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  • Tropical weather system strengthens as it moves toward Gulf

    MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say a tropical weather system moving toward the Gulf of Mexico is strengthening. The National Hurricane Center said Friday that a low pressure system in the northwestern Caribbean Sea has become… The post Tropical weather system strengthens as it moves toward Gulf appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: As cyclone nears, streets empty in Omani city

    SALALAH, Oman (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Mekunu that is headed for the coast of Oman (all times local): 12:05 Streets are largely empty in the Omani coastal city of Salalah ahead of Cyclone… The post The Latest: As cyclone nears, streets empty in Omani city appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman

    SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Meteorologists are warning that Cyclone Mekunu is expected to be “extremely severe” when it makes landfall on the Arabian Peninsula this weekend, after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. At… The post Cyclone Mekunu to be ‘extremely severe’ on landfall in Oman appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on… The post Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman appeared first on WTOP.

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  • US government set to release hurricane season outlook

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. government forecasters are set to release their prediction for how many hurricanes and tropical storms they expect to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months. The six-month… The post US government set to release hurricane season outlook appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes

    HONOLULU (AP) — Forecasters say the Central Pacific could see anywhere from three to six hurricanes this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center released its prediction Wednesday for the next… The post Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Heatwave in Pakistan's Karachi kills 65 amid power cuts

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani welfare organization says the heatwave gripping the region amid widespread power cuts has killed 65 people in Karachi. Anwar Kazmi, a spokesman for the private group Edhi, which is… The post Heatwave in Pakistan’s Karachi kills 65 amid power cuts appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Sri Lanka storms, landslides kill 5, leave 1,000 displaced

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left at least five people dead and displaced more than 1,000. Disaster Management Center officials said Monday that lightning killed three… The post Sri Lanka storms, landslides kill 5, leave 1,000 displaced appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from… The post Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

    SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation’s most popular mountain rivers. Water… The post Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A prominent American economist says getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the… The post Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Official: US pullout from climate deal 'dangerous nonsense'

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — France’s former prime minister says the world’s climate is worsening faster than imagined and he calls the U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord “dangerous nonsense.” Laurent Fabius… The post Official: US pullout from climate deal ‘dangerous nonsense’ appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Doctor: Stay inside until volcanic ash settles

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A Hawaii state senator who is also a physician on the Big Island says… The post The Latest: Doctor: Stay inside until volcanic ash settles appeared first on WTOP.

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  • UN forecasting global economy will expand by over 3 percent

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is forecasting that the global economy will expand by more than 3 percent this year and next year — but it warns that increasing risks could trigger “a… The post UN forecasting global economy will expand by over 3 percent appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Hawaii joint task force to respond to volcano

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state is forming a joint task… The post The Latest: Hawaii joint task force to respond to volcano appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Powerful storms kill at least 40 across northern India

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Powerful wind and rain storms have swept across northern India, with authorities saying at least 40 people have been killed. Meteorological officials say winds reached up to 109 kilometers per hour… The post Powerful storms kill at least 40 across northern India appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Powerful dust storm, heavy rain strike India, killing 23

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A powerful dust storm, heavy rain and lightning struck parts of India on Sunday, killing at least 23 people, injuring more than 40 and taking the death toll in similar unseasonal… The post Powerful dust storm, heavy rain strike India, killing 23 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Fine weather forecast for royal wedding day in England

    LONDON (AP) — Neither too hot nor too cold. That’s the weather forecast Britain’s Met Office has offered for Saturday in Windsor, England, where Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are having their wedding.… The post Fine weather forecast for royal wedding day in England appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Flooding in Eastern Washington reaches emergency levels

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency Saturday for counties in the eastern part of the state that are experiencing severe flooding. Flooding is impacting communities in Ferry,… The post Flooding in Eastern Washington reaches emergency levels appeared first on WTOP.

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