North Korea calls floods 'worst disaster' since WWII

Sep 14, 2016

North Korea calls floods 'worst disaster' since WWII

Floods in North Korea that have left hundreds dead or missing are the “worst disaster” to hit the country since World War II, state media said Wednesday. The official KCNA news agency did not give exact numbers of those killed or unaccounted for, but ...

Sep 4, 2016

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey ...

Central Indiana twisters wreak havoc, flatten homes, Starbucks cafe

Aug 25, 2016

Central Indiana twisters wreak havoc, flatten homes, Starbucks cafe

Thunderstorms and tornadoes plowed through central Indiana on Wednesday, demolishing numerous homes and a Starbucks cafe in Kokomo and cutting power to thousands of Indianapolis-area residents, but no serious injuries were immediately reported. The National Weather Service issued a bulletin saying a “confirmed large ...

Japan's disaster-hit regions look to 'Pokemon Go' to draw tourists

Aug 10, 2016

Japan's disaster-hit regions look to 'Pokemon Go' to draw tourists

Four disaster-hit prefectures are counting on the frenzy sparked by “Pokemon Go” to draw more tourists. Officials from Kumamoto, Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures said Wednesday they will use the popular augmented-reality game to encourage more people to visit and thereby spur reconstruction. The ...