Water everywhere, Louisiana residents struggle for dry land

WALKER, La. (AP) — Barbara Manuel saw a flicker of sun and that gave her hope that the worst of the horrific flooding to hit southern Louisiana was over. But then the skies ripped open, the lights in her house started to flicker and with three feet of water outside threatening to come in and two young kids to care for, she knew it was time to get out.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press MAX BECHERER, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

Northern California wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire destroyed at least 10 homes and forced some 4,000 of people to flee their homes as flames jumped a road and moved into a Northern California town located miles away from a devastating wildfire nearly a year ago.


Police expect death toll to rise in apartment explosion

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Additional bodies will likely be found in the debris of an apartment explosion and fire in Maryland that has already claimed three lives and injured more than 30 people, police said Friday.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press