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Weather extremes ... Typhoon rips through northeast Philippines ... 1 dead, 4 wounded in Cleveland gunfire

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 11, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — There've been weather extremes in South Dakota, where a tornado has damaged a small town on the eastern side of the state, injuring at least nine people, and more than a foot of snow is blanketing the Black Hills to the west. Forecasters say Texas also likely saw two tornadoes over the weekend. One ripped roofs off buildings near Denton, about 40 miles northwest of Dallas. On Saturday, a tornado in Cisco, Texas left one person dead and another in critical condition.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful typhoon in the northeastern tip of the Philippines has left at least two people dead. Typhoon Noul has weakened since making landfall Sunday afternoon in Cagayan province's coastal town of Santa Ana. Government officials say the storm is expected to weaken further and should leave the Philippines by Tuesday morning, heading to southern Japan.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 17-year-old boy facing terrorism charges in Australia also faces a potential life sentence in prison if convicted. The teen, who can't be publicly identified because of his age, appeared in a children's court Monday in Melbourne. The son of a Syrian-born doctor was arrested Friday outside his home and a police bomb squad found three homemade bombs inside. Police say an attack was imminent, but they haven't elaborated.

CLEVELAND (AP) — One person is dead and four others are wounded after gunfire erupted on Cleveland's west side. Police aren't releasing details of Sunday night's shooting, but say the dead person is a man in his 40s. The wounded, including a 22-year-old pregnant woman, are in critical condition.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A national study finds that more children are being enrolled in pre-kindergarten, but there are wide disparities among states. The National Institute for Early Education Research says in the 2013-14 school year, total enrollment rose by more than 8,500 students. But that increase follows a loss of 4,000 students due to post-recession budget cuts the previous year. The report also says 11 states operate pre-K programs that serve fewer than 10 percent of 4-year-olds and 10 states have no program at all.

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