Tokyo's wet weather streak ends after 21 days

National Aug 23, 2017

Tokyo's wet weather streak ends after 21 days

The Tokyo area's 21-day stretch of rainfall that began Aug. 1 ended Tuesday, the second-longest wet streak logged for the month of August. According to the Meteorological Agency, from Aug. 1 to Aug. 21, Tokyo experienced 131.5 milliliters of rain, with the average for the ...

Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide, hopeful keep digging

World Oct 4, 2015

Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide, hopeful keep digging

Hopes faded of finding any remaining survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 73 people, even as families scrabbled through rubble to find the bodies of loved-ones, with hundreds of others still missing. Distraught relatives of the victims shoveled alongside diggers ...

Texas governor: Deadly flooding had 'tsunami-type power'

World May 26, 2015

Texas governor: Deadly flooding had 'tsunami-type power'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three people in his state as "a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass." Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew ...