WASHINGTON (AP) — The current El Nino, nicknamed Bruce Lee, is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years, federal meteorologists say.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An intense thunderstorm over Las Vegas that grounded flights and diverted arrivals elsewhere has settled down. The storm that slowly swept through the area Thursday afternoon prompted warnings of flash floods through 7 p.m. and winds faster than 60 mph.
County Executive Steve Stenger extended the state of emergency in Ferguson, a suburb of the city of St. Louis, through at least Friday, said his spokeswoman, Allison Blood. In consultation with police, Stenger put the state of emergency in place on Monday for Ferguson and surrounding areas after police officers shot and critically wounded a man in an exchange of gunfire Sunday night, marring what had been a day of peaceful demonstrations.
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Days after nearly losing her summer home to one California wildfire, Nicole Ruff breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after learning that firefighters and a firebreak cleared by her husband had saved it from a second blaze.
HOUSTON (AP) — On the day six children and two adults were fatally shot inside their Houston home, deputies made four separate visits to the house over about a nine hour period before they went inside, according to a timeline authorities released Thursday.