Evacuations

Men wait to be screened after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants outside Baghouz, Syria, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Since Friday, IS has put up desperate resistance to renewed pounding by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces aiming to take the tiny pocket on the Euphrates River near the Iraqi border.(AP Photo/Andrea Rosa)
March 06, 2019 - 11:54 am
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Angry crowds evacuating from the last shred of territory held by Islamic State militants in Syria praised the extremist group Wednesday and chanted "Islamic State will remain," in a menacing show of support, even as defeat loomed. There were no signs of combat as calm...
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This time exposure photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows a series of lightning strikes over Santa Barbara, Calif., seen from Stearns Wharf in the city's harbor, Tuesday evening, March 5, 2019. A storm soaking California on Wednesday could trigger mudslides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders, authorities warned. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 9:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A storm soaking California on Wednesday could trigger mudslides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders, authorities warned. Up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain is expected along the Central Coast, and amounts could be higher in areas...
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March 02, 2019 - 2:45 am
LONDON (AP) — British air accident authorities are investigating the aborted takeoff of a Laudamotion flight from London's Stansted Airport to Vienna that left eight people injured. Passengers reported hearing a bang on the side of the aircraft Friday evening before it skidded to a stop. Images...
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Farmhand Deli co-owner Jason Flint surveys the damage inside his restaurant along River Road as flood waters from the Russian River continue to recede in Guerneville, Calif., on Friday, March 1, 2019. Authorities have reopened the roads into two towns cut off for days by a rain-swollen river and residents and work crews have started cleaning up the muck that flooding left behind. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
March 01, 2019 - 2:52 pm
GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Jason Flint prepared for flooding in Northern California by putting his deli's valuable equipment on pallets and milk crates stacked several feet above the ground. It wasn't enough, as he found out Friday when he returned to Guerneville after two days of flooding in...
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Women and children exit the back of a truck as they arrive to a U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) screening area after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 01, 2019 - 1:06 pm
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Friday resumed military operations to liberate the last piece of territory held by the Islamic state group in Syria after evacuating thousands of civilians and hostages who have been besieged inside, a spokesman said. Mustafa Bali said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016, file, photo, people gather to take basic food stuffs and other aid from community leaders charged with distributing equitably the supplies to the 64,000-person refugee camp called Rukban on the Jordan-Syria border. The Russian military says the Syrian government is sending convoys to evacuate a refugee camp in southern Syria where tens of thousands suffer from lack of food and medical supplies. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said the Syrian convoys are heading on Friday, March 1, 2019 to the Rukban camp and urged the U.S. military in the area to secure its safe passage. (AP Photo, File)
March 01, 2019 - 9:54 am
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A spokesman for U.S.-backed forces in Syria says the group is resuming military operations against Islamic State militants holed up in their last pocket of territory in eastern Syria. Mustafa Bali,...
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Lisa Laroe of Creswell, carries a propane bottle to her vehicle as other people lineup at the 76 gas station Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Creswell, Ore. The station has had a steady stream of people all day filling gas tanks and propane bottles as another snow storm moves through the Willamette Valley. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 7:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people in Northern California's wine country were ordered to evacuate Tuesday evening shortly before a river reached flood stage as a winter storm dumped torrential rain and heavy snow that shut down major mountain highways. Authorities said evacuations were...
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February 23, 2019 - 3:49 am
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — They were living in holes in the ground, with only dry flatbread to eat at the end. Those injured in an intense military campaign had no access to medical care, and those who were sick had no medicine. Yet, if it were not for the call from their leaders to leave, they...
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Cars and a large tree are seen in a debris trail in the aftermath of a mudslide that destroyed three homes on a hillside in Sausalito, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The National Weather Service says the atmospheric river sagged southward from Northern California overnight and is pointed at the southwestern corner of the state early Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Short)
February 14, 2019 - 7:43 pm
SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. At least two people died as the...
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This image from a Caltrans traffic camera shows snow on Interstate 5 in Weed, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Rain, snow and wind swept into California on Wednesday, flooding roadways, toppling trees and disrupting travel while bringing renewed threat of mud and debris flows from the state's huge wildfire burn scars. (Caltrans via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars. The tempest, aimed at California and southern Oregon and barreling toward Nevada, was feeding on a deep plume of...
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