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  • Thousands flee as flames race across dry rural California

    Thousands flee as flames race across dry rural California

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-06-25 06:06:19 GMT
    A wind-driven fire racing across dry brush in a largely rural area of Northern California has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened hundreds of others.More >>
    A wind-driven fire racing across dry brush in a largely rural area of Northern California has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened hundreds of others.More >>
  • Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

    Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:19:15 GMT
    (Photo courtesy Innovate Signs, Inc. via AP). This June 2018 photo provided by Innovative Signs, Inc. in Longwood, Fla., shows a plaque that will be dedicated Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Valdez, Alaska. The memorial honors four Alaska Air National Guar...(Photo courtesy Innovate Signs, Inc. via AP). This June 2018 photo provided by Innovative Signs, Inc. in Longwood, Fla., shows a plaque that will be dedicated Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Valdez, Alaska. The memorial honors four Alaska Air National Guar...
    A memorial will be unveiled Saturday in Valdez, Alaska, honoring four Alaska National Guard members killed during a humanitarian mission in 1964.More >>
    A memorial will be unveiled Saturday in Valdez, Alaska, honoring four Alaska National Guard members killed during a humanitarian mission in 1964.More >>
  • Campers, bear escape Montana flood as severe weather hits US

    Campers, bear escape Montana flood as severe weather hits US

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:37:58 GMT
    (Montana Army National Guard via AP). In this photo provided by the Montana Army National Guard, middle school students attending a Bible camp at the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible along the Rocky Mountain Front are guided onto a Chinook helico...(Montana Army National Guard via AP). In this photo provided by the Montana Army National Guard, middle school students attending a Bible camp at the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible along the Rocky Mountain Front are guided onto a Chinook helico...
    Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days.More >>
    Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days.More >>
  • California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

    California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:04:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, a firefighter walks near a flaming house in Santa Rosa, Calif. A Northern California utility says it will take a $2.5 billion charge for expected losses in connection with deadly wild...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, a firefighter walks near a flaming house in Santa Rosa, Calif. A Northern California utility says it will take a $2.5 billion charge for expected losses in connection with deadly wild...
    A Northern California utility says it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October.More >>
    A Northern California utility says it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October.More >>
  • AP Was There: The age of climate change begins

    AP Was There: The age of climate change begins

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:05:44 GMT
    AP Was There: The age of climate change begins.More >>
    AP Was There: The age of climate change begins.More >>
  • 'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

    'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:46:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gary Stewart, File). FILE - In this April 21, 1990 file photo, Mary Dressler steps onto a cooled lava flow which has filled up most of the backyard of her mother-in-law's home in the Kalapana Gardens subdivision in Kalapana, Hawaii. Lava pour...(AP Photo/Gary Stewart, File). FILE - In this April 21, 1990 file photo, Mary Dressler steps onto a cooled lava flow which has filled up most of the backyard of her mother-in-law's home in the Kalapana Gardens subdivision in Kalapana, Hawaii. Lava pour...
    A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has destroyed more than 600 homes since it began spraying lava out of a vent on a residential street last month.More >>
    A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has destroyed more than 600 homes since it began spraying lava out of a vent on a residential street last month.More >>
  • Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

    Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:51:17 GMT
    (Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018.  A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...(Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...
    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.More >>
    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.More >>
  • The Latest: Fourth death confirmed in Osaka-area earthquake

    The Latest: Fourth death confirmed in Osaka-area earthquake

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:21:56 GMT
    (Kyodo News via AP). Smoke rises from a house blaze in Takatsuki, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018.  A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and...(Kyodo News via AP). Smoke rises from a house blaze in Takatsuki, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and...
    Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an earthquake in western Japan.More >>
    Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an earthquake in western Japan.More >>
  • Portugal remembers 66 victims from deadly year for wildfires

    Portugal remembers 66 victims from deadly year for wildfires

    Sunday, June 17 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-06-17 18:41:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sergio Azenha). People leave a church, Sunday, June 17 2018, after attending a mass to mark the first anniversary of a wildfire that killed 66 people, in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal. Sunday marks the one year anniversary since a blaze b...(AP Photo/Sergio Azenha). People leave a church, Sunday, June 17 2018, after attending a mass to mark the first anniversary of a wildfire that killed 66 people, in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal. Sunday marks the one year anniversary since a blaze b...
    Portugal's president and prime minister have attended a Mass in a rural town to mark the anniversary of a wildfire that killed 66 people.More >>
    Portugal's president and prime minister have attended a Mass in a rural town to mark the anniversary of a wildfire that killed 66 people.More >>
  • Study: 2014 Napa quake may be linked to groundwater changes

