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  • Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

    Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:06 AM EDT2018-07-19 09:06:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - This Sept. 8, 2014 file photo shows downtown Pahoa, Hawaii. The small, rural town of Pahoa is the gateway to the eruption pouring rivers of lava out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Historic wooden buildings lining it...(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - This Sept. 8, 2014 file photo shows downtown Pahoa, Hawaii. The small, rural town of Pahoa is the gateway to the eruption pouring rivers of lava out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Historic wooden buildings lining it...
    Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano.More >>
    Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano.More >>
  • Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

    Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:32:28 GMT
    (Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP). This photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources shows damage to the roof of a tour boat after an explosion sent lava flying through the roof off the Big Island of Hawa...(Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP). This photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources shows damage to the roof of a tour boat after an explosion sent lava flying through the roof off the Big Island of Hawa...
    Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a...More >>
    Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.More >>
  • Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire

    Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:18:18 GMT
    Authorities say it appears a tractor operator died while trying to restrain a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest.More >>
    Authorities say it appears a tractor operator died while trying to restrain a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest.More >>
  • The Latest: Oregon wildfire grows to 70 square miles

    The Latest: Oregon wildfire grows to 70 square miles

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:23:13 GMT
    (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP). A firefighting aircraft makes a water drop on a wildfire approaching a house, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Spokane, Wash. Fire crews from Spokane, Spokane Valley and Fire District 9 are fighting a fast-moving w...(Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP). A firefighting aircraft makes a water drop on a wildfire approaching a house, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Spokane, Wash. Fire crews from Spokane, Spokane Valley and Fire District 9 are fighting a fast-moving w...
    One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon.More >>
    One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon.More >>
  • 1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season

    1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:51:44 GMT
    (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP). Trees burn near a home Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Spokane, Wash. Fire crews from Spokane, Spokane Valley and Fire District 9 are fighting a fast-moving wildfire just north of Upriver Drive that has engulfed s...(Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP). Trees burn near a home Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Spokane, Wash. Fire crews from Spokane, Spokane Valley and Fire District 9 are fighting a fast-moving wildfire just north of Upriver Drive that has engulfed s...
    A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency.More >>
    A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency.More >>
  • Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

    Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-07-18 21:46:30 GMT
    (of San Luis Obispo) via AP, File). FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, crews work to finish up a massive seawall at the base of the Mud Creek Slide alon Highway 1 on the coast of Big Sur, Calif. Transportation officials say the stretch of Highwa...(of San Luis Obispo) via AP, File). FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, crews work to finish up a massive seawall at the base of the Mud Creek Slide alon Highway 1 on the coast of Big Sur, Calif. Transportation officials say the stretch of Highwa...
    California transportation officials say an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is ready to reopen to traffic.More >>
    California transportation officials say an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is ready to reopen to traffic.More >>
  • Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

    Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-07-18 17:16:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger). The Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif, on Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Noah Berger). The Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif, on Monday, July 16, 2018.
    Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter.More >>
    Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter.More >>
  • Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

    Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:35:56 GMT
    (Maja Suslin / TT via AP). Smoke rises from just beyond a bank of trees and homes, as a wildfire threatens large tracts of land, outside Ljusdal, Sweden, Tuesday July 17,  2018. This is one of about 80 wildfires reported in Sweden, due to the dry weath...(Maja Suslin / TT via AP). Smoke rises from just beyond a bank of trees and homes, as a wildfire threatens large tracts of land, outside Ljusdal, Sweden, Tuesday July 17, 2018. This is one of about 80 wildfires reported in Sweden, due to the dry weath...
    Sweden fighting to put out dozens of raging wildfires, gets EU to help with Italian water-bombing planes.More >>
    Sweden fighting to put out dozens of raging wildfires, gets EU to help with Italian water-bombing planes.More >>
  • Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

    Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:45 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:45:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger). A fire transport drives along Highway 140, one of the entrances to Yosemite National Park, on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Mariposa, Calif. The road remains closed as crews battle a deadly wildfire burning near the west end of Yose...(AP Photo/Noah Berger). A fire transport drives along Highway 140, one of the entrances to Yosemite National Park, on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Mariposa, Calif. The road remains closed as crews battle a deadly wildfire burning near the west end of Yose...
    A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants.More >>
    A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants.More >>
  • Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

    Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:45 AM EDT2018-07-17 06:45:13 GMT
    Hawaii officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring at least 13 people.More >>
    Hawaii officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring at least 13 people.More >>
  • Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

    Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:54:46 GMT
    (Andrew Kuhn /The Merced Sun-Star via AP). Crews battle the Ferguson Fire along steep terrain behind the Redbud Lodge along Highway 140 near El Portal in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 14, 2018.(Andrew Kuhn /The Merced Sun-Star via AP). Crews battle the Ferguson Fire along steep terrain behind the Redbud Lodge along Highway 140 near El Portal in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
    A wildfire that killed a California firefighter has grown quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park.More >>
    A wildfire that killed a California firefighter has grown quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park.More >>
  • Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

    Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-07-15 12:51:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2013 file photo, a fire truck drives past burning trees as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2013 file photo, a fire truck drives past burning trees as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ...
    California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park.More >>
    California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park.More >>
  • Funding will help finish Houston-area flood-control projects

    Funding will help finish Houston-area flood-control projects

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-07-12 10:51:16 GMT
    Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey say $5 billion in federal funding that's been awarded to Texas in the wake of last year's deadly storm will finally help them finish major flood control...More >>
    Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey say $5 billion in federal funding that's been awarded to Texas in the wake of last year's deadly storm will finally help them finish major flood control projects.More >>
  • Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

    Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:46:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Haruka Nuga). Destroyed houses are covered with mud at a damaged area in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people ...(AP Photo/Haruka Nuga). Destroyed houses are covered with mud at a damaged area in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people ...
    176 confirmed dead after last week's heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city.More >>
    176 confirmed dead after last week's heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city.More >>
  • Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

    Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:37:51 GMT
    (Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily via AP). An area burned in the Red Canyon Fire is viewed Monday, July 9, 2018, between Edwards and Wolcott, Colo.(Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily via AP). An area burned in the Red Canyon Fire is viewed Monday, July 9, 2018, between Edwards and Wolcott, Colo.
    A small fire that was set illegally and left unattended likely ignited a destructive blaze in Colorado that destroyed several homes.More >>
    A small fire that was set illegally and left unattended likely ignited a destructive blaze in Colorado that destroyed several homes.More >>
  • Baby killed, dozens hurt when tornado hits North Dakota city

    Baby killed, dozens hurt when tornado hits North Dakota city

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:11 AM EDT2018-07-11 08:11:53 GMT
    (Clifford Bowden via AP). This photo provided by Clifford Bowden shows damage early Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at an RV park in Watford City, N.D., after a violent storm whipped through the northwestern North Dakota city overnight. More than two dozen peo...(Clifford Bowden via AP). This photo provided by Clifford Bowden shows damage early Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at an RV park in Watford City, N.D., after a violent storm whipped through the northwestern North Dakota city overnight. More than two dozen peo...
    A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a northwestern North Dakota city.More >>
    A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a northwestern North Dakota city.More >>
  • Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space

    Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:22:42 GMT
    More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that poses no immediate threat to any populated areas but is generating so much heat and smoke that...More >>
    More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that poses no immediate threat to any populated areas but is generating so much heat and smoke that it's now visible from space.More >>
  • The Latest: NASA says Nevada wildfire visible from space

