot!
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BANGKOK (AP) -- Animals at Bangkok's zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke....

Some facts about hail from the National Weather Service
Hail as big as grapefruits damaged roofs and broke car windows in the northeast Kansas community of Bremen on Tuesday. Smaller-sized hail was reported in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio and Texas. Large hail can cause heavy damage to crops and other property. Here are some hail facts, according to the National Weather Service:...

Deadly Erika, Joaquin dumped with Patricia as storm names
MIAMI (AP) -- The organization that names tropical storms and hurricanes says it will retire the names Erika, Joaquin and Patricia following the 2015 season....

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