    Study: 2014 Napa quake may be linked to groundwater changes

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:02 AM EDT2018-06-17 10:02:24 GMT
    New research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in August 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust due to seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and...More >>
    New research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in August 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust due to seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and Sonoma valleys.More >>
  • Jurassic World cast reacts to real-world volcanic disasters

    Jurassic World cast reacts to real-world volcanic disasters

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:29:46 GMT
    (Universal Pictures via AP). This image released by Universal Pictures shows a scene from the upcoming "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."(Universal Pictures via AP). This image released by Universal Pictures shows a scene from the upcoming "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."
    The cast and crew of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" say it's an unfortunate coincidence that their summer blockbuster centers on a massively destructive erupting volcano.More >>
    The cast and crew of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" say it's an unfortunate coincidence that their summer blockbuster centers on a massively destructive erupting volcano.More >>
  • How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

    How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:22:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa). FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were intr...(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa). FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were intr...
    Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths.More >>
    Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths.More >>
  • Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

    Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:13:33 GMT
    (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP). A gigantic plume of smoke rises as the 416 Fire burns near Durango, Colo., Wednesday, June 13, 2018.(Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP). A gigantic plume of smoke rises as the 416 Fire burns near Durango, Colo., Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
    The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms is posing more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado blaze that has forced residents of more than 1,000 homes to evacuate.More >>
    The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms is posing more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado blaze that has forced residents of more than 1,000 homes to evacuate.More >>
  • Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

    Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-15 00:50:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Nerybelle Perez poses with a portrait of her father, World War II veteran Efrain Perez, who died inside an ambulance after being turned away from the largest public hospital when it had no electricity or water, days after Hurr...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Nerybelle Perez poses with a portrait of her father, World War II veteran Efrain Perez, who died inside an ambulance after being turned away from the largest public hospital when it had no electricity or water, days after Hurr...
    Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry.More >>
    Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry.More >>
  • George Strait part of Hurricane Harvey recovery campaign

    George Strait part of Hurricane Harvey recovery campaign

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:28:26 GMT
    (Rachel Denny Clow/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, George Strait, left, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wave to the crowd in Rockport, Texas, during a visit with individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey....(Rachel Denny Clow/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, George Strait, left, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wave to the crowd in Rockport, Texas, during a visit with individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey....
    Country star George Strait is leading a new tourism campaign to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.More >>
    Country star George Strait is leading a new tourism campaign to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.More >>
  • Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala

    Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala

    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-06-14 21:11:03 GMT
    Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala during the last week of June.More >>
    Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala during the last week of June.More >>
  • Some lava evacuees may return to homes during 'stable' flow

    Some lava evacuees may return to homes during 'stable' flow

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:45:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow). Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows in and around Pahoa, Hawaii, Sunday, June 10, 2018.(AP Photo/L.E. Baskow). Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows in and around Pahoa, Hawaii, Sunday, June 10, 2018.
    Small explosions at the summit of an erupting Hawaii volcano could send ash into communities.More >>
    Small explosions at the summit of an erupting Hawaii volcano could send ash into communities.More >>
  • Correction: Western Wildfires story

    Correction: Western Wildfires story

    Thursday, June 14 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-06-14 16:17:52 GMT
    (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP). In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photograph, hot spots glow after sunset near the Falls Creek Subdivision as the 416 Fire burns near Durango, Colo.(Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP). In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photograph, hot spots glow after sunset near the Falls Creek Subdivision as the 416 Fire burns near Durango, Colo.
    Authorities say a fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab and more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West.More >>
    Authorities say a fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab and more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West.More >>
  • Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

    Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:23:28 GMT
    A strong storm has pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging buildings, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines.More >>
    A strong storm has pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging buildings, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines.More >>
  • California eyes July for reopening iconic Highway 1 stretch

    California eyes July for reopening iconic Highway 1 stretch

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:41:52 GMT
    (of San Luis Obispo) via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, work continues at the Mud Creek slide, on the Big Sur Coast of Calif. California transportation officials are targeting July for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in t...(of San Luis Obispo) via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, work continues at the Mud Creek slide, on the Big Sur Coast of Calif. California transportation officials are targeting July for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in t...
    California transportation officials are targeting the end of July for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide.More >>
    California transportation officials are targeting the end of July for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide.More >>
  • New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