    The Latest: NASA says Nevada wildfire visible from space

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:43:34 GMT
    NASA says smoke from a massive wildfire burning in northern Nevada is visible from space. A NASA satellite captured infrared imaging of the fire that has burned nearly 700 square miles of remote rangeland _ an area...More >>
    NASA says smoke from a massive wildfire burning in northern Nevada is visible from space. A NASA satellite captured infrared imaging of the fire that has burned nearly 700 square miles of remote rangeland _ an area almost half the size of Rhode Island.More >>
  • Many out of power, water in flood-hit Japan; over 150 dead

    Many out of power, water in flood-hit Japan; over 150 dead

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:44:03 GMT
    (Yohei Nishimura/Kyodo News via AP). In this Monday, July 9, 2018, photo, a roof of a house is left in the middle of a road in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan. Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for d...(Yohei Nishimura/Kyodo News via AP). In this Monday, July 9, 2018, photo, a roof of a house is left in the middle of a road in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan. Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for d...
    Rescuers are combing through mud-covered hillsides and near riverbanks to look for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll has risen to 122.More >>
    Rescuers are combing through mud-covered hillsides and near riverbanks to look for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll has risen to 122.More >>
  • The Latest: 155 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing

    The Latest: 155 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:11 AM EDT2018-07-10 10:11:01 GMT
    Japan's government says at least 134 people have been confirmed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan.More >>
    Japan's government says at least 134 people have been confirmed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan.More >>
  • California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

    California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

    Monday, July 9 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-07-09 21:56:15 GMT
    A fire official says a person has died in a fast-moving blaze near the California-Oregon border.More >>
    A fire official says a person has died in a fast-moving blaze near the California-Oregon border.More >>
  • Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods

    Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods

    Monday, July 9 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-07-09 20:56:24 GMT
    (Shohei Miyano/Kyodo News via AP). In this July 7, 2018 photo, a resident is rescued in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, following heavy rain. Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on ...(Shohei Miyano/Kyodo News via AP). In this July 7, 2018 photo, a resident is rescued in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, following heavy rain. Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on ...
    People are preparing for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan, where several days of heavy rainfall has set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area.More >>
    People are preparing for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan, where several days of heavy rainfall has set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area.More >>
  • Crews battle destructive wildfires raging in US West

    Crews battle destructive wildfires raging in US West

    Monday, July 9 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-07-09 17:04:16 GMT
    (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP). Oregon firefighter Martin Sierra walks back from the line on the Lake Christine Fire in Basalt, Colo., Sunday, July 8, 2018.(Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP). Oregon firefighter Martin Sierra walks back from the line on the Lake Christine Fire in Basalt, Colo., Sunday, July 8, 2018.
    Firefighters have been able to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California.More >>
    Firefighters have been able to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California.More >>
  • The Latest: EU chief suggests moving Japan summit to Tokyo

    The Latest: EU chief suggests moving Japan summit to Tokyo

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:32 AM EDT2018-07-09 10:32:06 GMT
    (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP). A woman walks past debris caused by a heavy rain in Uwajima, Ehime prefecture, western Japan Monday, July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several da...(Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP). A woman walks past debris caused by a heavy rain in Uwajima, Ehime prefecture, western Japan Monday, July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several da...
    The Japanese government says at least 100 people have died or are presumed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan.More >>
    The Japanese government says at least 100 people have died or are presumed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan.More >>
  • Remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl dissipates after Dominica

    Remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl dissipates after Dominica

    Monday, July 9 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-07-09 07:53:30 GMT
    Tropical Storm Beryl is moving rapidly westward toward the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea.More >>
    Tropical Storm Beryl is moving rapidly westward toward the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea.More >>
  • The Latest: Containment grows on California's largest fire

