Severe storms slam U.S. South, killing at least four

Dec 25, 2014

Severe storms slam U.S. South, killing at least four

Power companies struggled to restore electricity to thousands of people in Mississippi on Wednesday, a day after a powerful storm swept through the Southeastern U.S. and killed at least four people. Police in Columbia, Mississippi, were stationed at all major intersections because traffic lights ...

Strong quake rocks California wine country, injuring dozens

Aug 25, 2014

Strong quake rocks California wine country, injuring dozens

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring more than 100 people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa. The quake, the biggest in the region ...

Farms face ¥66 billion damage tab from snow

Feb 26, 2014

Farms face ¥66 billion damage tab from snow

February’s heavy snows caused ¥65.8 billion in damage to agriculture in nine prefectures in eastern and central Japan, according to preliminary government estimates. Most of the damage was caused to greenhouses that collapsed under the heavy snowfall. The central government has decided to extend ...