Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Dec 29, 2014

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Exhausted and cold but safe, a group of 49 people arrived at the Italian port of Bari Monday after they were rescued from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in ...

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

Dec 12, 2014

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens to thousands and delaying travel by air, train and ferry. Pacific Gas & Electric is reporting ...

No major damage reported in Philippine typhoon; three dead

Dec 8, 2014

No major damage reported in Philippine typhoon; three dead

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least three people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year. Shallow floods, damaged shanties ...

Nov 23, 2014

Series of storms raises hopes in California's drought

Hours of steady rain Saturday from Northern California’s third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state is moving out of its driest three years in history — while still deeply locked in drought. After the past week’s three back-to-back winter storms, ...

Oct 20, 2014

Three missing Japanese trekkers found safe in Nepal

Three Japanese trekkers thought missing in the recent snowstorms in the Annapurna region of Nepal are safe after descending the world’s 10th-highest peak uninjured, officials at the Japanese Embassy in Katmandu said. Blizzards caused by a powerful cyclone started hitting the Himalayas around last ...

Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of Philippines

Sep 15, 2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of Philippines

Typhoon Kalmaegi swept out of the Philippines on Monday after causing chest-deep floods in some rural areas but largely leaving the storm-prone country unscathed, authorities said. The storm, with winds of 160 kph, struck the northeast of the main island of Luzon on Sunday ...

Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Aug 14, 2014

Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Six French climbers died in a fall on France’s Mont Blanc after a night of snow and wind on Western Europe’s tallest mountain, officials said Wednesday. August is the height of the climbing season on Mont Blanc, where even in the warmest months storms ...