    The Latest: Containment grows on California's largest fire

    Sunday, July 8 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-07-09 02:34:10 GMT
    (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP). Oregon firefighter Markus Idroga puts out hot spots above the Wilds neighborhood from the Lake Christine Fire, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Basalt, Colo.(Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP). Oregon firefighter Markus Idroga puts out hot spots above the Wilds neighborhood from the Lake Christine Fire, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Basalt, Colo.
    Firefighters are making significant progress on a wildfire in California that has burned more than a dozen structures and blackened over 141 square miles.More >>
    Firefighters are making significant progress on a wildfire in California that has burned more than a dozen structures and blackened over 141 square miles.More >>
  • Wildfires rage through California amid heat rage

    Wildfires rage through California amid heat rage

    Sunday, July 8 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-07-08 23:39:43 GMT
    (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP). Firefighters battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Dozens of fires are burning across the dry American West, fueled by...(Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP). Firefighters battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Dozens of fires are burning across the dry American West, fueled by...
    Wildfires that have destroyed dozens of buildings and caused at least one death continue to ravage California as a heat wave sweeps the southern part of the state.More >>
    Wildfires that have destroyed dozens of buildings and caused at least one death continue to ravage California as a heat wave sweeps the southern part of the state.More >>
  • Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan

    Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan

    Sunday, July 8 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-07-08 23:08:29 GMT
    (Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP). Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members use a boat to evacuate residents from a flooded area caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Torrents of rainfall and f...(Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP). Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members use a boat to evacuate residents from a flooded area caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Torrents of rainfall and f...
    Heavy rainfall is hammering southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands as local media report the death toll has risen to 54 with 44 people missing.More >>
    Heavy rainfall is hammering southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands as local media report the death toll has risen to 54 with 44 people missing.More >>
  • Beryl weakens to tropical storm en route to Caribbean

    Beryl weakens to tropical storm en route to Caribbean

    Saturday, July 7 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-07-08 02:46:40 GMT
    Newly formed Hurricane Beryl is on a path that should carry it over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend and into the eastern Caribbean, bringing a new threat to islands still rebuilding from last year's...More >>
    Newly formed Hurricane Beryl is on a path that should carry it over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend and into the eastern Caribbean, bringing a new threat to islands still rebuilding from last year's storms.More >>
  • 38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan

    38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan

    Saturday, July 7 2018 2:08 PM EDT2018-07-07 18:08:45 GMT
    (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP). Residents are evacuated to a safer place from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southw...(Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP). Residents are evacuated to a safer place from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southw...
    Torrents of rainfall and flooding are battering a widespread area in southwestern Japan, with public broadcaster NHK saying 38 people are dead and 47 missing.More >>
    Torrents of rainfall and flooding are battering a widespread area in southwestern Japan, with public broadcaster NHK saying 38 people are dead and 47 missing.More >>
  • Hurricane Beryl forms in Atlantic, heads for east Caribbean

    Hurricane Beryl forms in Atlantic, heads for east Caribbean

    Friday, July 6 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-07-07 03:37:32 GMT
    Puerto Rico braces for winds of up to 40 mph, widespread flooding as Beryl approaches.More >>
    Puerto Rico braces for winds of up to 40 mph, widespread flooding as Beryl approaches.More >>
  • Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

    Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

    Friday, July 6 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-07-06 19:27:20 GMT
    (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP). A plane drops fire retardant on homes in the area of Basalt, Colo., Wednesday, July 4, 2018, during the Lake Christine Fire.(Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP). A plane drops fire retardant on homes in the area of Basalt, Colo., Wednesday, July 4, 2018, during the Lake Christine Fire.
    An erratic wildfire charging through dry land near the Colorado ski town of Aspen has destroyed three homes and forced people to flee in the middle of the night.More >>
    An erratic wildfire charging through dry land near the Colorado ski town of Aspen has destroyed three homes and forced people to flee in the middle of the night.More >>
  • Missouri waterslide injury highlights lax regulation

