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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major storm that battered western Alaska over the weekend churned through Northern California on Monday after bringing early-season snow to mountains and dropping rain that helped firefighters increase their containment of a huge wildfire.

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ISLAMABAD — The World Health Organization raised the alarm Saturday about a “second disaster” in the wake of the deadly floods in Pakistan this summer, as doctors and medical workers on the ground race to battle outbreaks of waterborne and other diseases.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful storm traveling north through the Bering Strait on Saturday caused widespread flooding in several western Alaska coastal communities, knocking out power and sending residents fleeing for higher ground.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is facing its highest chance of blackouts this year as a brutal heat wave continues to blanket the state with triple-digit temperatures. State energy officials said the electrical load Tuesday afternoon could top 51,000 megawatts, the highest demand the state ha…

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BEIJING (AP) — Cities in eastern China have suspended ferry services and suspended classes as they brace for the arrival of Typhoon Hinnamnor, a strong storm that is expected to also affect neighboring Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistani engineers cut into an embankment for one of the country’s largest lakes Sunday to release rising waters in the hopes of saving a nearby city and town from flooding as officials predicted more monsoon rain was on the way for the country’s already devastated south.

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Light, misty rain fell early Saturday morning on Lake Belton neighborhoods — making some lawns greener after days of scattered showers helped improve drought conditions in Bell County.

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Nolan Creek is clogged with storm water and floating debris Tuesday afternoon after a rain storm passed through Belton.

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After last Monday’s welcome downpour — the first significant rainfall this summer — the Temple area has a good chance of more rain this week.

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A villager uses cots to save usable items after salvaging from his flood-hit home, in Jaffarabad, a district of Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. Army troops are being deployed in Pakistan’s flood affected area for urgent rescue and relief work as flash f…