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  • Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

    Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:47:09 GMT
    (Kyodo News via AP). CORRECTS YEAR - In this April 19, 2018, photo, volcanic smoke billows from Mt. Io, foreground, part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu, taken over Ebino city, Miyazaki prefecture. The Meteorol...(Kyodo News via AP). CORRECTS YEAR - In this April 19, 2018, photo, volcanic smoke billows from Mt. Io, foreground, part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu, taken over Ebino city, Miyazaki prefecture. The Meteorol...
    A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain.More >
    A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain.More >
  • Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern Iran

    Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern Iran

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:45:06 GMT
    US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Iran near nuclear plant; felt in Bahrain, Persian Gulf.More >
    US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Iran near nuclear plant; felt in Bahrain, Persian Gulf.More >
  • Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

    Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-04-19 06:23:52 GMT
    A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes.More >
    A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes.More >
  • Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

    Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:55:03 GMT
    An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory.More >
    An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory.More >
  • Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

    Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:16:43 GMT
    (Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.(Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.
    Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.More >
    Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.More >
  • Mudslide survivors find hope in recovered belongings

    Mudslide survivors find hope in recovered belongings

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:34 AM EDT2018-04-18 09:34:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, mudslide survivor Mari Mitchel moves drawers covered in mud in her bedroom, in Montecito, Calif. The mudslide carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, mudslide survivor Mari Mitchel moves drawers covered in mud in her bedroom, in Montecito, Calif. The mudslide carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a...
    Months after the mudslides nearly wiped the small community of Montecito off the map and killed 23 people, those who survived are still looking for and finding their belongings in the deep and hardened sludge.More >
    Months after the mudslides nearly wiped the small community of Montecito off the map and killed 23 people, those who survived are still looking for and finding their belongings in the deep and hardened sludge.More >
  • Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm

    Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:15 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:15:06 GMT
    (Courtesy of Hawaii Governor's Office via AP). In this Monday, April 16, 2018, photo provided by the Office of the Governor, Hawaii, Hawaii Gov. David Ige, left, flies over the flood-damaged areas of the island of Kauai. Heavy rains on Kauai let up on ...(Courtesy of Hawaii Governor's Office via AP). In this Monday, April 16, 2018, photo provided by the Office of the Governor, Hawaii, Hawaii Gov. David Ige, left, flies over the flood-damaged areas of the island of Kauai. Heavy rains on Kauai let up on ...
    Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers.More >
    Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers.More >
  • Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

    Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:54:55 GMT
    Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma continue battling blazes that have killed two...More >
    Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma continue battling blazes that have killed two people so far.More >
  • Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

    Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:12:56 GMT
    Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds.More >
    Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds.More >
  • Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow

    Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:44:52 GMT
    (Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record via AP). Wooddale Lane is blocked by a tree the day after a tornado devastated the eastern portion of the city Monday, April 16, 2018, in Greensboro, N.C.(Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record via AP). Wooddale Lane is blocked by a tree the day after a tornado devastated the eastern portion of the city Monday, April 16, 2018, in Greensboro, N.C.
    A mid-April storm that pushed across the U.S. created a tornado in the South that killed a person, coated the Upper Midwest with 2 feet of snow and eventually soaked the Northeast with rain.More >
    A mid-April storm that pushed across the U.S. created a tornado in the South that killed a person, coated the Upper Midwest with 2 feet of snow and eventually soaked the Northeast with rain.More >
  • Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow

    Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-04-16 14:15:54 GMT
    (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP). Delta Airlines flight attendant Victoria Flees trudges through the snow with her bags in downtown Minneapolis on the way back home from the light rail station after her flight to Paris was grounded along with all ...(Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP). Delta Airlines flight attendant Victoria Flees trudges through the snow with her bags in downtown Minneapolis on the way back home from the light rail station after her flight to Paris was grounded along with all ...
    Flights canceled, roadways treacherous as deadly storm system hits central US with heavy snow, wind and rain.More >
    Flights canceled, roadways treacherous as deadly storm system hits central US with heavy snow, wind and rain.More >
  • The Latest: State of emergency issued in North Carolina city

    The Latest: State of emergency issued in North Carolina city

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-04-16 05:32:05 GMT
    (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP). Delta Airlines flight attendant Victoria Flees trudges through the snow with her bags in downtown Minneapolis on the way back home from the light rail station after her flight to Paris was grounded along with all ...(Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP). Delta Airlines flight attendant Victoria Flees trudges through the snow with her bags in downtown Minneapolis on the way back home from the light rail station after her flight to Paris was grounded along with all ...
    A spring storm is moving east after dumping up to 2 feet of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest.More >
    A spring storm is moving east after dumping up to 2 feet of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest.More >
  • The Latest: Minneapolis airport reopens after blizzard

    The Latest: Minneapolis airport reopens after blizzard

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-04-15 13:14:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Grounds crew workers pull the tarp off the field after a storm dumped rain on Kauffman Stadium before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels ,Friday, April 13, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Grounds crew workers pull the tarp off the field after a storm dumped rain on Kauffman Stadium before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels ,Friday, April 13, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo.
    A storm system stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes has dumped a foot of snow on parts of the upper Midwest and is being blamed for at least two deaths.More >
    A storm system stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes has dumped a foot of snow on parts of the upper Midwest and is being blamed for at least two deaths.More >
  • Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

    Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

    Sunday, April 15 2018 12:58 AM EDT2018-04-15 04:58:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner). A line of thunderstorms pass over a barn near Baldwin City, Kan., Friday, April 13, 2018. The area was under a severe thunderstorm warning.(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner). A line of thunderstorms pass over a barn near Baldwin City, Kan., Friday, April 13, 2018. The area was under a severe thunderstorm warning.
    A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Plains and Midwest Friday, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanked much of the Northern...More >
    A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Plains and Midwest Friday, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanked much of the Northern Plains.More >
  • System spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in the Plains

    System spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in the Plains

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:49:47 GMT
    A potent, slow-moving spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend has begun raking the Plains and Midwest, bringing blizzard conditions to South Dakota and the threat of tornadoes from Texas...More >
    A potent, slow-moving spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend has begun raking the Plains and Midwest, bringing blizzard conditions to South Dakota and the threat of tornadoes from Texas and Louisiana north all the way to Iowa.More >
  • Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

    Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:29:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams. File). FILE - In this Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, a tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year fo...(AP Photo/Alonzo Adams. File). FILE - In this Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, a tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year fo...
    Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year for tornadoes while also facing wildfire threats because of severe drought conditions.More >
    Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year for tornadoes while also facing wildfire threats because of severe drought conditions.More >
  • Earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma include magnitude 4.6

    Earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma include magnitude 4.6

    Thursday, April 12 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-04-12 18:59:28 GMT
    The U.S. Geological Survey reports four earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma, including one of magnitude of 4.6 that was felt in Kansas and Missouri.More >
    The U.S. Geological Survey reports four earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma, including one of magnitude of 4.6 that was felt in Kansas and Missouri.More >
  • Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

    Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-04-11 15:50:58 GMT
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California.More >
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California.More >
  • EPA to clean up toxic Texas site damaged by Hurricane Harvey

    EPA to clean up toxic Texas site damaged by Hurricane Harvey

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:04:22 GMT
    Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a river.More >
    Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a river.More >
  • US awards $18.5 billion in recovery grants for Puerto Rico

    US awards $18.5 billion in recovery grants for Puerto Rico

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:43:23 GMT
    The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid after Hurricane Maria.More >
    The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid after Hurricane Maria.More >
  • FEMA faulted for failed contracts to deliver hurricane aid

    FEMA faulted for failed contracts to deliver hurricane aid

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:05:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File). FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management A...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File). FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management A...
    A new investigation by Senate Democrats finds FEMA awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised.More >
    A new investigation by Senate Democrats finds FEMA awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised.More >
  • Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile, no damage reported

    Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile, no damage reported

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-04-10 13:53:29 GMT
    The U.S. Geological Survey says it has recorded a 6.2 magnitude earthquake near the city of Ovalle in Chile.More >
    The U.S. Geological Survey says it has recorded a 6.2 magnitude earthquake near the city of Ovalle in Chile.More >
  • Magnitude 4.7 quake hits temblor-prone central Italy

    Magnitude 4.7 quake hits temblor-prone central Italy

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-04-10 11:05:03 GMT
    A 4.7-magnitude quake has hit an area of central Italy near Macerata struck by a deadly series of quakes in 2016.More >
    A 4.7-magnitude quake has hit an area of central Italy near Macerata struck by a deadly series of quakes in 2016.More >
  • Officials: Didn't know of flood risk from dams during Harvey

    Officials: Didn't know of flood risk from dams during Harvey

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-04-10 00:46:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, a neighborhood near Addicks Reservoir are flooded by rain from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. Houston area officials said Monday, April 9, 2018, during a congressional hear...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, a neighborhood near Addicks Reservoir are flooded by rain from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. Houston area officials said Monday, April 9, 2018, during a congressional hear...
    Houston-area officials tell congressional committee they weren't aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane...More >
    Houston-area officials tell congressional committee they weren't aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey.More >
  • Rivers swell as wet storm moves through Northern California

    Rivers swell as wet storm moves through Northern California

    Sunday, April 8 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-09 02:23:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Pedestrians shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas Friday, April 6, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif. A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Pedestrians shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas Friday, April 6, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif. A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged...
    Tourists streamed out of Yosemite National Park, baseball fans were denied a game and authorities kept a close eye on swelling rivers and rising water in a damaged dam as a "Pineapple Express" storm drenched...More >
    Tourists streamed out of Yosemite National Park, baseball fans were denied a game and authorities kept a close eye on swelling rivers and rising water in a damaged dam as a "Pineapple Express" storm drenched Northern California.More >
  • FEMA: Puerto Rico running out of time as storm season nears

    FEMA: Puerto Rico running out of time as storm season nears

    Sunday, April 8 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-04-08 15:14:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti,File). In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, Public Works Sub-Director Ramon Mendez, wearing a hard hat at left, works with locals who are municipal workers, from right, Eliezer Nazario, Tomas Martinez and Angel Diaz as they install...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti,File). In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, Public Works Sub-Director Ramon Mendez, wearing a hard hat at left, works with locals who are municipal workers, from right, Eliezer Nazario, Tomas Martinez and Angel Diaz as they install...
    The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will take up to an estimated $50 billion to help rebuild Puerto Rico.More >
    The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will take up to an estimated $50 billion to help rebuild Puerto Rico.More >
  • Rain shuts Yosemite, threatens problems at tallest US dam

    Rain shuts Yosemite, threatens problems at tallest US dam

    Saturday, April 7 2018 4:48 AM EDT2018-04-07 08:48:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). A man walks between flood barriers on 17th Street in San Francisco, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine cou...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). A man walks between flood barriers on 17th Street in San Francisco, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine cou...
    Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine country and could be the first test of the spillway at Oroville Dam.More >
    Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine country and could be the first test of the spillway at Oroville Dam.More >
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