    Missouri waterslide injury highlights lax regulation

    Friday, July 6 2018 5:13 AM EDT2018-07-06 09:13:47 GMT
    (KSDK-TV via AP). This June 22, 2018, photo from video provided by KSDK-TV shows the new water slide Typhoon Twister at Six Flags St. Louis. No government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis before a woman...(KSDK-TV via AP). This June 22, 2018, photo from video provided by KSDK-TV shows the new water slide Typhoon Twister at Six Flags St. Louis. No government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis before a woman...
    A safety inspection of a new Six Flags St. Louis waterslide was not conducted by government officials before a woman said she suffered whiplash last month on the slide.More >>
    A safety inspection of a new Six Flags St. Louis waterslide was not conducted by government officials before a woman said she suffered whiplash last month on the slide.More >>
  • Injury on Missouri waterslide highlights lax regulation

    Injury on Missouri waterslide highlights lax regulation

    Thursday, July 5 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-07-06 01:34:12 GMT
    (KSDK-TV via AP). This June 22, 2018, photo from video provided by KSDK-TV shows the new water slide Typhoon Twister at Six Flags St. Louis. No government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis before a woman...(KSDK-TV via AP). This June 22, 2018, photo from video provided by KSDK-TV shows the new water slide Typhoon Twister at Six Flags St. Louis. No government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis before a woman...
    A Missouri woman says she was injured on a new water slide at Six Flags St. Louis, but the three levels of government over the park all say they're not in charge of water slide safety.More >>
    A Missouri woman says she was injured on a new water slide at Six Flags St. Louis, but the three levels of government over the park all say they're not in charge of water slide safety.More >>
  • Growing fires in US West put damper on holiday festivities

    Growing fires in US West put damper on holiday festivities

    Thursday, July 5 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-07-05 22:24:05 GMT
    (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP). The Spring Creek Fire continues to burn in Costilla County on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in La Veta, Colo. More than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains were destroyed by a growing wildfire, while hundreds of ot...(Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP). The Spring Creek Fire continues to burn in Costilla County on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in La Veta, Colo. More than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains were destroyed by a growing wildfire, while hundreds of ot...
    Large wildfires are growing across the American West, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires.More >>
    Large wildfires are growing across the American West, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires.More >>
  • Americans celebrate July 4 with fireworks, parades, salutes

    Americans celebrate July 4 with fireworks, parades, salutes

    Thursday, July 5 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-07-05 20:07:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Maddie Scaletta, center, waits with friends for the start of rehearsals for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday, July 3, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Maddie Scaletta, center, waits with friends for the start of rehearsals for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
    On July 4, Americans celebrate their union, rue their divisionsAmericans are marking Independence Day with parades, fireworks and, for some, a renewed sense of pride in their 242-year-old nation.More >>
    On July 4, Americans celebrate their union, rue their divisionsAmericans are marking Independence Day with parades, fireworks and, for some, a renewed sense of pride in their 242-year-old nation.More >>
  • Guatemala ups number of missing to 332 in volcano eruption

    Guatemala ups number of missing to 332 in volcano eruption

    Thursday, July 5 2018 4:09 AM EDT2018-07-05 08:09:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). In this June 19, 2018 photo, a boulder stands on the slopes of the Volcano of Fire along its path of destruction in the aftermath of its eruption in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala. Much of the landscape was rendered a barren mo...(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). In this June 19, 2018 photo, a boulder stands on the slopes of the Volcano of Fire along its path of destruction in the aftermath of its eruption in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala. Much of the landscape was rendered a barren mo...
    Authorities in Guatemala have raised by more than 130 the number of people missing from last month's deadly eruption of the Volcano of Fire.More >>
    Authorities in Guatemala have raised by more than 130 the number of people missing from last month's deadly eruption of the Volcano of Fire.More >>
  • Bali volcano hurls lava and ash, airport unaffected

    Bali volcano hurls lava and ash, airport unaffected

    Thursday, July 5 2018 1:45 AM EDT2018-07-05 05:45:17 GMT
    The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has erupted, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes.More >>
    The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has erupted, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes.More >>
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