Toll in Indonesian landslide rises to 26 dead, 82 missing

Dec 14, 2014

Toll in Indonesian landslide rises to 26 dead, 82 missing

Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the disaster, officials said. At least 26 people have been confirmed dead after ...

Dec 12, 2014

Powerful storm knocks out power, disrupts flights in California

A Pacific storm pummeled drought-parched northern and central California on Thursday with heavy rain and high winds, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights, washing out roads and prompting school closures in the Bay Area. Some 240 departing and incoming ...

Powerful typhoon threatens Philippines

Dec 4, 2014

Powerful typhoon threatens Philippines

Terrified survivors of a supertyphoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year were preparing for a powerful new storm on Wednesday as authorities scrambled to find safe evacuation centers. Typhoon Hagupit was building strength in the Pacific Ocean as it moved toward central ...

Buffalo braces as epic blizzard thaws, rain, floods loom

Nov 24, 2014

Buffalo braces as epic blizzard thaws, rain, floods loom

Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet (2.1 meters) of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the city’s mayor said Sunday. A ban on driving will continue in hard-hit South Buffalo as ...

Floods now threaten area of snowed-in New York state

Nov 23, 2014

Floods now threaten area of snowed-in New York state

Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat Saturday, with temperatures forecast to rise and melt the snow. Areas of western New York that got socked with more than 6 feet (2 ...

Italian floods hit agriculture, draw accusations of neglect

Nov 6, 2014

Italian floods hit agriculture, draw accusations of neglect

Floods coursed through Italy on Wednesday, damaging agriculture and reviving a controversy over environmental neglect. Italy’s agricultural heartland in the fertile north was particularly heavily hit by the flooding. National agriculture association CIA said mud and water had destroyed orchards and vineyards in the ...

Dozen hurt as strong typhoon bears down on Okinawa

Oct 12, 2014

Dozen hurt as strong typhoon bears down on Okinawa

A powerful typhoon poured heavy rains over the island of Okinawa and was taking aim at Kyushu on Sunday, becoming the second severe storm to hit in a week. At least 35 people have been reported injured in Okinawa and Kyushu, where authorities told ...

Okinawa braces as massive Typhoon Vongfong powers north

Oct 10, 2014

Okinawa braces as massive Typhoon Vongfong powers north

Japan was bracing on Friday for its strongest storm this year, a supertyphoon powering north toward the Okinawa island chain that threatens to rake a wide swath of the nation with strong winds and torrential rain. Typhoon Vongfong, which at one point rivaled last ...