    New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-06-13 18:23:41 GMT
    (Satellite image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP). This June 9, 2018, satellite image provide by DigitalGlobe shows the 416 Fire, right, and the Burro Fire, left, northwest of Durango, Colo.(Satellite image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP). This June 9, 2018, satellite image provide by DigitalGlobe shows the 416 Fire, right, and the Burro Fire, left, northwest of Durango, Colo.
    Extreme fire danger is shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe...More >>
    Extreme fire danger is shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought.More >>
  • Scientists reap data from Hawaii's rumbling Kilauea volcano

    Scientists reap data from Hawaii's rumbling Kilauea volcano

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-06-12 12:50:46 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP, File). FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii. Technically speaking, Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983. But the combina...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP, File). FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii. Technically speaking, Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983. But the combina...
    Hawaii's recent volcanic activity has scientists on tenterhooks, eager to learn as much as possible using the latest technology.More >>
    Hawaii's recent volcanic activity has scientists on tenterhooks, eager to learn as much as possible using the latest technology.More >>
  • Paris suburb train derails, 7 people slightly injured

    Paris suburb train derails, 7 people slightly injured

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 5:47 AM EDT2018-06-12 09:47:57 GMT
    France's transport minister said seven people have been slightly injured in a rare derailment of a suburban train near Paris caused by a large amount of overnight rainfall in the region.More >>
    France's transport minister said seven people have been slightly injured in a rare derailment of a suburban train near Paris caused by a large amount of overnight rainfall in the region.More >>
  • Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal

    Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 4:28 AM EDT2018-06-12 08:28:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018.
    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others as he launches the purge of a church that has imploded under an avalanche of accusations of...More >>
    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others as he launches the purge of a church that has imploded under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and cover-up.More >>
  • Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

    Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

    Monday, June 11 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-06-11 19:14:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/LE Baskow). Most of the Kapoho area including the tide pools is now covered in fresh lava with few properties still intact as the Kilauea Volcano lower east rift zone eruption continues on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.(AP Photo/LE Baskow). Most of the Kapoho area including the tide pools is now covered in fresh lava with few properties still intact as the Kilauea Volcano lower east rift zone eruption continues on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.
    Scientists say lava that poured into the low-laying coastal Hawaii neighborhoods of Kapoho and Vacationland spread across the area in just two days.More >>
    Scientists say lava that poured into the low-laying coastal Hawaii neighborhoods of Kapoho and Vacationland spread across the area in just two days.More >>
  • Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

    Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

    Monday, June 11 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-06-11 18:11:31 GMT
    California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says 12 Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, were caused by downed power lines.More >>
    California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says 12 Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, were caused by downed power lines.More >>
  • Puerto Rican Day Parade displays post-hurricane pride

    Puerto Rican Day Parade displays post-hurricane pride

    Monday, June 11 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-06-11 12:58:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki). FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, a man rolls on a hover-board along Fifth Avenue during the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York.  Amid all the fun and celebration planned for this years parade on Sunday, June...(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki). FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, a man rolls on a hover-board along Fifth Avenue during the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York. Amid all the fun and celebration planned for this years parade on Sunday, June...
    The National Puerto Rican Parade has kicked off in New York City with participants honoring heroes who have been helping the island recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.More >>
    The National Puerto Rican Parade has kicked off in New York City with participants honoring heroes who have been helping the island recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.More >>
  • Puerto Rican Day Parade to shine light on hurricane struggle

    Puerto Rican Day Parade to shine light on hurricane struggle

    Sunday, June 10 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-06-10 18:26:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki). FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, a man rolls on a hover-board along Fifth Avenue during the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York.  Amid all the fun and celebration planned for this years parade on Sunday, June...(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki). FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, a man rolls on a hover-board along Fifth Avenue during the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York. Amid all the fun and celebration planned for this years parade on Sunday, June...
    Puerto Rican Day Parade promises spotlight on island's continuing storm recovery.More >>
    Puerto Rican Day Parade promises spotlight on island's continuing storm recovery.More >>
  • Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

    Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

    Sunday, June 10 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-06-10 15:39:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, a firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, i...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, a firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, i...
    State fire officials say Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and equipment sparked a dozen wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 15 people last October in California's wine country.More >>
    State fire officials say Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and equipment sparked a dozen wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 15 people last October in California's wine country.More >>
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