Residents of Mexico's central state of San Luis Potosi felt Saturday the first signs of Hurricane Ingrid's outer bands.
Government agency Notimex reported damaged and collapsed roads and flooded homes. It said authorities evacuated residents in danger areas, taking them to one of more than 50 shelters in the region.
Emergency crews distributed supplies in boats to areas unreachable by land. Riverside towns were stranded after the water rose to critical levels.
The National Hurricane Center in the United States warned Ingrid could dump 10 to 15 inches of rain over Mexico's eastern region, with 25 inches expected in mountainous areas. The rainfall would mean flash floods and mudslides for saturated areas.FULL STORY
Children were injured when a school bus overturned in eastern Kansas on Wednesday afternoon, Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Howard Dickinson said.
The number of children injured and information about the severity of the injuries weren't immediately available after the crash near Bonner Springs.
The bus - carrying 36 girls and a driver - slipped down a hill as it came around a curb and came to rest on its side, Dickinson said.
The crash happened just before 1 p.m. on southbound Kansas Highway 7, CNN affiliate KCTV reported.
An Alaska State Trooper helicopter that had been sent to rescue a stranded snowmobiler crashed - and authorities fear that all three occupants on board are dead.
The helicopter was carrying the pilot, a trooper and the snowmobiler when it went down Saturday night, the state Department of Public Safety said early Monday.FULL STORY